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Tyson Ziegler | Why the Pastors College?

In August, our church will have the privilege of sending 7 men to the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. Last Sunday, Tyson Ziegler, shared a testimony of how God has directed him toward this decision and why he's excited for this opportunity. Please join us in praying for the Lord's rich provision for Tyson and his family! Tyson Ziegler Testimony from SGCLouisville on Vi...

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Responding to the Supreme Court's Ruling

Dear Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, In light of the Supreme Court's ruling handed down this week, and its significant and varied implications, the pastors want to equip each of you with resources which offer a biblical perspective. It’s our prayer that the articles below, written by discerning and courageous brothers, will enable you to interact with friends,...

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Biblical Productivity | Just Do It

The Procrastinator Within If I am busy, I must be productive, right? A busy man is a faithful and fruitful man? Nope. Busyness is no guarantee of productivity, faithfulness, or fruitfulness. But why? What distinguishes a fruitfully busy schedule from a non‐ fruitful busy schedule? I think it comes down to two important points: understanding our sin and understanding ...

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A Father's Day Tribute | Carrie Donovan and Jackson Humphrey

This past Sunday, Carrie Donovan and Jackson Humphrey shared testimonies to honor their dads, Mark Donovan and Rich Humphrey, for Father's Day. What a privilege to hear about how God is using the fathers in our church to love, teach, and preach the gospel to their children. Our church is indeed blessed to have such men leading the next generation of our church. Carrie Don...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "The Cup"

Introduction Ultimately, no pastor—only the Holy Spirit—can communicate what happened in Gethsemane. The scene in the garden gives us a unique glimpse into the humanity of Jesus. Here, we encounter the mystery of the incarnation. Marvel at his humanity, but don’t just marvel; be grateful! It is the basis for your salvation. Thesis – Jesus’...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Cup"

“Since it would not be possible for any believer, however experienced, to know for himself all our Lord endured in mental suffering and hellish malice, it is clearly far beyond the preachers capacity to set it forth to you. Jesus himself must give you access to the wonders of Gethsemane; as for me, I can but invite you to enter the Garden.” Charles Spurgeon &l...

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A Father's Aim

“My son, give me your heart.” (Prov. 23.26) Picture the conversation--a father appealing to his son, requesting nothing less than this young man’s thoughtful allegiance. What an invitation. As a fellow-father currently in the trenches of discipleship with my children, it's all too easy for me to get caught up in the swirl of parental responsibilities an...

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Michael Granger's Testimony

This Fall, our church will have the privilege of sending 7 men to the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. On a recent Sunday, one of these men, Michael Granger, shared a testimony of how God has directed him toward this decision. Please join us in praying for the Lord's rich provision for Michael and his family! Michael Granger Testimony from SGCLouisville on Vimeo.  ...

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Remembering Elisabeth Elliot | by Carolyn Mahaney

Two days ago, Elisabeth Elliot went home to be with our Lord. Her life was marked by a "reckless abandon for the Lord" and her death points us toward our eternal Home. Today, Carolyn Mahaney posted a tribute to this remarkable woman on the Girl Talk Blog. We trust it will encourage you and increase your appreciation for this woman whose life, teaching, and example have bee...

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Biblical Productivity | Confessions of a Busy Procrastinator

Lazy? Not me. I’m busy. Up early, up late. My schedule is filled from beginning to end. I love what I do and I love getting stuff done. I attack a daily to‐do list with the same intensity I play basketball. Me lazy? I don’t think so! Or at least I didn’t think so. That is, until I read about the difference between busyness and fruitfulness, and realize...

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God, My Heart, and Clothes | Part 5

The following article, “God, My Heart, and Clothes,” is adapted from a chapter in the book Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World.   The Modest Woman’s Allegiance Remember Jenni from the beginning of the chapter? A friend graciously confronted her concerning her immodest dress, and encouraged her to take a closer look at what God&r...

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God, My Heart, and Clothes | Part 4

The following article, “God, My Heart, and Clothes,” is adapted from a chapter in the book Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World.   A Word to Fathers Dads, I want to urge you to take responsibility for your daughters’ dress. Fathers are absolutely essential to the cultivation of modesty. When a young lady dresses immodestly, it us...

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God, My Heart, and Clothes | Part 3

The following article, “God, My Heart, and Clothes,” is adapted from a chapter in the book Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World.   A Pastor’s Concern It’s been almost two thousand years since Paul penned his letter, but 1 Timothy 2:9 remains a pastoral concern. Today the issue is immodest and sensual clothing more than ost...

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God, My Heart, and Clothes | Part 2

The following article, “God, My Heart, and Clothes,” is adapted from a chapter in the book Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World.   The Appearance of the Modest Woman What do humble, modest clothes look like? First Timothy 2:9 tells us: “Women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel . . . not with braided hair and gold or p...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "The Words and Music of Worship"

Introduction: Bob opened by explaining that singing is Biblical (Psalm 96:1-2, Ephesians 5:18-19, Colossians 3:16). There are 400 references to singing in the Bible, 50 direct commands to sing, and Psalms (a book of songs) is the longest book of the Bible. There are three schools of thought when discussing singing in the Church: Music supersedes the words – Words...

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God, My Heart, and Clothes | Part 1

The following article, “God, My Heart, and Clothes,” is adapted from a chapter in the book Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World.    When it comes to fashion, I’m deliberately out of step. I don’t care if what I’m wearing is trendy or not—in fact, it’s my goal to resist the influence of others (from Par...

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