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Baptism | April 14, 2019

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Last Sunday, we had the privilege of celebrating God's grace in the lives of three individuals Trent Schlensker, Noah Fowler, and Caroline Humphrey. It was a powerful time of hearing how the gospel has transformed their lives. Here are some pictures: Delete Baptisms 4.14.19 ...

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Sermon Quotes: "You Gotta Serve Somebody"

"This was a formal speech, as the style of language indicates. God addressed his people using their proper titles because he was setting forth the terms of their relationship. To use the biblical term for it, he was renewing the covenant, his binding love commitment to his peopleReally everything else in the Old Testament-indeed everything else in human history-can be expl...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Reunion in the Wilderness"

"In some ways, the account is surprising. Major administrative structures are being put into place among the covenant community without any word from God.Why is Jethro, at best on the fringes of the covenant people, allowed toplaysuch an extraordinary role as counselor andconfidant of Moses?The questions answer themselves. God may use the means of'common grace' to instruct...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Ambush"

"Although it is often assumed that Moses raises his hands in prayer, prior references in Exodus suggest that the raised staff is the medium through which the power of God flows. While this might have involved prayer, something more than prayer was taking place." T. Desmond Alexander "This verse does not teach the efficacy of prayer without ceasing but rather the triumph o...

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A Recent Statement to the Baptist Press

On February 28 we submitted the following statement to the Baptist Press. In a story they posted last night, the BP quoted from our statement but we believe it is important to provide the statement in full. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the February 18 report by SBC President J.D. Greear. In that report, he and the Executive Committee of the SBC named 10 c...

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Sermon Quotes: The Sabbath and Mercy

"I am drawn to people who suffer without murmuring. Especially when they believe in God but never get angry with him or criticize him. It seems to me that not murmuring is one of the rarest traits in the world. And when it is combined with a deep faith in God-who could alter our painful circumstances, but doesn't-it has a beautiful God-trusting, God honoring quality that m...

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Sermon Quotes: "Manna and Mercy"

"Why should people who have witnessed so spectacular a display of the grace and power of God slip so easily into muttering and complaining and slide so gracelessly into listless disobedience? The answer lies in the fact that many of them see God as existing to serve them. He served them in the Exodus; he served them when he provided clean water. Now he must serve not only ...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Bitter and the Sweet"

"When God 'tests' us he does so by bringing us into situations which call for trust and the endurance and the obedience that proves our trust is real, so that by the exercise of faith in the face of new challenges, our trust in him can develop and mature until we come to see that everything that happens to us is under divine supervision and is brimful of divine purposes fo...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Song by the Sea"

"Exodus 14 tells the old, old story, while Exodus 15 sings the old, old story. You walk or march in chapter 14. You dance in chapter 15. Chapter 14 focuses on what God has done, and chapter 15 focuses on your appropriate response to what God has done. There is a holy hush in chapter 14. You sing fortissimo in chapter 15. Chapter 14 highlights dry ground. In chapter 15 ther...

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A Response to the SBC Executive Committee

On February 18-19, the Executive Committee of the SBC proposed an amendment to the SBC Constitution on sexual abuse. The amendment proposes four criteria in response to "indifference in addressing sexual abuse" in churches. We support this amendment, these criteria, and the godly impulses behind them. We believe just as strongly that Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville an...

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