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HisStory: Destin Mahalik

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[The following testimony is the first in a series of stories we are calling "HisStory." We title it HisStory because these accounts aren’t about us. They are not shared to draw attention to Sovereign Grace Churches, or the people that will tell them. No, our prayer is that these stories solely capture our gaze upon God and his good redemptive work. God is the provide...

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Why Pray For People I’ll Never See?

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“URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!” How many emails have you received with that kind of subject line? The request might genuinely be urgent…but equally as often it’s not. And in a digital, 24-7 headlines, always-connected world the number of “urgent prayer requests” can multiply at a soul-numbing rate. Is it possible to process, let alone meaningf...

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Significant Books for Pastors in 2015

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A few years ago I wrote a post that has become a habit—collecting a list of “significant books” for pastors published during the past year. A wealth of books and the crunch of time conspire to make reading choices both frustrating (how does one choose?) and critical (I must choose wisely). “Best books” lists are unavoidably idiosyncratic&mdas...

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Meet Our Regional Leaders: Jason Hansen

What local church do you pastor? I am a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church Gilbert, Arizona. How long have you been a pastor? I've been a pastor for going on 7 years. I graduated from the Pastor's College in 2009 and have been at Sovereign Grace Gilbert ever since. How long have you been a part of Sovereign Grace? I came to Sovereign Grace in January, 2005 from East Val...

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Led by the Spirit

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In my home, I’m the spontaneous one. My wife, Joanne, is a planner and the more structured one. So when it comes to the area of how one prays, it’s not surprising that Joanne is faithful at praying through her “list,” while I tend to pray more as one “led by the Spirit.” That would be our default orientation in prayer based on the way Go...

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