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Saturday Services @ Prism (61 N Hill Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101)

7:00 pm


Sovereign Grace Church of Pasadena @ Prism

61 N Hill Ave

Pasadena, CA 91106



We meet in The Sanctuary of the old First Congregational Church


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When God Calls, He Provides

Introduction: Today continues the series in the book of Jeremiah. In part one, God straightens out the prophet's theology (Jer. 1:1-5). In part two, God equips Jeremiah with what he needs to complete the job that God is calling him to do. He touches Jeremiah, and He provides two signs. Proposition Statement: When God calls, God provides. Point 1: One Touch from God Th...

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A Song for a Crisis

3/22/20 Sermon: A Song for a Crisis Ron Boomsma Psalm 46 Introduction: Psalm 46, a corporate worship song written to strengthen and comfort God's people, is most applicable as the coronavirus threatens our health and our economy. This song comforts by making bold declarations in the face of big problems. It is a song sung by a city under attack--a city fighting for ...

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Against Wind and Tide

3/1/20 Sermon Series: Against Wind and Tide Ron Boomsma Colossians Jer. 1:1-5 Introduction: Today begins a new series in the book of Jeremiah, a "major" prophet whose work is the longest in the Bible. Jeremiah represented the active voice of God to the people. The goal was for God to be the Lord, and for the people to be God's people. God chose Jeremiah as a m...

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The Worshiping Church

2/23/20 Sermon Title: The Worshiping Church Lynn Baird Colossians 3:9-17 Proposition Statement: Singing in the corporate worship setting is God-ordained, God-glorifying, and vital to the church's growth, edification, encouragement, and mission together. Introduction: In today's passage, the apostle Paul addresses the reason, the response, and the result ...

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The Grace of Giving

2/16/20 Sermon Title: The Grace of Giving Ron Boomsma 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:6-15 Introduction: Many of the 18 million Angelenos live for self-interest and pleasure. Yet God's good news sets us free from self-consumption, puts us right with Him, and places us into a church family that supports and helps us grow. The church is God's plan to redeem and to help ...

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The Christian Work Ethic

The Christian Work Ethic Sunday Message February 9, 2020 Bill Fisher 2 Thessalonians chapter 3:1-15 Proposition statement: "We each need to understand that the Christian work ethic is to "work quietly and to earn your own living." Paul is writing to the Thessalonians to answer the question: What do we do while we wait for the return of the Lord? His answer is: do...

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Jesus is Still Coming!

2/2/20 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Jesus is Still Coming Ron Boomsma 2 Thessalonians 2:1-15 Proposition Statement: Jesus is still coming back, so stand firm. Introduction: False teaching about the future takes away hope, thus crippling the church. The apostle Paul addresses this challenge in today's passage. He prompts the chur...

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Responding to The Spirit’s Work


1/19/20 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Responding to the Spirit's Work Lynn Baird 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 Proposition Statement: We are dependent on the Holy Spirit; we should always put a high value on His work and influence on our lives; and we should never disregard His active presence among us. Introduction: At the end of his ...

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Dressed for the Journey (part 2)

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1/12/20 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Dressed for the Journey, Part 2 Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Proposition Statement: We need the Lord, so we need to pray. Introduction: As a continuation of last week's sermon, today's focus rests on the aspect of God's will for us that involves praying. The suitcase metaphor (being "d...

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Dressed For The Journey

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1/5/20 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Dressed for the Journey Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Proposition Statement: God has packed a suitcase for us that has precisely what we need for the journey, no matter where we are going. Introduction: Seeking God's will for our lives is a common query by believers. We desire to know th...

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Arise, Shine!

12/01/19 Christmas Sermon Series: Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come! Sermon Title: Arise, Shine! Ron Boomsma Isaiah 60:1-3 Proposition Statement There will be a day when the people of God will be lit up with the glory of God in a way that the entire world is drawn to. Introduction: We all have our "rise and shine" moments when God gives us a wake-...

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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


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


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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Christian Hope: Encourage the Fainthearted


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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A Theology of Work


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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The Affectionate Gospel


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A Cry for Mercy

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Worship God and Witness for Jesus

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The Trustworthiness of Scripture

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Revelation Series: The Real Jesus

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Series: The Divine Perspective Sermon 2/10/19: The Real Jesus Revelation 4:1-20 LISTEN TO SERMON HERE Proposition Statement: The more you see of Jesus, the stronger you will be. Introduction: The seven churches of Asia, facing increasing persecution, receive encouragement from John's Revelation to see the real Jesus. In doing so, they receive grace and peace to endu...

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An introduction to the Book of Revelation...

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