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Sermon Summary | "The Most Important Question in a Pandemic"

Why do tragedies happen? It can be tempting to think great suffering is the result of serious personal sin. God is just and there are clear consequences for persistent and unrepentant sin, but these verses speak to another reason for disaster: an incentive to repent. The observer should be asking: "Why wasn't I one of those slaughtered in the atrocity?" The kindness of God...

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Holy Week Resources

In the busy-ness of the events, changes, and trials of quarantine life, it could be easy to let Easter sneak up on us without much thought, preparation, or meditation. Despite its centrality, we can sometimes treat it as an afterthought or just another Sunday. However, the events we remember during the Easter season are of pre-eminent importance for the Christian (I Corint...

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Sermon Quotes: "Persevering in the Pandemic"

"By placing trials in this position of prominence in the letter, James suggests that the tough times the believers were facing were a key reason for his writing to them." Doug Moo "Profound good in our lives often emerges in a crucible of significant sufferingThe endurance of faith is one of the Spirit's finest fruits-and you only learn to endure when you must live throug...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Boys in the Boat"

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"This book was born on a cold, drizzly, late spring day when I clambered over the split rail cedar fence that surrounds my pasture and made my way through wet woods to the modest frame house where Joe Rantz lay dying....I knew only two things about Joe when I knocked on his daughter Judy's door that day. I knew that in his mid-seventies he had single handedly hauled a numb...

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Thoughts from Isaiah | Jeff Purswell

This week during our livestream, Jeff encouraged us from Isaiah 26:3-4. Listen again and be encouraged by "the bedrock claim that God is a rockunmovable, unchanging, undaunted in His zeal to accomplish all His purposes." ...

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Tears May Tarry for Now | Carolyn Mahaney

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Yesterday Desiring God posted an article by our dear pastors wife, Carolyn Mahaney. The post was titled "Tears May Tarry for Now: Trusting God in Times to Weep". In the midst of these unexpected times of trial, we trust that this article will encourage you to look to Christ. As Carolyn says, "When we turn to God in our tears, times of weeping will also become our times of ...

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Serving Our Community During Crisis

Dear Church Family, Many of you have asked how we might serve our community in this very trying pandemic. Such requests deeply encourage your pastors, as they reveal how the gospel has turned you outward in care for others. God has preserved a timely command at the end of Paul's letter to Titus, to guide us in the midst of our present circumstances. "And let our people l...

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Church Plant Highlight | Santa Ana, CA

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As we persevere by faith through this pandemic, let's be strengthened today by the promise of our Lord, "I will build my church." No uncertainty, or calamity or quarantine can call this into question. Sovereign Grace, our family and denomination of churches, exists to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ by planting and strengthening churches throughout the world for the ...

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Virtual Sunday Class | Commissioned Session 2

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As we adjust to life in the new normal under coronavirus restrictions, we're all cataloging the temporarily suspended activities we can't wait to return to. At the top of my list is our Sunday gathering and a big part of that is the opportunity to learn from our Sunday classes. When our Sunday gatherings were suspended, we had only just begun a Sunday class series entitled...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Prophet for a Prolonged Pandemic"

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"The Bible never says, 'God is wrath.' We must provoke him to wrath. But we need not provoke him to love, for that is his glorious name." Ray Ortlund Jr. "God is at work in the worst of times. He is at work doing a thousand things no one can see but him." John Piper "The most beautiful spirit of submission found anywhere in Scripture." O. Palmer Robertson "Habakkuk reso...

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Dwell Bible App

Dear Church Family, Numerous SGCL members have appreciated listening to the Dwell Bible app to take in more of God's Word during their commute or other daily routines. Dwell has generously offered free 60-day subscriptions to local churches and their members, via the church's accountno strings attachedas a way to experience the comfort of God's word in these uncertain da...

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Day of Prayer | COVID-19

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Today our family of churches is setting apart time for extended prayer related to COVID-19. We hope you'll join us. Allow these prayer points to assist you in going before our generous heavenly Father to pray. ...

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Songs to Sing in a Pandemic | Bob Kauflin

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In his excellent article, "Anxiety, Waiting and the Coronavirus," Alasdair Groves reminds us of the unique kind of trial the current worldwide pandemic presents to us. We're tempted to experience a "particular strain of anxiety that comes when we are waiting for a threat that is gliding toward us, its fin visible above the surface." In other words, we know something bad i...

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Sermon Quotes: "Simply Spectacular"

"Is there a grander and yet more overlooked biblical theme than the glory of God? God's glory appears in every major part of the Bible and affects every major doctrine. It is also notoriously hard to define. In general, God's glory is the magnificence, loveliness, beauty and grandeur of his perfections. Sometimes, the glory of God designates God himself. More often, glory ...

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Sermon Quotes: "Solemn and Sublime"

"The ceremony itself was so vivid and extraordinary as to be memorable, and its memory was intended to keep in the consciousness of the people the fact that God had joined with the people of Israel in a formal, official covenant to which both he and they were bound by oath." Douglas Stuart "God is always busy handing out invitations to his feast. Every time the gospel is ...

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