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Be Praying Pastors and Churches

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This blog post is part two of a five-part series entitled “Four Areas of Growth for Sovereign Grace Churches. If you’re like me, when you see a book or a blog post on the topic of prayer, you instinctively cringe because prayer is one of those areas where you typically feel inadequate. Guilt immediately sets in because who among us “prays without ceasing...

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Four Areas of Growth for Sovereign Grace Churches

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The New Testament consistently speaks about growth. Fueled by grace, we are to pursue growth, not only as individual disciples of Christ, but also as local churches, and even as a family of churches. Paul says it this way in Ephesians, “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, ...

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A Week Learning from Sam Storms

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A wonderful feature of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College is the strategic way scholars are scheduled to teach specific courses that fall into their area of expertise. For example, right before the Christmas break, Dr. D.A. Carson taught the book of Revelation, and in January Dr. Ian Duguid spent a week teaching on the Old Testament Prophets. These courses provide unique ...

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Sound Doctrine Advancing in Zambia

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Wilbroad Chanda is the pastor of Christ Community Church in Ndola, Zambia, a Sovereign Grace church, planted around 2009. For over a year now, Wilbroad has been providing theological training to men who are aspiring to be pastors or church planters, as well as some who are already functioning in those roles but with little training. What began as an effort to invest into ...

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Building Community in Unexpected Places

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Eric Farley is a member of Community of Grace Church in Buffalo, NY. Eric and has been a correction officer with New York State for nine years. Through his job, Eric discovered that there are many Christian inmates within the prison system, but they lack in a foundational, functioning knowledge of the gospel. With a burden as to how to reach more prisoners with the good n...

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In My Place Condemned He Stood

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“Bearing shame and scoffing rude,in my place condemned he stood,sealed my pardon with his blood:Hallelujah, what a Savior!” I was singing these words this morning from the hymn “Man of Sorrows-What A Name” (you may also know it as “Hallelujah, what a Savior”). No doubt these words, and this hymn will be sung in churches throughout the w...

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Jesus' Joy

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Perhaps you’ve heard of the phrase “Gross Domestic Product” or GDP. It’s the marker economists use to measure the health of the economy–how many dollars worth of goods and services did the country produce over the span of a year? More dollars, higher GDP, healthier economy. But how about GNH, “Gross National Happiness?” How do you...

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Remembering Jerry Bridges

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This past Sunday, a dear friend of Sovereign Grace, Jerry Bridges, went home to be with the Lord. C.J. Mahaney, senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville and a personal friend of Bridges wrote this tribute. Please read what C.J. wrote to honor his friend and let’s keep the Bridges family in our prayers. Photo Credit: Desiring God...

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Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

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I want to encourage all of those attending the Together for the Gospel conference in April to consider making a strategic addition to your schedule while in Louisville. Once again, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) will be hosting a pre-conference event on the Monday-Tuesday prior to T4G. This year’s conference is titled The Beauty of Complementari...

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The Church Body Reflecting Christ

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Ethlyn has been the victim of traumatic abuse and as a result has tragically lost her home, her health and her family. Ethlyn recently became a member of Christ Church of South Philly, a recent church plant from Sovereign Grace Church in Marlton, NJ. Her story is one that points to God’s redeeming love and His intimate care displayed, by His grace, through the church...

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