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Sermon Quotes: "Because He Cares For You"

“The temptation of the younger is impatience with the elders not perceiving the wisdom of the elders.” Peter Davids “With such power and status at his disposal, we might have expected him to defeat the devil in an immediate and flashly confrontation, and to devastate Judas with an unstoppable blast of divine wrath. Instead, he washes his disciples feet, ...

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5 Years of God's Faithfulness | Part 1

On September 24th, we will be gathering to celebrate 5 years of God's immense faithfulness to Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. As we look forward to that celebration, we also want to look back and remember what He has done.  About 5 years ago on September 30th, 2012, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville met for its first official Sunday Morning Service. Septe...

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Sermon Quotes: "Shepherding God's Flock"

“The elders are to serve, not for their own satisfaction in the job, but as glad volunteers in God’s service.” J.N.D. Kelly “The greatest threat to your ministry, dear brothers, is that you lose your joy in God.” John Piper “The elder has authority; he is called to exercise a shepherd’s oversight. Christ the Chief Shepherd (5:4) ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "A Theology of Suffering"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, A Theology of Suffering, given on September 3, 2017.   This week, CJ started his sermon with a question. Asking what we are afraid of leads to many answers, however the difficulties associated with suffering for the name of Jesus Christ rarely crosses the lips of a believer in our part of the world. But Peter reminds...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Theology of Suffering"

“The lack of opposition to the twenty-first century church should be a matter of concern.” Robert Mounce “When we suffer as Christians there is a sense in which we share in the sufferings of Christ. We partake of his sufferings, not by contributing to his atonement, but by following in his steps (2:21). As we suffer for Christ, we are linked to him. Our ...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Gifted to Serve"

This post is based on Brian Chesemore's sermon, Gifted to Serve, given on August 27, 2017.   Everybody has one. Whether you’ve been a Christian for a week or many years, the Holy Spirit has given you a gift. When we receive a gift, we can think that gift is just for us. But God’s gifts are different. When God gives us a gift it’s meant to be u...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "The End of the World"

This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, The End of the World, given on August 20, 2017.   When people think of the end coming, they tend to get a little scared – actually, they can get freaked out. But in this passage, Peter’s goal wasn’t to make us afraid. In fact, Peter was giving hope to people who were facing death every day by encour...

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Sermon Quotes: "The End of the World"

“The end of all things is not a veiled phrase that means ‘the last moment of each of your lives.’ It is the end-the climax of human history that reveals the goal and purpose of the entire sequence of events from Adam to the return of Christ.” Robert Mounce “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousan...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Prepared to Suffer"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahaney's sermon, Prepared to Suffer, given on August 13, 2017. The Scriptures are not shy on the topic of suffering. Jesus was clear that troubling circumstances are part of life for us. But why should we suffer? And how are we to assess our suffering? Is there any reason to suffer instead of trying to get our own way? As CJ pastored us th...

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Sermon Quotes: "Prepared to Suffer"

“The memory of their sinful past was to serve as a sharp goad against any tendency to relapse into that kind of living. The memory of the ignominy of their own past conduct was to undergird the readers present suffering for righteousness. A good sober backward look at the consequences of their past self-gratification should motivate them now to orient their lives aro...

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