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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 churc...

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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 Church in M...

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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 raisedWe are doing great when it comes to worship!I mean, corporate singingI mean our times of congregational-musical-worship". But, is this sort of outward asses...

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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 Lord and serve him faith...

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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 ministriesin 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 identify "significant books for...

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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 Pastoral...

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Dealing with Darkness at Christmas

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It's a season for celebration and memory making. Christmas is a time of year that is steeped in tradition and for many, time with loved ones and friends. But amidst the joyous chaos, there are those of us who are walking in the shadows of trial, fighting to see the light the Savior's birth provides. My friends, Bob, Brittany, and Mackenzie Kauflin recorded this song recen...

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Don't Miss Humility this Christmas

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Growing up, I often heard a phrase around this time of year: "Don't miss Christ this Christmas." It's a true statement intended to jostle us out of the busyness of this season and remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. But like any clich phrase it can't adequately capture the depth, astonishment, and meaning of the incarnation. So, at the risk of sounding clich, I wan...

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Studying Romans with Dr. Moo

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Dr. Douglas Moo, leading evangelical Romans scholar, teaching for a week on Romans? Really? Seems too good to be true! But indeed, there we sat, a class full of Sovereign Grace Pastors and Pastors College students, soaking in the details from Dr. Moo's vast knowledge of this magnificent letter. The class contained more details than we could absorb in a week's time, but it ...

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Christmas Resources and Gift Ideas

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Christmas is right around the corner, nine days left to be exact. Just in case you're still shopping, here are a few gift ideas and resources that can help you, your family and friends celebrate the glory of the Savior who came to save us and who is coming again! Christmas Album Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song by Sovereign Grace Music: Containi...

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