SunCoast MCC has a long and rich tradition as a “praying” church.  Over our history we have “claimed” several scriptures as our own, and they serve as the foundation for what we do and believe.  They are, in fact, literally sown within the ground upon which our church is built.  As the sanctuary was being built these scriptures were written on rocks, blessed and placed below the foundation of the chancel where the altar stands.  The pictures that decorate the SunCoast MCC lobby also include many of these foundational scriptures.

The foundational scriptures are as follows:

Philippians 4:19

“Our God shall supply all our needs according to God’s riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:13

“We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.”

Romans 8:37

“But in all things, we overwhelming conquer through Christ who loved us.”

II Corinthians 2:14

“But thanks, be unto God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.”

Isaiah 54:17

“No weapon that is formed again us shall prosper.”

I Thessalonians 5:24

“Faithful is God who calls us and God also will bring it to pass.”

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares God, plans for your prosperity and not for your destruction, plans to bring about the future you hope for.”

Mark 9:23

“All things are possible to those who believe.”

Romans 8:28

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to God’s purpose.”

Joel 2:25a, 26

“Then I will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten …. And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.”

Nehemiah 8:10

“The joy of the Lord is our strength.”

II Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.”

Philippians 1:6

“The One who began a good work in us will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah 42:16

“And I will lead the blind by a way they do not know in path they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.

Habakkuk 2:2, 3

“Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.”

 Haggai 2:9

“The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former’ says the lord of hots, ‘and is this place I shall give peace,’ declares the lord of hosts.”