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Resources for Studying Mark

What a joy it has been thus far to preach and worship our way through the Gospel of Mark on Sunday mornings. I have been deeply affected by each glimpse of and encounter with the Savior we have experienced through this Gospel. I don't want this series to end and I am proceeding as slowly as possible! As we’re nearing the midpoint of our sermon series, perhaps you...

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Highlights from the Anchored Conference

This past weekend, I had the privilege of participating in the Anchored Conference in Phoenix, led by Rick Holland. Anchored is geared primarily to college students, but numerous families and older couples attended. The conference is a follow up to the Resolved conference, which ran for 8 years. I had the privilege of joining speakers like Steve Lawson, Jonathan Rourke,...

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Sermon Summary & Discussion Questions: A Shocking Statement, A Glorious Surprise

On Sunday C.J. preached from Mark 7:24-30, expounding on Jesus’ shocking response to the Syrophoenician woman. Through this sermon, C.J. helps us gaze upon the beauty of humble faith and the abundant generosity of our Savior....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: A Shocking Statement, A Glorious Surprise

Quotations from CJ's sermon this past Sunday on Mark 7:24-30....

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Excellence, by Andreas Köstenberger

As I mentioned on Sunday, last week the pastors set aside the day to pray, study, and consider ways we might serve the church more effectively in the months to come. What a joy it was to begin our day with an extended time of prayer, giving thanks for each of you. We also took time to discuss various chapters assigned to us from a book entitled Excellence by Andreas KÃ...

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Honoring Buddy Sturgeon

One of the (many!) highlights of this past Sunday morning was McKenna’s testimony, honoring her father Buddy Sturgeon for Fathers Day. There are many children who could have stood and honored their father for Fathers Day, and I was very encouraged to hear of Buddy’s example of leadership, manhood, care, and service to his family. I hope you sense the pleasure...

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Don’t Let Your Fathering Stop After Fathers Day

What a delightful Fathers Day we enjoyed together as a church yesterday. Who didn't feel the pleasure of God as McKenna Sturgeon honored her father? And thanks to Bethany Payne for the creation of the very cool and very masculine gift honoring fathers yesterday: duct tape and a Snickers bar! Exactly what real men want on Father's Day! I'm sure every father felt deeply than...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [True Defilement, True Forgiveness]

Sermon quotes from C.J. Mahaney's message on Mark 7:14-23...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "True Defilement, True Forgiveness"

This Sunday, C.J. continued our series in the Gospel of Mark. In his sermon, True Defilement, True Forgiveness, C.J. expounds for us the ultimate source of impurity and our need for Christ. Below is an outline and summary of the sermon. ...

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The Kindness of God at Our Pastors College Graduation

This was posted yesterday to the Sovereign Grace Ministries Plant and Build blog. On behalf of the Pastors College, we want to thank Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville for hosting the Pastors College and we want you to be encouraged about the difference your example has made in the lives of these men and their families....

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Jake Simmons' Testimony

One of the great joys of being in church together is hearing the stories of God’s saving grace in one another’s lives. On a recent Sunday morning, Jake Simmons shared his testimony of conversion. I hope Jake’s story reminds you of God’s mercy in your life. || Jake Simmons Testimony from SGCLouisville on Vimeo....

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Sermon Summary | "The Only Assessment that Matters

On Sunday, C.J. preached from 1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5, in order to address the recent graduates of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College as well as the church body as a whole. Below is an outline and summary of his sermon, The Only Assessment that Matters....

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Sermon Discussion Questions | "The Only Assessment that Matters"

Discussion questions for C.J.'s message on 1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [The Only Assessment that Matters]

Quotes C.J. used in his sermon on 1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5...

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Sermon Summary | "Saved By Grace"

This Sunday we had the immense privilege of hearing from Shawn Woo, a graduating student in the 2014 class of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. Shawn preached from Ephesians 2:1-10, highlighting the good news that God saves hopeless sinners to display his sovereign grace. Below is an outline and summary of his sermon entitled, Saved by Grace....

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Sermon Discussion Questions | "Saved By Grace"

Discussion questions for Shawn's message on Ephesians 2:1-10...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [Saved by Grace]

Quotes from Shawn Woo's sermon on Ephesians 2:1-10...

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