Quote & Upcoming Services

Quote of the Week: “Wherefore, the way to be rich in good works, it is to be rich in faith; and the way to be rich in faith is to be conscientiously affirming the doctrine of grace to others, and believing it ourselves.”  –John Bunyan (1628-1688).

Tonight, Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.:  The devotion following this evening’s prayer meeting is entitled, “God is Self-Existent.”

Sunday morning, March 29, 11:00 a.m.:  The morning message is entitled, “Conformable unto Christ’s Death.”  Scripture text is taken from Philippians 3:10.

Sunday evening, March 29, 6:00 p.m.:  The evening Bible study continues in the Gospel of John, chapter 1.

Sunday school classes for children, youth, & adults begins at 9:45 a.m.

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Regular Business Meeting & Communion

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church regular business meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009.  The Sunday morning following that business meeting, April 12, 2009, Brother Jon will give a special sermon concerning the Lord’s Table; and the church elders will administer the Lord’s Supper after the message.

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Upcoming Services

Wednesday, March 18, 2009, following our prayer meeting tonight, we will have a devotional message from the Scriptures titled, “God is Unchangeable.”  This is a continuing series that examines perspectives and insights from the Scripture proofs and propositions from the proofs outlined in A Puritan Catechism.  “God is Unchangeable” is from the 4th question and answer of the catechism.  We are examining the attributes of God.  Prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 9:45 a.m. is Sunday School time.  After some songs and choruses of praise and adoration in the main sanctuary, the adults will remain in the sanctuary with Brother Gene Price; youth (13-17) will meet in the pastor’s office with Brother Jon Cardwell; children will meet in the educational building with Sister Heidi Hicks.

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. is our morning worship service.  Brother Cardwell’s message is entitled, “The Crucified Flesh,” taken from the Scripture text, Galatians 5:24.

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. is pre-service prayer meeting.  We will meet in the nursery on the north side of the educational building.

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. is our evening worship service.  Come with a hymn in mind and heart and we’ll sing it.  During our Sunday evening services we have been expositionally walking through the Gospel of John.

Quote of the Week: “There is no doctrine revealed in Scripture for a merely speculative knowledge, but all is to exert a powerful influence upon conduct.”  — Arthur W. Pink (1886-1952).

Missed a Message or Like to Hear One Again?  CLICK HERE to go to SermonAudio.com.

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Our Pastor in the Paper

Brother Jon Cardwell made the news in the Anniston Star today, 3/7/2009.  It was just his photo and a brief word letting Anniston & Calhoun county know that there’s a new grace preacher in town.  You can see the news article online by CLICKING HERE.

For those checking out our webpage from either the local press or from the online source, here’s a little information about our preacher…

Jon Cardwell has recently joined the community of Anniston, Alabama as the new pastor at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church. After a brief visit to Alabama from December 9-16, 2008, the congregation called Brother Cardwell to be its pastor and he arrived in January to assume his duties and responsibilities as a minister of the gospel.
Though saved by God’s grace while serving as a deep-sea diver in the U.S. Navy, the Lord called him out of nearly 15 years of active military service to serve the crucified and risen Christ without reserve, retreat or regrets. Since 1993 Jon has served the Lord as a missionary to the Philippines, as pastor to a small congregation in southern California, and as a missionary-pastor to congregations in remote “bush” Alaska, among the Aleut people of King Cove, and the Yup’ik people of Scammon Bay.

Since symptoms of what might be Lou Gehrig’s disease began to manifest in Scammon Bay in 2007, Jon and his family had to leave their beloved Yup’ik brothers and sisters in Scammon Bay for medical treatment and evaluation in California. Still awaiting final diagnosis through the VA Hospital, Jon continues to serve the Lord despite the symptoms he experiences.

Jon and the congregation are praying that his wife, Melissa, and their 13-year-old daughter, Rachel, will be able to join him soon, as they are still out in California.

Gifted in the Hebrew language and having a servant’s heart, Brother Cardwell teaches and preaches the gospel truths of God’s sovereign grace with a depth to edify and encourage the more mature saint, yet with a simplicity that makes those truths accessible to the newest and youngest Christian believer.

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church is located on the north side of Alabama Highway 202, approximately half a mile west of Bynum Leatherwood (Hwy 109). Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. weekly. There are two worship services on Sunday, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and a midweek prayer meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

If you’d like to hear messages from Pastor Jon’s teaching and preaching ministry, CLICK HERE to go to our SermonAudio webpage.  Listen online or download & share messages with your friends for free.



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Online Sermons

Missed a message?  Don’t forget that Brother Jon’s sermons can be accessed online through the SermonAudio website.

Sermons on Sunday morning have been topical messages, selected from Bible reading portions that coincide with Robert Murray McCheyne’s “Daily Bread” reading schedule.  Our latest Sunday morning message is entitled, “True Biblical Christianity” with the message text taken from Luke 14:25-27, 33.  You can find the entire series of Sunday morning messages by CLICKING HERE.

Sermons on Sunday evening have been expository.  Currently we have been walking verse by verse through the Gospel of John.  Our latest Sunday morning message is entitled, “The Preeminent Christ” with the message text taken from John 1:15-18.  You can find the entire series of Sunday evening messages in the Gospel of John by CLICKING HERE.

During our Wednesday evening prayer meetings, we have been enjoying short devotional messages at the end of our meetings, examining perspectives from the truths learned in “A Puritan Catechism.”  Our last devotional message was entitled “God is Spirit,” which was taken from Question 4 of the catechism, “What is God?”  You can find the entire series of messages from A Puritan Catechism by CLICKING HERE.