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"Think Again" by Jared Mellinger

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Have you ever spent most of a day thinking about yourself? I'm sure that I have. Of course, the train of my thoughts circled across miles and miles of mental track. I'd think about sins I committed. I would wonder what cravings were behind them. Then I'd think about what other people thought of me. Then I'd wonder what effect their negative thoughts would have on our relat...

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Sharing Christ: One Neighborhood at a Time

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Christ Church of South Philly’s building was brimming, wall to wall, with food. The story behind why is incredible and also a direct reflection of the partnership we share as Sovereign Grace Churches. For the second year in a row, we have used our building to serve Easter Outreach. Easter Outreach is a collaborative effort of over 40 churches in Philadelphia to pull...

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Holy Week Resources

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For us, as Christians, this week is unique because it provides us an opportunity to reflect again on the substitutionary death of Christ on our behalf, and on his victorious resurrection 3 days later. While these glorious truths are timeless, they will only affect and shape us if we take time to look deeply at Calvary and the empty tomb again. My friend, Jeff Purswell, wro...

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2017 Mission Video #2: Croatia

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Mario and Jen Vucenovic were sent from Christ Community Church in August 2016 to plant a church in Croatia, where Mario grew up, and where he and Jen first met. Mario's story is one of marinating his life and his family's life in the gospel and our local church amongst precious people. By being around these saints in our church, the fire to plant a church to Croatia was b...

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Is Our Church Partnership Biblical?

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This is the second post in a series on church partnerships. Read the first post. Here is the way the New Testament is not written: “Then Paul reviewed the ordination guidelines that had been forwarded to him and had a robust discussion with the Ordination Committee. Meanwhile in Jerusalem, Peter drafted several proposed changes to the Book of Church Order related to...

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2017 Mission Video #1: New England

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Sovereign Grace is a family of churches that exists to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ by planting and strengthening churches for the glory of God. One expression of our mission can be found in the churches we have planted in the New England region of the U.S.: Crossway Church in Franklin, MA (2001), King of Grace Church in Haverhill, MA (2002), King’s Cross Churc...

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WorshipGod Northeast

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Assessing how well our churches understand worship can be confusing. It would be nice if it were as easy as checking our oil to be sure it is at the correct level. “People seem to be singing loudly, and hands are raised…We are doing great when it comes to worship!…I mean, corporate singing…I mean our times of congregational-musical-worship&hellip...

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Seven Hopes and Prayers for Sovereign Grace Churches

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Recently I’ve been meditating on a verse in 1 Samuel 12 for my life, and for our lives together in Sovereign Grace Churches. The context of 1 Samuel 12 is that Samuel, who describes himself as “old and gray” (1 Samuel 12:2b, ESV), is giving his farewell address to the nation of Israel. Near the end of his discourse, Samuel says this, “Only fear the ...

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Significant Books for Pastors in 2016

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As another year draws to a close, it’s worth reflecting upon moments with the potential to shape minds, lives, and ministries—in this case, the publication of books during 2016. There is no shortage of “best books” lists, and any such list by definition reflects one’s personal preferences and biases. But the goal of this list is once again to ...

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Jamaican Pastors College Students Update

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In July, I introduced you to some friends of mine, Sheldon Campbell, Joel Bain, and Sean Taylor who, along with their families, were in the process of moving from Kingston, Jamaica to Louisville, KY to attend the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. Upon graduation from the Pastors College in June 2017, it’s our prayer that each of these men will complete a 9-12 month Pa...

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