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Sermon Quotes | "Hope Realized"

"Those who give themselves away outside marriage forfeit a depth of pleasure that only those know who wait for the Lord." John Piper "This is the narrator's modest way of identifying a miracle; she who had been unable to bear a child for Mahlon has conceived for Boaz." Daniel Block "At one level, the message of the book of Ruth is that the life of the godly is not a stra...

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Sermon Quotes: "Hope Returns"

"The fact that sovereignty works secretly and hiddenly adds to its interest and mystique and should also be comforting to us." Dale Ralph Davis "The irony is that by seeking to protect his future legacy in this way, [he] ended up leaving himself nameless, missing out on having a share in the biggest legacy of all; a place in God's plan of salvation." Iain Duguid "If anyo...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Hope Deferred"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahahey's sermon, Hope Deferred,given on May 27, 2018. Over the past few 2 weeks we've been tracing the hidden hand of God in the story of Ruth. This week our story takes a suspenseful turn as Ruth and Naomi execute a plan to get Boaz's attention and hopefully his proposal. Let's read Ruth 3 together, keeping our eyes peeled for both God's hid...

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Sermon Quotes: "Hope Deferred"

"Place of rest speaks of the security and tranquility that a woman in Israel longed for and expected to find in the home of a loving husband." Daniel Block "The idiom she used may be puzzling to the modern reader, but there was no question about its meaning in the Israelite context in which it was given." Daniel Block "While the narrator lets our ears hear Naomi complain...

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Sermon Quotes: "Hope Appears"

"It's purpose [is] to undermine purely rational explanations for human experiences and to refine the readers understanding of providence. In reality he is screaming, 'See the hand of God at work here!' The same hand that had sent the famine (1:1) and later provided food (1:6) is the hand that had brought Naomi and Ruth to Bethlehem precisely at the beginning of the harvest...

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2018 Membership Testimonies | Jon & Gloria Bendo and Ben Northrup

A few weeks ago, we joyfully welcomed 30 new members into Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville! Three of those members gave testimonies of God's amazing work in saving them and bringing them to our church. God's faithfulness was once again on brilliant display in the lives of His people. Bendo Membership Testimony from SGCLouisville on Vimeo. Membership Testimony...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Dark Days"

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This post is based on C.J. Mahahey's sermon, Dark Days,given on May 13, 2018. This past Sunday, we heard Pastor CJ open God's Word to us from the Book of Ruth. In this "most beautiful short story ever written," we see God's hand of grace in the midst of judgement, grief, and suffering. One of the ways that this book is a gift to us is that for all who are familiar with ...

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A Mother's Day Tribute | Jon & Hannah Underhill

On Sunday, we had the priviledge of hearing a testmiony from Jon and Hannah Underhill honoring Sarah for Mother's Day. Mother's Day Testimony 2018 | Jon and Hannah Underhill from SGCLouisville on Vimeo....

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Sermon Quotes: "Dark Days"

"God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform." William Cowper "What the book of Ruth does for us is give us a glimpse into the hidden work of God during the worst of times. One of the main messages of this little book is that God is at work in the worst of times. He is at work doing a thousand things no one can see but himWhen you think he is farthest from you, o...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "Do You Measure Up?"

This post is based on Riley Spring's sermon, Do You Measure Up?,given on May 6, 2018. Pastors College student Riley Spring preached a messageon Sundayfrom Luke 18. In this passage, Luke records a parable of Jesus' that highlights and contrasts two men and the posture of their hearts before God. The Phariseewho Jesus' audience would view as the good man in this storyprayed...

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