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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

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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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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


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


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


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


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


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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Membership Class - Sept. 15 & Oct 20

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Church membership is a means of God's grace to his church. Not only is our Christian walk strengthened when we demonstrate our accountability to a local church body, we are being obedient to a loving Father that calls us to build His church. What better way to establish the importance of belonging to a local body of believers than to seek out membership? The first set o...

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The Affectionate Gospel


Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Ron Boomsma I Thessalonians 1:1-10 Proposition Statement: The gospel contains God's affection, and so we must know, enjoy, and maintain this affection in order to succeed as a church. Introduction: We now begin a series on the letters of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. There is a significant theme of affection in these lettersa heartfe...

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Why Church?

Sermon Title: Why Church? Ron Boomsma Ephesians 5:25-27 Introduction: The church is God's plan to display His grace to the world. It also functions as the household of God where needy people find Jesus. Sovereign Grace Church Pasadena focuses on building such healthy churches. Just as marriages and parenting deteriorate without proper attention, churches require regula...

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