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2019 SGC State of the Union Address

Mark Prater delivered our 2019 State of the Union address to the Council of Elders on November 4th, 2019. Mark serves as the Executive Director of Sovereign Grace Churches. This annual message is intended to both encourage and inspire our pastors. Speaking from Isaiah 60:1-5, he encouraged everyone to “lift up your eyes and see…” ...

Good Music Can Become Your God

Bob Kauflin recently wrote an article entitled “Good Music Can Become Your God: Five Reasons Jesus Is Better” that was published by Desiring God on November 16, 2019. Bob’s article is filled with much wisdom and help especially as it relates to music. Here is an excerpt that I hope will stir your interest to ...
Grandparenting with Grace

“Grandparenting with Grace” Book Review

I first read a review copy of Grandparenting With Grace about 18 months ago—a week after my wife and I learned my daughter Emma was pregnant with our first grandchild. Larry McCall’s new book gave me a vision for passing the gospel onto the next generation. Now, eighteen months later, I have two grandchildren with ...

“Whatever My Lot: Embracing the Day God Has Made” by Carolyn Mahaney

On September 24, 2019, Desiring God posted an article written by Carolyn Mahaney entitled, “Whatever My Lot: Embracing the Day God Has Made.” Carolyn’s article is filled with so much biblical truth, wisdom, and hope that helps us to be sorrowful, yet always rejoicing, regardless of our circumstances that I wanted you to read it. ...

Book Review: “God Made Boys and Girls”

In 1989, a kids’ book entitled Heather Has Two Mommies provoked a national controversy in the US about children’s literature, gender messaging, and public libraries. As the saying goes, that was then, and this is now – and a brave new now, at that. Search Amazon for “LGBT Kids Books,” and you’ll find a host ...

On A Mission

  Late last year, Cornerstone Church in Knoxville planted a church in Athens, TN. They sent a team of folks from their congregation, along with one of their elders, Walt Alexander, and his family. Trinity Grace Church has sought to reach out to the community, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with the lost. We wanted you to ...

Give to the Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund

Kingdom Life Church is preparing to provide medium and long-term assistance to those affected by Hurricane Dorian, a category five hurricane that devastated the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in The Bahamas. The loss of life and damage to property are unprecedented for The Bahamas. Read more about the extent of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction ...

Our First Gospel Album is Coming Soon!

I’m thrilled to let you know that on July 26, Sovereign Grace Music will release, “Behold Our God,” an album of 11 songs featuring the Shiloh Church Choir. In one sense, every album we produce is a “gospel” album. We’re serious about enabling the word of Christ to dwell in people richly through our songs ...

Pastors College 2019 Graduation

A few weeks ago, we had the joy of celebrating the 2019 graduating class of the Pastors College. What a memorable day it was as we gathered with the 11 students and their families and friends, rejoicing in all God has done this past year! Drew Williams, along with his wife Maria, came to the ...