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Studying Your Bible in 2023

On Sunday CJ reminded us that there is nothing more important for us in 2023 than to long for God's Word--reading our Bibles to awake and deepen our affections for Him. Below you'll find a list of CJ's recommended resources to help us do just that. Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture by John Piper When I Don't Desire God:...

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An Introduction to our Statement of Faith

Editors' note: The following article first appeared in the hardcover version of our Statement of Faith, given to Sovereign Grace pastors at our 2021 Pastors Conference. The year 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Sovereign Grace family of churches (SGC). We are delighted to celebrate with the publication of this special edition of SGC's new Statement of Faith. This ...

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Bible Reading Plans for 2022

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CJ has recommended D.A. Carson's "For the Love of God", which comes in two volumes. Carson follows Robert Murray-M'Cheyne's one-year reading schedule, taking you through the entire Bible, while reading the New Testament and Psalms twice. This plan includes Carson's brief commentary on the daily readings, and those resources can be found on PDF for free below. If you like a...

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Holy Week Resources

In the busy-ness of everyday life, it's easy to let Easter sneak up on us without much thought, preparation, or meditation. Despite its centrality, we can sometimes treat it as an after thought or just another Sunday. But whether we recognize it or not and whether we prepare for it or not, the fact remains that the events we remember during the Easter season are of pre-emi...

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Resources on Prayer | Brian Chesemore

Last week I had the privilege of revisiting some great books on prayer as I prepared for my message on Luke 11.1-13. Reading on this topic is a joyful reminder of the unspeakable privilege we have as the redeemed to call God, "Father." For me, reading on prayer is a necessary habit, as I tend to so quickly move away from an appropriate mindset of dependence upon God. Thes...

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Pursuing God's Word | Resources for Reading Scripture in 2017

Our new sermon series, "The Glory of the Word," presents us all an opportunity to begin the new year with a fresh appreciation for the treasure God has given us in the Scriptures, and to renew our devoted pursuit of God through his Word. Here are some suggested resources to encourage you in that great pursuit. Scripture Reading Plans Many things go undone because of t...

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Weekly Devotional | "Forgiven Much"

This devotional is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Forgiven Much, given on November 27, 2016. Day 1: Jesus and the Sinful Woman Quotes: "And if you're wondering this morning what is the nature of her sin, well we are not explicitly told. One could speculate that she is a prostitute given the phrase, 'a woman of the city', but the exact nature of her sin isn't importan...

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Weekly Devotional | "Now That the Election Is Over"

This devotional is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Now That the Election Is Over, given on November 20, 2016. Day 1: The Voice of God (v.1-5) Quotes: "This is the plea of a loving God whose heart has been broken by his peoples' rejection of him." David Prior "The Lord draws their attention to his gracious saving acts in the hope of restoring the relationship with the...

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Weekly Devotional | "The Lost Sheep"

This devotional is based on Christian Wegert's sermon, The Lost Sheep, given on October 30, 2016. Day 1: Lost (v. 4) Quotes: "We think living without God will lead us into freedom and liberty. We believe we are autonomous and independent without need of God or Christ. We think walking to the horizon far away from our shepherd will satisfy our soul. We think it will gi...

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Weekly Devotional | "A Flawless Election Prediction"

This devotional is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, A Flawless Election Prediction, given on November 6, 2016. Day 1: A Call to Joyful Praise (v.1-3) Quotes: "Secular writers force us to read the world from within a framework in which God's moral will, saving intentions, His truth, and His Christ are never the criteria of meaning or importance. The Biblical authors s...

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