A Sparrow in the House

I climbed to the top of a ladder and perched myself there, waiting for a mother bird to fly the nest. I thought I would see eggs, but to my surprise two baby birds awkwardly stretched their fuzzy necks upward in anticipation of breakfast. Quickly, I focused my lens and shot a few photos of […]

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Sheep and Goats

Why do we find it so difficult to live out Acts 1:8, the last command of Jesus to His followers? “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Sometimes I […]

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Sovereign Grace at Brookstone School

Rather than an overseas mission trip this summer, our church decided to build a team that would commit themselves to teaching the Bible to inner-city children in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brookstone School, an urban Christian school committed to educating under-resourced children academically from a Christian worldview, provided the venue. As it turned out, only a […]

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Shepherding Our Children

Clarence Darrow, defending attorney for John T. Scopes in the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, once commented: “The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” Darrow’s father prided himself as a religious freethinker and was known as the “village infidel.” Darrow himself had only one child with his […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fourteen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Thirteen] In lecture 14, Dr. Trueman discusses the famous humanist Desiderius Erasmus. Humanism looked back to the glory of the classics, with a belief that classical studies improved a person. Out of this arose a reforming zeal but no consensus as to how this should be accomplished. Erasmus, the […]

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Children, Take Note

A few months back we blogged about children in corporate worship. Our covenant children are a gift from God, and including them in the covenant community during times of worship is important because this is where the Word is preached and the sacraments are administered. We mentioned in the article various ways of training children […]

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Become Like Children

I have a confession to make. There wasn’t a carrot in existence that could have lured me into Vacation Bible School after the age of seven. One bad experience proved to be all it took to sour me on the idea, and that experience took place during recreation time. I can still picture my teacher […]

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Vacation Bible School: The King is Coming

Our church is known in the Charlotte area for hosting a wonderful Vacation Bible School each summer. Although most of our own church children participate, the majority of the students in attendance come from the surrounding community. Our theme this year is “The King is Coming,” with lessons that begin in Genesis and end in […]

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Of Infinite Value

We traveled down to South Carolina this weekend, driving through torrential rain storms, the kind where drivers turn on their emergency blinkers and slow down to a snail’s pace. Whenever we travel on a weekend, we always plan ahead of time where we will be worshipping on Sunday. This trip, we decided to visit First […]

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Spring Retreat

The women of Sovereign Grace met yesterday at beautiful Lake Norman to spend a day meditating on what it means to abide in Christ.  Our theme verse was John 15:11, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you and that our joy may be full.”

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