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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The Surprise of Their Lives, given on April 16, 2017.   As two disciples gloomily walked the road to Emmaus three days after the crucifixion, they had no idea that they were in for the surprise of their lives. They w... Keep Reading

Sermon Quotes: "The Surprise of Their Lives"

April 18, 2017 by: C.J. Mahaney

“Jesus does not overwhelm these two disciples by some spectacular revelation of himself…Instead, he interprets the Scriptures for them.” David Garland “I should have imagined that the Risen Lord would be independent of the Bible. But no! He c... Keep Reading

Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Praying the Word"

February 2, 2017 by: SGCL Staff

This post is based on Brian Chesemore's sermon, Praying the Word, given on January 29, 2017. In these amazing verses Jesus is asked to teach His disciples how to pray. His response is not just a prayer that we should recite word for word, but a model, teaching us the... Keep Reading

Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Mary's Song"

December 22, 2016 by: SGCL Staff

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Mary's Song, given on December 18, 2016.   It was a show-stopper. Right in the middle of the flurry of events in the Christmas narrative, Mary stops to sing. It’s a song of astonishment, praising God for the st... Keep Reading

Sermon Quotes: "Mary's Song"

December 20, 2016 by: C.J. Mahaney

“Sometimes bad theology breeds reactionary bad theology. Because Roman Catholicism has gradually added more titles and myths to Mary, Protestants have sometimes reacted by remaining silent about her astonishing character.” D.A. Carson “In contrast t... Keep Reading

Weekly Devotional | "Forgiven Much"

November 30, 2016 by: Brian Chesemore

This devotional is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Forgiven Much, given on November 27, 2016. Day 1: Jesus and the Sinful Woman Quotes: “And if you’re wondering this morning what is the nature of her sin, well we are not explicitly told. One could spe... Keep Reading

Sermon Quotes: "Forgiven Much"

November 29, 2016 by: C.J. Mahaney

“Luke’s depiction of the wiping, kissing and anointing with imperfect tenses, which he often uses, allows the narrative to run in progression from one act to the next: ‘She was wiping, kissing and was anointing.’ The impression is that each ste... Keep Reading