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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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April Sunday Class | Prayer | Take Words With You

"Prayer is certainly one of the hardest tasks in the Christian life though it is also one of its greatest privileges. Perhaps the hardest part of prayer is just to begin praying at all." (Tim Kerr) Join us on Sundays during the month of April to learn more about this easy-to-neglect topic of prayer. As people who are dependent on God, we are people who should be characteri...

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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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Holy Week Resources

In the busy-ness of everyday life, it's easy to let Easter sneak up on us without much thought, preparation, or meditation. Despite its centrality, we can sometimes treat it as an after thought or just another Sunday. But whether we recognize it or not and whether we prepare for it or not, the fact remains that the events we remember during the Easter season are of pre-emi...

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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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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "The Transfiguration"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 9:2-13...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "The Most Important Question"

At the center of the narrative in Mark’s Gospel, there are two provoking questions that serve to clarify the true identity of Jesus. Is he just a prophet or is he God’s messiah and anointed deliverer? In Mark 8:27-30, the Messiahship of Jesus is magnified: he is the Christ, the anointed one, and the king! As readers of this narrative, we are challenged to ...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Signs and Sight"

Sermon summary and discussion questions from C.J. Mahaney's message on Mark 8:10-26....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: Signs and Sight

During the Sunday sermon, C.J. read two excellent quotes....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: Why Did He Do It Again

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 8:1-9...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "A Beautiful, Unusual Miracle"

This Sunday, C.J. preached from Mark 7:31-37, expounding on the story of Jesus’s healing of a deaf and mute man in the Decapolis. In this sermon, we encounter the power of God in Christ and the coming of his kingdom. Below is an outline and summary of C.J.’s sermon entitled: A Beautiful, Unusual Miracle....

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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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Sunday Sermon Quotes [The Beginning of the Gospel]

On Sunday C.J. introduced our church's first gospel series in Mark. Let's pray that in this season we will see and behold the beauty of our Savior and King. And sermon quotes, like the following, will be provided not only stir your memory but inspire your own study of the Gospel according to Mark....

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Preparing to Feast

This past Sunday, we had the joy of concluding our meeting by participating together in the Lord's Supper. Jeff's comments served to remind us what a significant meal this is for every Christian. So if you were out of town or serving in SovGrace Kids, we wanted you to be encouraged by his comments....

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