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Pray for Our Expository Preaching Practicum

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This week we have the privilege of hosting our fourth Expository Preaching Practicum designed to serve the pastors of Sovereign Grace Churches. We invited 18 of our pastors for three intense days of preaching, evaluation, and discussion, with the goal of serving and equipping these men as they seek to preach God’s word with precision and passion. I am leading the pr...

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The Cross and the Resurrection

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The following questions highlight a series of blog posts Jeff Purswell wrote back in 2010 addressing common questions about how Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection relate to each other in Scripture. We thought they would be timely encouragements as we prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday!      1: Will focusing on the cross lead us to neglect the res...

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Snapshots of Pastors College Graduates: Bruce Chick

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Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing with you a series of snapshots—brief glimpses into the lives of men who have attended the Pastors College. It is most encouraging to hear how that experience has shaped them and how it is now serving them in their ministry roles in Sovereign Grace churches. As we look forward to next year, please pray with us that the Lo...

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Notable Books for Pastors in 2014

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One thing is certain: You are a different person today than you were at the beginning of the year because of something you read. If you’re a pastor, that means you think, worship, teach, and counsel differently. Much is at stake in the books we choose to read. Because of this, last year I posted a list of significant books of 2013 for pastors. As this year comes to ...

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The Kindness of God at Our Pastors College Graduation

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This past Sunday, the Class of 2014 graduated from the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. The Lord has been faithful to us in many ways. His grace which sustained and strengthened these men throughout the year was on vivid display at their graduation. Consider, for instance, this email from a friend of one of our graduates, who traveled from Iowa to attend the ceremony: ...

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Jeff Purswell's List of Significant Pastoral Books Published In 2013

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The end of a year brings forth endless lists - “best of,” “worst of,” “most significant,” “most over-rated” - one last chance in the year for people to publish their opinions. Some lists are more useful than others, and for pastors, book lists are doubtless the most interesting.  Any such list, by definition, refle...

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Mark Prater: Introducing the Sovereign Grace Leadership Team

After being affirmed as the Executive Director of Sovereign Grace in May, one of the first things I set out to do was to work with the Executive Committee to form a Leadership Team. Leading Sovereign Grace is not a one-man job. I need a team of qualified men to serve our churches. After interviewing a number of qualified men and gaining the affirmation of the Executive Com...

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