The fourth goal of our Community Groups at Sovereign Grace Church is to experience and express the gifts of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:1-7 teaches us that God gives a variety of spiritual gifts to the members of the body and these are for the common good of the church. While we do see many gifts operating on Sunday mornings, there are many more that can be used in ...Keep Reading
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This past Sunday I made an announcement to let you know about a process we are beginning toward hiring our next pastor. We very much desire each of you to be aware of this and pray for the Lord’s leading and provision throughout this process. Here is the clip from Sunday’s meeting in case you missed this important announcement....
An introduction to the Book of Revelation...
Fellowship We see small groups as a priority for every Christian and every church. Why? Because Scripture constantly underscores the centrality of relationships. J.I. Packer agrees: "We should not think of our fellowship with other Christians as a spiritual luxury, an optional addition to the exercises of private devotions. Fellowship is one of the great words of the Ne...Keep Reading
Christ alone is wise enough, merciful enough, and powerful enough, to solve our deepest needs and bring about our greatest joy. "Christ Alone" has two parts: 1. The exclusivity of Christ is that "there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 2. The sufficiency of Christ is that we don't ...Keep Reading
Community Groups: Mutual Care You might have noticed that many of us slip up and call Community Groups "Care Groups." This is because for many years that's what we called them - and it's one of the four main goals of our small group ministry. It's a place where every member can give and receive care. Community Groups are the context where we "carry each other's burdens, ...Keep Reading
Each year, we have the privilege of attending the Sovereign Grace Pastor's Conference where we are equipped, encouraged, and envisioned for the task of building the church. And, each year, we are fed, strengthened and cared for and so very grateful to be a part of this family of churches. Below are the sessions we attended with links to the audio files. Please take so...Keep Reading
Series: The 5 Solas on the 500thAnniversary of the Protestant Reformation Isa. 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. "Faith will start tottering if the authority of scripture is undermined." Augustine The Five Solas (alones) are slogans that came out of the Reformation that capture the essence of Christianity that was retr...Keep Reading
Don't let anyone tell you that doctrine isn't important. The doctrine of justification by faith alone has everything to do with your relationship with God. It has everything to do with that peace of heart and mind that we all so desperately want and need. "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom 5:1). ...Keep Reading
The 5 Solas: Truths that Every Christian Must Know Intro. How Does God Communicate His Love to Us? In Jesus Christ On the basis of grace - "the kindness of God freely given to the undeserving." Whenever this truth gets forgotten or diminished, whenever it loses its rightful place of being central to how God communicates his saving love to us, it needs to be restore...Keep Reading
Intro: Our Need for a Unifying Figure. The story of Chad and Bodie, surfers appealing to the City Council of San Clemente asking for a 12-foot statue of Paul Walker (of Fast and Furious fame) in order to unite the city. "Detroit has RoboCop, Philly has Rocky, we need Paul Walker." As hilarious as this story is, it's an insightful illustration as to our need as a society ...Keep Reading
This week, Ron, Tami, Lynn, Terri, and Luke are in Orlando, FL at our annual Sovereign Grace Churches Pastor's Conference. Each year, we gather as pastors and wives to deepen our relationships with other Sovereign Grace leaders and to build and strengthen our family of churches. "The Pastors Conference is one consistent avenue God has used to build and strengthen our fam...Keep Reading