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Sermon Summary: "The Boys in the Boat"

Overview of Sermon: This passage begins by showing Jesus' kindness and intention to never mislead the twelve regarding his true messianic mission, and so hurried them into the boat. While Jesus stayed behind to dismiss the crowd and spend time in prayer, the disciples hit a great headwind while rowing to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. As the gale began to cause the...

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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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Praying Together | 3.25

Prayer Points March 24, 2020 Praise God that through Christ he has saved us from death and that his kingdom is unshakeable and not of this earth (Heb. 12:28). Pray that God would work the message of Habakkuk into our hearts, and that Sunday's sermon would help us to further trust in God, wait on God, and rejoice in God. Praise God for his sovereign control over all thi...

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Sermon Summary: "A Prophet for a Prolonged Pandemic"

In the book of Habakkuk, the prophet cries out to God; lamenting the nation's apostasy and that the wicked were afflicting the righteous. Far from sitting idly by, God informs Habakkuk that He is aware and is using the Babylonias to punish Israel. The Lord assures him that the righteous will continue to live by faith, and the Babylonians will surely be judged for their own...

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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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