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Sunday Service @ The Sanctuary: 464 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

 

Sunday Services @ The Sanctuary (464 E. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91101

10:00 am

Sunday Teaching Classes

9:00am

Sovereign Grace Church of Pasadena @ The Sanctuary

464 E. Walnut Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

 

 

We meet in The Sanctuary of the old First Congregational Church

 

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He Gives Us Shepherds

Proposition Statement: Pastors are a gift from God to God's people for the good of God's people, the church. Introduction: In a prophecy that continues to be fulfilled today, the prophet Jeremiah speaks of God's provision of shepherds to His people. We see what it means personally and corporately to receive a pastor. God gives shepherds to the church for the purpose of ...

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A Grave Consideration of Hell

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11/10/19 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: A Grave Consideration of Hell: How an All-Loving God Will Send People There, and the Depths He Went to Keep People Out Gordy Cucullu 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 Introduction: Although often comically portrayed, hell from a biblical perspective is a place of eternal, constant torment for those who rejec...

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Counseling in the Church

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11//3/19 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Counseling in the Church Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Proposition Statement: When a member is in trouble, every member is called upon to help. Introduction: As he closes his letter, Paul provides final instructions to the Thessalonian church. He urges them to counsel one another. All Chr...

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Culture of Peace

Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: The Culture of Peace Lynn Baird 1 Thessalonians 5:13b Proposition Statement: Peace in the church reflects the God of peace who alone makes peace possible. Introduction: The term peace, utilized 361 times in the Bible, is a Greek present imperative in today's passage. This gospel-informed continuous co...

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Gospel Culture: Respect and Esteem Your Leaders

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Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Gospel Culture: Respect and Esteem Your Leaders Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13a Introduction: Like a company or a family, a church possesses a particular culture in which its core values are best revealed through active engagement with its people. In the passage today, Paul addresses a gospel-informed "house...

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Christian Hope: Encourage the Fainthearted

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Introduction: In today's passage, the apostle Paul encourages the fainthearted to recognize God's encouragement of a future hope for all believers. This hope causes us to stay awake now because we have been made ready by Him. Point 1: Faint Hearts Paul specifically addresses the fainthearted ("small-souled" in Greek) in 1 Thessalonians 5...

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Pleasing God in a Pagan World

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9/29/19 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Pleasing God in a Pagan World Lynn Baird 1 Thessalonians 4:1-10 Proposition Statement: Knowing God and His ways gives us both the desire and the power to be pleasing to Him. Introduction: Persecution against Christians in Thessalonica continued unabated, so the church needed encouragement. Initial...

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A Theology of Work

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10/6/19 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: A Theology of Work Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 4:4:9-12 Proposition Statement: Every Christian needs to know what God thinks about work. Introduction: Knowing Jesus changes how we live, including our perspective on work. Some changes occur seemingly without much effort; some require instruction. The...

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We Have Hope

Guest Speaker:Eric Turbedsky 1 Peter 1:3-5 Introduction: The letter of 1 Peter addresses Christians living in a Christianity-opposed world a world experiencing hopelessness because of the dark cloud of sin, sadness, and weakness. Rather than inoculated from this dark cloud, Christians experience it with a real and living hope. We have hope by worshiping God in Chris...

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How We Influence Others with the Gospel

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9/15/19 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: How We Influence Others with the Gospel Ron Boomsma I Thessalonians 2:1-12, 2:17-20, 3:8-10 Proposition Statement: The gospel of God comes to us from God's affection, and we influence others with that same affection. Introduction: The text today reveals the apostle Paul's motives and methods o...

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