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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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Ten

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Nine ] In lecture ten, Dr. Trueman discusses Luther’s growing popularity and its implications for the Roman Church’s hierarchy as well as state rulers and even the new emperor himself, Charles V. Erasmus is also introduced, with interesting facts about his meeting with Frederick and his influence on the reformers. […]

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Charlotte, Asheville, & Prague

We are presently members at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. We love our church. We love corporate worship on the Lord’s Day. We love this community of believers. But we also love (and miss terribly) our family at Covenant Reformed in Asheville where we were members for many years. The funny thing—kind of God’s […]

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The Next 500 Years

Ligonier has made their The Next 500 Years: 2017 National Conference available free online. The content includes main sessions—twelve altogether— by Derek Thomas, Sinclair Ferguson, Alistair Begg, Al Mohler, John MacArthur, Michael Reeves, Steven Lawson, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, Stephen Nichols, Stephen Tong, and Augustus N. Lopes. There are also Q&A panel sessions as well […]

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Testaments

The process always began on Saturday evening. If something needed to be ironed, out came the old wood-legged ironing board my mother received as a wedding present. The surface was stacked with decades of re-padding, but its form was narrow, which made it so much easier for my little hands to maneuver sleeves and cuffs […]

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Coffee, Prayer, and Missions

Saturday morning the women of Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church met at the Water’s home for prayer, coffee, and light refreshments. A number of women spoke about their present or upcoming work in missions, both local and foreign. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12:4-7,“there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties […]

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Here I Am to Worship

Children in Worship

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. John 4:23 Every Sunday God gives us a window of opportunity to show our children and grandchildren that there is only One Being worthy […]

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Let the Children Come

Teaching the Gospel in Sunday School

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my […]

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Scanners

In spite of sleet and snow the previous evening, we were able to make the drive to church yesterday and be encouraged by two weighty and wonderful sermons, one in the morning and the other in the evening. Pastor Barcley continued his series from Ephesians, focusing on Ephesians 1:20-23 in a sermon titled, “Praising a […]

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