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Meet our Regional Leader: Mickey Connolly

One of the benefits of being a part of Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) is that we are not alone.  We have the benefit of others caring for us as a church, encouraging us toward the gospel mission, and holding us … Continue reading

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Jesus, Friend of Sinners

You’ve probably heard the phrase before.  Jesus is a friend of sinners.  We even sing songs that include this as part of the lyrics.  However, we must remember that originally, this was no compliment. In Jesus day, when he was … Continue reading

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7 Shared Values of SGM Churches: #7 A Family of Interdependent Churches

Recently I asked pastors in Sovereign Grace to write about the core values that shape our family of churches and how those values get lived out in their local church. These men have done a great job of explaining our reformed soteriology, gospel-centered doctrine … Continue reading

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7 Shared Values of SGM Churches: #6 National and International Outreach and Church Planting

The Church in Europe For more than a thousand years, Europe was the hot bed of Christianity. It was European missionaries who sailed the seven seas to tell the world about Jesus. John Owen, George Whitefield, John Calvin, Martin Luther, … Continue reading

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7 Shared Values of SGM Churches: #5 Elder-Governed and Led Churches

Sovereign Grace churches share a common value of being “elder-led,” or “pastor-led” in our form of church government. What this means for us as we live this out at Cross of Grace Church is that pastors have the primary responsibility to care … Continue reading

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7 Shared Values of SGM Churches: #4 Complementarian Leadership in the Home and Church

We live in a culture that tells us there should be “sameness” in every area of life. Most recently, this argument has been made in redefining marriage to be the same for homosexuals and heterosexuals. “Sameness” is a trump card … Continue reading

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7 Shared Values of SGM Churches: #3 Continuationist Pneumatology

The spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians Paul paints a picture for us in 1 Corinthians 12–14 of what continuationist pneumatology might look like in the New Testament church. The passage is not primarily designed to explain individual gifts of the … Continue reading

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