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Armed for Redeployment | Repost

"We came into the Pastors College as men wanting to serve God, and we leave the Pastors College as even more—built together as brothers in Christ, built more deeply into God’s word, ready, willing and able to live out the calling that God has placed on our lives..." - Bill Berry Click here to read the whole post on the 2015-16 Pastor's College class over ...

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T4G | Let's Remember to Pray

This week around 10,000 pastors and church leaders from around the world will gather in Louisville to celebrate the gospel and worship our Savior. Jason Briggs, one of our faithful community group leaders here at SGC Louisville, put together the following list of prayers that we can lift up on behalf of those attending, serving, and preaching at the event.  ---------...

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Simply Scripture | Think deeply on the gospel today

This post is a selection from the prophet Isaiah poetically describing the depths of Christ's sacrifice many years before the events took place. Allow this to fuel gratitude for the suffering Servant, our Lord Jesus Christ. ...

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The Cross and the Resurrection | Part V

With all the preaching and writing about the atonement that we see in  evangelicalism, isn’t there a danger that the resurrection will get lost? ...

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The Cross and the Resurrection | Part IV

In the book of Acts there seems to be a greater emphasis on Christ’s  resurrection than the cross. Shouldn’t we follow the early church’s example and  emphasize the resurrection over the cross? (Issue: Proportionality in biblical  interpretation) Interpreters of the book of Acts have long recognized the centrality ...

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The Cross and the Resurrection | Part III

It’s through union with Christ’s resurrection that we have been raised  to walk in new spiritual life. If we talk about the cross so much, won’t we end up  focusing only on sin and ignoring this important aspect of the Christian life?  Doesn’t a focus on the resurrection lead us to a more holy, victorious Ch...

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The Cross and the Resurrection | Part I

Sovereign Grace churches and leaders often use the phrase “cross-centered.” Doesn’t this phrase lead to an overemphasis on the cross and a neglect of the resurrection? (Issue: neglecting the resurrection). ...

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The Cross and the Resurrection | Part II

Christ has been raised, and so both the cross and the grave are now  empty. In light of this, isn’t it wrong to focus on a crucified Savior when, after all,  we serve a living Christ? (Issue: distorting Christ’s identity)...

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Remembering Jerry Bridges | C.J. Mahaney

On Sunday, March 6, 2016, Jerry Bridges passed away. The following is a tribute to this dearly beloved father in the faith.  "Remembering Jerry Bridges" by C.J. Mahaney...

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Thoughts on Voting from Kevin DeYoung

As many of you know, tomorrow is the Kentucky Presidential Republican Caucus. The Kentucky Democratic Primary will take place on March 17th. Many Christians struggle to form biblical convictions regarding politics. Certainly, we could write several different posts about this topic and thankfully numerous evangelicals have written excellent, biblically-informed books about...

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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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3 Years of God's Faithfulness

As we look forward with anticipation to our 3rd Anniversary Picnic this Sunday, we also look back with fresh gratefulness for the Lord's faithfulness to our church. Here's a glimpse of his marvelous handiwork.   September 16, 2012 from SGCLouisville on Vimeo....

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Biblical Productivity | In All Thy Ways

In All Thy Ways My tendency is to charge into the day intent on getting stuff done, attacking my to‐do list motivated by self sufficiency rather than by humble dependence upon the grace of God revealed in the gospel. And given the active presence of pride and self‐sufficiency in my life, it is imperative for me at the outset of each day to devote time to humbling mys...

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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 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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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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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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Leadership + Family Vacations | Part 2

In part two of this series, C.J. continues explaining seven lessons he’s learned in leading his family on vacation. See the first part here. 3. An Awareness of Indwelling Sin Don’t forget about indwelling sin. Though you are going on vacation, you would be wise to remember that sin never does. Merely altering one’s geography doesn’t subdue or sile...

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Leadership + Family Vacations | Part 3

In part three of this series, C.J. continues explaining seven lessons he’s learned in leading his family on vacation. See the first part here and the second part here. 6. Intentionally Together Family vacations are FAMILY vacations! Ultimately family vacations are about being together as a family, deepening our relationships with each other, conversing together, la...

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Leadership + Family Vacations | Part 1

  “It is a bad policy to forego the regular vacation.” Charles Spurgeon    You’ve probably seen the Walt Disney World brochure, the one where the family is capped with Mickey Mouse ears, standing for a photo op with the Cinderella Castle rising in the background skyline and exploding fireworks raining down to celebrate the conclusio...

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Sanctity of Life Sunday

Today is Sanctity of Life Sunday and churches around our country appropriately mourn. ...

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Supporting Scarlet Hope

An opportunity to pray for and support Scarlet Hope....

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Fall Internships

As we gear up for the Fall semester, we want to make sure that you are aware of the internship opportunities available at Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. These internships are aimed toward teaching men and women about doctrine and theology and equipping them for ministry in the local church. ...

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True Greatness in Sports

Over the past two weeks, I’ve watched a number of the World Cup games with family and friends. These have been fantastic games, and for a variety of reasons, I’ve been more engaged in this World Cup than ever before. In watching these games there have been frequent reference to players being "great" and making "great" plays. But is that the appropriate word f...

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Gratefulness for Our Gospel Partnership from the UK

Nathan Smith, pastor of Grace Church in Bristol, England, writes to thank Sovereign Grace Church for their investment in the recent WorshipGod UK conference in Bath....

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