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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Gifted to Serve"

This post is based on Brian Chesemore's sermon, Gifted to Serve,given on August 27, 2017. Everybody has one. Whether you've been a Christian for a week or many years, the Holy Spirit has given you a gift. When we receive a gift, we can think that gift is just for us. But God's gifts are different. When God gives us a gift it's meant to be used to care for others. It may...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "The End of the World"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The End of the World,given on August 20, 2017. When people think of the end coming, they tend to get a little scared actually, they can get freaked out. But in this passage, Peter's goal wasn't to make us afraid. In fact, Peter was giving hope to people who were facing death every day by encouraging them to continue living i...

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Sermon Quotes: "The End of the World"

"The end of all things is not a veiled phrase that means 'the last moment of each of your lives.' It is the end-the climax of human history that reveals the goal and purpose of the entire sequence of events from Adam to the return of Christ." Robert Mounce "But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Prepared to Suffer"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Prepared to Suffer,given on August 13, 2017. The Scriptures are not shy on the topic of suffering. Jesus was clear that troubling circumstances are part of life for us. But why should we suffer? And how are we to assess our suffering? Is there any reason to suffer instead of trying to get our own way? As CJ pastored us this wee...

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Sermon Quotes: "Prepared to Suffer"

"The memory of their sinful past was to serve as a sharp goad against any tendency to relapse into that kind of living. The memory of the ignominy of their own past conduct was to undergird the readers present suffering for righteousness. A good sober backward look at the consequences of their past self-gratification should motivate them now to orient their lives around a ...

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Seth Mick | Why the Pastors College?

In a few weeks, our church will have the privilege of sending 4 men to the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. This past Sunday, Seth Mick shared about why he is excited to attend the PC this Fall. Please join us in praying for Seth and Charity Mick, Josh and Sabrina Pannell, Brian and Belle Yang, and Ben Shaw as they prepare and fundraise for this opportunity. Seth Mick |...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Perplexing But Glorious Passage"

"A wonderful text is this, and a more obscure passage perhaps than any other in the New Testament, so that I do not know for a certainty just what Peter meansI cannot understand it and I cannot explain it. And there has been no one who has explained it." Martin Luther "Our willingness to suffer for the sake of Christ is grounded in the wonder of Christ's willingness to su...

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Refugee Outreach Testimony | Bekah Scrufari

Over the past few weeks, our church has served refugee families in our community by organizing an informal VBS in a local park. The past Sunday, Bekah Scrufari shared about all the ways that the Lord has been working through these events. Bekah Scrufari Testimony | 2017 Refugee Outreach from SGCLouisville on Vimeo. ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "The Empowered Will to Obey"

This post is based on Rick Gamache's sermon, The Empowered Will to Obey,given on July 30, 2017. This week, Rick Gamache served us by helping us consider the balancing inherent in the Christian's sanctification. He focused on both the work we are to be doing and the work God is accomplishing in us. In thinking about this with the picture of a high wire act, Rick gave us ...

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