Riding the Waves

Growing up in Australia, I grew up loving the beach. (About 80 percent of Australians live on the coast.) So whenever I can, I take my family to a beautiful, welcoming, and quiet beach.

When our girls were small and had not learned to swim, I held their hands tightly as the waves splashed against us. They held my hands firmly too! Our son, on the other hand, who could swim well, wasn’t interested in being at the mercy of the waves. He loved to ride them!

The waves of difficulty, grief, and pain roll onto the shores of our lives unannounced. But we don’t have to be overcome by them. Riding life's waves is not only the best way to cope--but to be victorious!

The apostle Paul had experienced more than his share of life’s ‘waves,’ but more than this, he felt the bitter hatred from others for being a follower of Christ (see 2 Corinthians 11:23-28). Yet he could declare with confidence, having been pummeled by the ‘waves’ of being Jesus disciple, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)

Are you feeling pounded and overwhelmed by the waves of life? Perhaps you feel your connection with Christ drowning as a result. Don’t despair. God will hold onto you with His Almighty hand and will never let go (Isaiah 41:10).

Chris Buttery, Lead Pastor


Broadcast Television Camera Training 

Plan to join us at Central on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 PM in the sanctuary for the opportunity to be involved in broadcasting the everlasting gospel locally and abroad! Call Cheridah for more info at (916) 802-3260.


Religious Liberty & Bible Prophecy  Seminar

We welcome Dr. James Standish on Sabbath, February 10, 2018 for our worship service and afternoon seminar at 2 PM. All are welcome to attend. Click here for more information.


Discipleship University Continues!

Discipleship University continues Sabbath, February 17, 2018 @ 2PM in the Camellia Room and will meet every 1st and 3rd Sabbath of each month. Study guides and past presentations are available here


Click on the Calendar to find out what else is happening at Central this month - from Sabbath speakers, to events, plus much, much more!



Watch Us On Television! 

Enjoy viewing Central’s flagship program, Central Study Hour, every Friday night at 7 PM and Sabbath morning at 6 AM (PST)
on 3ABN Proclaim! It can also be viewed on our website, www.saccentral.org


Central Happenings is published by the Sacramento Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6045 Camellia Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819 www.saccentral.org

Sacramento Central Ministry Team: Chris Buttery, Lead Pastor; Mike Thompson, Associate; Fred Dana, Associate; Michael Butler, Youth/Young Adult; JeAnn Davis, Bible Instructor

Central Happenings: Chris Buttery, Editor; Chrystal White, Copy Editor/Distributor