Fighter Verse

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Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation. If I had to choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible memorization, because it is a fundamental way of filling our minds with what it needs. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth. That’s where you need it! How does it get in your mouth? Memorization ~ Dallas Willard

Fighter Verse for the week of November 3:

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:7-8 ESV)

Pastor Rick Preaching in Germany

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Dear Saints of Sovereign Grace,

While at the Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference in Nashville last week, I was approached by Christian Wegert. Christian is the lead pastor of our Sovereign Grace church in Hamburg, Germany. He was desperate (which was why he came to me). Every year Arche Gemeinde hosts the Eckstein Conference. The conference is next week (October 31 – November 2). And he had just found out that his keynote speaker was ill and unable to attend the conference. So he asked me to come speak. In Germany! This week!

After conferring with Jon, Jon, and Shawn, as well as Delaine and Jeff Purswell, I said yes. And so I leave Wednesday for a whirlwind trip to Germany. Delaine was afraid of losing her directionally-challenged husband somewhere in Europe, so my son, Thaxton, is accompanying me. I will preach 5 times Friday through Sunday. We come home Monday. Whirlwind!

I’m writing to ask for your prayers. I’m thrilled to serve a sister church this way and strengthen our partnership as we advance the gospel together. Please pray that I would preach “not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Corinthians 2:4). I want Jesus to be magnified and his church to be strengthened in the land of the Reformation. And pray for endurance. I think I mentioned that it’s a whirlwind trip.

I’m humbled by the invitation and have a keen sense of the honor it is to get to serve God’s people this way. On top of it all, I get to preach! In Germany! On Reformation Day! Twice! And I get to hang out with a guy named Wolfgang. It’s going to be an exhausting blast. Thank you for praying. I know your faithful prayers will sustain me.

Yours in Christ,

Rick Gamache
Pastor for Preaching and Mission

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Fighter Verse

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Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation. If I had to choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible memorization, because it is a fundamental way of filling our minds with what it needs. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth. That’s where you need it! How does it get in your mouth? Memorization ~ Dallas Willard

Fighter Verse for the week of October 27:

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1 ESV)

Sunday Preview

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As October comes to a close, we’re excited this Sunday to have guest preacher Nathan Treguboff from our sister church in Chaska, Cross of Grace join us for the Sunday Celebration. He will be teaching on Christian endurance from James 5:7-12.

Please pray for pastor Rick who will be in Hastings, Nebraska to welcome Grace Life Fellowship into our family of Sovereign Grace churches. Grace Life becomes the sixth church in our Midwest/Northwest region. What an exciting day!

Pray for the Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference

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SGPC14-event pageThis morning the pastoral staff and their wives are headed to Nashville, TN for the annual Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference. These three days are filled with opportunities for us as a staff to grow together, to worship together, and to be fed by the Word of God.

Would you please pray for us this week?

  • Pray that the pastors of our family of churches are refreshed through the glorious gospel.
  • Pray for the work of the Holy Spirit as we spend time together.
  • Pray for us specifically as a pastoral staff – that we would be equipped to lead and care for our local church more effectively.
  • Pray for pastor Rick who will be preaching on Wednesday morning.
  • Pray for our kids who are at home while we are away.

 

Fighter Verse

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Bible memorization is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation. If I had to choose between all the disciplines of the spiritual life, I would choose Bible memorization, because it is a fundamental way of filling our minds with what it needs. This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth. That’s where you need it! How does it get in your mouth? Memorization ~ Dallas Willard

Fighter Verse for the week of October 20:

Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22 ESV)