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Meet Our Deacons | Caleb Gallifant

 Earlier this year, we had the privilege of installing 7 deacons in our church. These men have already served SGCL in a multitude of ways and have given much time, energy, and thought to how they can continue to serve in the future. Over the past few months, each one of them has been sharing the testimony of how the Lord saved them.    Caleb Gallifant Te...

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Weekly Devotional | Trials, Temptations, and Good Gifts

This devotional is based on CJ Mahaney's sermon, Trials, Temptations, and Good Gifts, given on February 21st, 2016.   Day 1: Blame-shifting — James 1:13 Quotes/References: “It is critical that we distinguish between the external trial and the internal temptation” CJ Mahaney “The stakes are high here. Suffering will either leave you a muc...

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Sermon Quotes: "Trials, Temptations, and Good Gifts"

“Every trial is also a temptation.” Alec Motyer “The stakes are high here. Suffering will either leave you a much better person or a much worse one that you were before. Trials and troubles in life, which are inevitable, will either make you or break you. But either way, you will not remain the same.” Tim Keller “The trouble lies in the comb...

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Reading True Worshipers

Recently I had the privilege to read and discuss Bob Kauflin’s book True Worshipers, with a group of men from our church. Each of us benefitted from the book and were excited to apply it to our lives. Here’s an encouraging glimpse into how it impacted Beau McKenzie. What happens when we don’t want to sing? When my affections are low for the great tr...

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Weekly Devotion | The Great Reversal

This devotional is based on Jeff Purswell's sermon, The Great Reversal, given on February 14th, 2016.   Day 1: An Earthly Deception — James 1:9-11 Quotes/References: “We can rightly assess our earthly status only by focusing on our heavenly destiny” Jeff Purswell Questions to Consider: Have you ever been disillusioned by the world because...

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The Gospel in Mexico & Latin America | SG Mission Video

At Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, we are grateful that we are neither an independent church nor an isolated church. We’re part of a family—the family of Sovereign Grace Churches. Being in a family like this brings not only strength and protection, but also joy. In order to share that joy, Sovereign Grace produces videos—home movies, if you will&mda...

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Weekly Devotion | A Generous God for a Difficult Trial

This devotional is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, A Generous God for a Difficult Trial, given on February 7, 2016. Day 1: Our Desperate Need — James 1:5 Quotes/References: "In seasons of severe trial, Christians have nothing on earth in which to trust, and we are therefore compelled to cast ourselves on our God alone. When our vessel is tilting so far over it i...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Generous God for a Difficult Trial"

“Not till we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God’s holiness and sovereignty, acknowledging our littleness, distrusting our own thoughts and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.” J.I. Packer “Wisdom is the means by which the godly can both discern and carry out the will of God.” Doug...

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Meet Our Deacons | Arnie Baer

Earlier this year, we had the privilege of installing 7 deacons in our church. These men have already served SGCL in a multitude of ways and have given much time, energy, and thought to how they can continue to serve in the future. Over the past few months, each one of them has been sharing the testimony of how the Lord saved them.   Arnie Baer Testimony from SGCL...

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Weekly Devotion | A Radical Proposal

This devotional is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, A Radical Proposal, given on January 31, 2016.   Day 1: Accepting our Trials | James1:1-2 Quotes/References: "James is nothing if not realistic: Life is a tale of various trials." Alec Motyer Questions to Consider: Read Acts 8.1-3. James is writing to “the Dispersion”. Think for a few minutes a...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Radical Proposal"

“To count testing as a joy is a truly radical proposal. How can a trial be regarded as a joy? And can it be regarded as ‘altogether’ or ‘all’ joy?” Don McCartney “Frankly, many of us would prefer that this passage were not in the Bible. But it may also be one of the most profound and crucial for truly mature Christian living.&rdqu...

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