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10 Reasons to Lead Your Family Through "Listen Up"

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Marty Machowski has written another gem for children and their families. He is already anauthor of numerous resourceson the Bible's big story, systematic theology, and a devotional on Proverbs. Now his latest book is available,Listen Up: 10-Minute Family Devotions on the Parables. Here are 10 reasons you should prayerfully consider leading your own family through Marty's ...

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2018 Pastors College Graduation

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We had the privilege of celebrating our 20th graduating class of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College on Saturday, June 2nd. It was a joyful, yet bittersweet time, as we bid farewell to the 10 men and their families who comprised the 2017-18 class. Bart Lipscomb, who came from Redemption Hill Church (Round Rock, TX), shared the following words during the ceremony, summariz...

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Throughout the World

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We say this often in Sovereign Grace: "church planting is in our DNA." From our start nearly 40 years ago we have planted churches because we want people to hear the good news of the gospel. Currently, we are planting churches in: Santa Ana, California Zapresic, Croatia Rogers, Arkansas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Frankford section) Each of these locations is pi...

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Michael Reeves Interview from the Pastors College

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Last month, we had the pleasure of welcoming Michael Reeves to the Pastors College to teach on the Reformationour history, theological roots, and the profound implications of both upon our lives, ministries, and churches. Our expectations were high and Dr. Reeves exceeded those expectations. Steve Bice, the pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bellbrook, Ohio attended the...

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Sovereign Grace Churches Statement to Christianity Today

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On Monday, March 19, 2018, Christianity Today contacted Sovereign Grace Churches to inform us that they were planning to post an online editorial asking us to do an independent investigation regarding past allegations of sexual abuse made in a 2012 civil lawsuit that involved two former churches. On February 13 we posted this statement providing details of these allegatio...

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Dr. Douglas Moo Returns to the Pastors College

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We are pleased to announce thatDr. Douglas Moois scheduled to return to thePastors CollegeDecember 11-14, 2018. He will be teaching a course entitled "Paul for Pastors." The course will focus on the theology of Paul, including both its substance and its implications for pastors and the churches they serve. Dr. Moo is currently writing a book on Pauline theology that promi...

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A Response to Allegations Against Sovereign Grace Churches

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Over the past several days, Rachael Denhollander has twice raised allegationsfirst in an interview in Christianity Today (CT) and then in a Facebook postconcerning Sovereign Grace Churches (SGC) and its handling of sexual abuse cases. Over the past few years, we have regularly shared details on these matters privately with those who have approached us in good faith with un...

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Sovereign Grace Churches Response to Christianity Today Article

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On January 31, 2018, Sovereign Grace Churches became aware of an article published that same day in Christianity Today. The article is an interview with Rachael Denhollander. Rachael was the first to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, and her testimony was instrumental in drawing attention to the horrific crimes he committed. We thank God for Rachael's courage i...

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Significant Books for Pastors in 2017

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"Real reading of real books, reading designed to augment the reader's creative strength, never loses it power." Wise words from David Mikics, who wrote Slow Reading In a Hurried Age to help us slow down and reap the rewards that careful reading brings. My focus in this post is "real books" for pastorsnot necessarily "best books" (best for what?), but significant books publ...

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Repeat the Sounding Joy

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I remember the first time I heard "Joy to the World." I don't mean the very first time. After all, it's such a popular Christmas carol it's hard to have not heard some recording of it if you live in the Western world. And I grew up in church, so I went from garbling the words as a young child to singing them accurately but mindlessly as a young adult. What I'm referring to...

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