Resource Library

Resources from 2008

January

The Gospel for the Rest of Us

One of the great actors of the last generation that many of you will know is Robert Redford. He was one of those heart-throbs. Everybody loved him. And when he was at the peak of his success, he was noticed by a woman in a hotel lobby – and he was one of those guys who was voted “Best Looking Man Alive” like twenty-six times or something like that –...

November

I watched some footage recently of people from all over the world who were blind but who through various medical techniques were enabled to see again – surgery for cataracts or retinal implants or other medical techniques. In one scene, the camera focused in on the faces of children, many of whom have been blind their whole lives, on that moment when after cataract surgery the bandages were...

December

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

December 28, 2008

Luke 1:39-45

“Communion in God's Providence”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter one, as we continue our way through this Gospel. The text of the beautiful song that was just sung is not only appropriate for the end of the year, it's appropriate for the passage we're...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And...

Psalms

Sermon on Dec 27, 2008

The Lord's Day Evening

December 28, 2008

Psalm 90

“How Christians Should Approach the New Year”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to the Ninetieth Psalm…Psalm 90. We are taking a break for this Lord's Day evening from our study in the book of Nehemiah. This is the last Sunday evening service of 2008, and I thought it might be...

Sermon on Dec 27, 2008

The Lord's Day Evening

December 28, 2008

Psalm 90

“How Christians Should Approach the New Year”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to the Ninetieth Psalm…Psalm 90. We are taking a break for this Lord's Day evening from our study in the book of Nehemiah. This is the last Sunday evening service of 2008, and I thought it might be useful for us to contemplate...

Luke

I'd invite you to turn with me to chapter one, as we continue to work our way through the Book of Luke. We’re in the passage which is known as the annunciation; that is, where the angel Gabriel comes to announce to the Virgin Mary God's purposes. It is a well-known passage to us.

Luke is of course pointing to the greatness of Jesus in all...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “What Child is This”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”…Here with “Hymns of the Faith”...

Christmas Series

Sermon on Dec 20, 2008

Luke 1:26-38

I'd invite you to turn with me to chapter one, as we continue to work our way through the Book of Luke. We’re in the passage which is known as the annunciation; that is, where the angel Gabriel comes to announce to the Virgin Mary God's purposes. It is a well-known passage to us.

Luke is of course pointing to the greatness of Jesus in all...

Christmas Series: Christmas Viewed from Afar

Sermon on Dec 16, 2008

Genesis 3:8-19

Wednesday Evening

December 17, 2008

Genesis 3:8-19

“Christmas from Afar”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Genesis 3. We’re not going to read the whole chapter, but we're going to read what constitutes the First Lesson of the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols service. This will be the opening Lesson, I suspect, on Sunday evening, as we have done for many, many...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning December 14, 2008

Luke 1:5-25 “Scared Stiff by an Angel, Struck Dumb by Unbelief”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter one, as we continue to work our way through the Gospel of Luke and as we give attention to the things that led up to the Christmas story.

Today...

Nehemiah

The Lord's Day Evening December 14, 2008

Nehemiah 8:9-12 “Joy and Strength” Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now tonight we come to Nehemiah 8, and we're going to read together just four verses of text, verses 9-12. Before we do that, let's look to God once again in prayer. Let's all pray.

Lord our God, we bow in Your presence acknowledging You to be the author and giver...

Sermon on Dec 6, 2008

John 13:15-17

The Lord's Day Evening

December 7, 2008

Ordination and Installation of Elders and Deacons

John 13:15-16

“Called to Serve: Not so much a promotion;

Rather, an opportunity to be humble”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please open your Bibles to John's Gospel, chapter 13, and we're going to read verses 15 and 16. [And, yes…the children were to be dismissed during the singing of that [laughter],...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

December 7, 2008

Luke 1:1-7

“Gospel Beginnings”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Gospel of Luke, chapter one. We begin today a study through this great Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. I was on the phone on Wednesday in a conference call in which John MacArthur was participating, and he...

Nehemiah

The Lord's Day Evening

November 30, 2008

Nehemiah 8:1-8

“Reading the Bible for a Very Long Time!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me if you would once again to the book of Nehemiah, and we come tonight to chapter 8. In the reading tonight you will observe in a moment that it describes an occasion in which the Scriptures are read, but...

Psalms Book 4

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 106. Today we come to the end of our study of the Fourth Book of the Psalms, the Psalms that run from Psalm 90 to Psalm 106, and we come to a great long Psalm which majors on repentance. Lord willing, we will be together in the Gospel of Luke next Sunday morning...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And now here...

Psalms Book 4

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.” So whereas Psalm 103 focuses our attention on God's tenderness and compassion as it's revealed in His grace, especially the grace of forgiveness, Psalm 104 focuses us on the greatness of God especially as it is revealed in His creation and in His providence over creation, the way He provides for His creation — not only man, but even the animals.

...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “O Word of God Incarnate”

(John 1)

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And now...

Nehemiah

Sermon on Nov 15, 2008

Nehemiah 7:5-73

The Lord's Day Evening

November 2, 2008

Nehemiah 7:5-73

”O No! More Names”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now, I was explaining to our missionary guests tonight that he had come on the night when I had a clunker of a text. I knew this chapter was coming, of course, a long time ago. And worse than that, in some ways, we've read this list of names before,...

Psalms Book 4

I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 105 as we continue our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms. This psalm is another in a train of psalms of praise. It's a long psalm, but it's outlined fairly simply. The first six verses contain a call to praise God for His wondrous works for His chosen people, and nine different verbs will be used to...

Sermon on Nov 8, 2008

Luke 19:1-10

The Lord's Day Morning

November 9, 2008

Luke 19:1-10

“What Every Businessman Should Know in a Time of Economic Uncertainty — Jesus!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to Luke 19 — the familiar story of Zacchaeus. Before we read the passage together, let's look to God in prayer. Let us all pray.

Lord our God, this is Your word. You caused it to be...

Nehemiah

Sermon on Nov 8, 2008

Nehemiah 6:15-7:4

The Lord's Day Evening

November 9, 2008

Nehemiah 6:15-7:4

“The Finished Project”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me once again to the book of Nehemiah. We come this evening to a transitionary period in the story. The wall and building project in Jerusalem has now been completed, and we are going to segue in a week or two's time into what will...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Exalt the Lord, His Praise Proclaim”

Psalm 135

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And...

Nehemiah

Sermon on Nov 1, 2008

Nehemiah 6:1-14

The Lord's Day Evening

November 2, 2008

Nehemiah 6:1-14

“Conspiracy”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please open your Bibles to Nehemiah, chapter six…Ezra Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs in our English Bibles. Of course, Nehemiah occurs historically in the wrong place, and in the Hebrew canon of course the book of Nehemiah falls where it historically belongs, at the end of the Old Testament. We’re in roughly 445...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 2, 2008

Stewardship Commitment Sunday

II Corinthians 9:7b-9

“Cheerful?”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Dr. Duncan: Lord, Thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another; before the mountains were brought forth or ever the earth and the world were made, Thou art God, from everlasting to everlasting, to everlasting. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into...

October

Psalms Book 4

Amen. Please be seated. As you do so, I'd invite you to take your Bibles and turn with me to Psalm 103. Now if you were here at the eleven o’clock service, you may be saying, “What possibly could he still have to say about Psalm 103 that he didn't already say this morning?” And, sadly, the answer is, “A lot, and I don't have time to say...

Psalms Book 4

Please open your Bibles to Psalm 103. We've been working our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms, and this morning and evening we will look at the great 103rd Psalm, one of the most beloved Psalms in all of the Psalter. This morning we’ll look at it especially as a way of preparing for coming to the Lord's Table, and so in doing so we...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Before Jehovah's Awesome Throne”

Psalm 100

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… Here now with...

Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 102. We return today to the Fourth Book of the Psalms. It has been almost a month, but we're back again. But we're in a very different Psalm from the Psalm that we last studied. We were last together in Psalm 101. The Psalms immediately prior to that Psalm had dealt repeatedly with worship...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Holy God, We Praise Your Name ”

Psalm 103

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”…...

Sermon on Oct 11, 2008

The Lord's Day Morning

October 12, 2008

Romans 8:28-39

“Real Evangelism”

The Reverend David Robertson

Dr. Thomas: Now please be seated. I want to welcome formally David Robertson, the minister of the Church of St. Peter, in Dundee, in Scotland. He's no stranger. He's preached here many times before. David, we welcome you back to First Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Robertson: Let's pray.

Lord, we come to look in...

Sermon on Oct 11, 2008

The Lord's Day Evening

October 12, 2008

Ecclesiastes 12

“Remember Your Creator: The Gospel for the 21st Century”

The Reverend David Robertson

Dr. Thomas: Please be seated. As you are getting seated, I want to welcome formally David Robertson, the minister of the church at St. Peter's in Dundee, in Scotland. He's no stranger. He's preached here many times before. David, we welcome you back to First...

Nehemiah

The Lord's Day Evening

October 5, 2008

Nehemiah 5:14-19

“Generosity: But Was It the Right Motive?”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me if you would to the book of Nehemiah, chapter 5, and we're going to be reading from verse 14 to the end of the chapter. Now before we read the Scriptures together, let's look to God in prayer.

Lord God,...

The Lord's Day Morning

October 5, 2008

Acts 6:1-7; I Timothy 3:8-13

“What Deacons Are and Do”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd ask you to turn with me to 1 Timothy chapter 3. We’re taking a break on our journey through the fourth book of the Psalms as we've been moving through from Psalm 90 to Psalm 106, and we're going...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Of the Father's Love Begotten”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… Here with “Hymns of...

September

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Give to Our God Immortal Praise”

Psalm 103

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”

Dr....

Nehemiah

Sermon on Sep 20, 2008

Nehemiah 5:1-13

The Lord's Day Evening

September 21, 2008

Nehemiah 5:1-13

“Prejudice and the Poor”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me in your Bibles once again to the book of Nehemiah, and to chapter 5. We’ll be reading together the first thirteen verses of Nehemiah 5…verses 1-13. Before we read the Scriptures together, let's look to God in prayer.

Lord, as we still our...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And now here with...

Psalms Book 4

Sermon on Sep 20, 2008

Psalm 101:1-8

If you have Bibles, please open to the beginning at the Fifth Book of the Psalms. The Fifth Book of the Psalms begins at Psalm 107, but if you look at Psalm 101 all the way to Psalm 110, you will find parallels. And, as you’re opening your Bibles to Psalm 101, you may want to flip over to Psalm 110, for instance, and see both of these...

Psalms Book 4

Sermon on Sep 13, 2008

Psalm 100:1-5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 100. We've been working our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms, and for the last several weeks we've been in Psalms 95-99, and now to Psalm 100–all of which treat the subject of worship, and Psalm 100 brings us to the summit of that discussion.

As I mentioned before the service...

The Lord's Day Morning

September 7, 2008

I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-16

“What Elders Are and Do”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, turn with me to I Timothy 3 If you have the handouts, you’ll note all the Scriptures that we’ll read from today printed on the inside flap. The topic today is what are elders, and what...

Nehemiah

Sermon on Sep 6, 2008

Nehemiah 4:15-23

The Lord's Day Evening

September 7, 2008

Nehemiah 4:15-23

“Pray and Keep your Powder Dry!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me if you would to the book of Nehemiah, chapter 4, and we are going to read this evening the second half of the chapter, beginning at verse 15 through to the end of the chapter. We left off last Lord's Day...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“To God Be the Glory”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… Here with “Hymns of...

August

Psalms Book 4

Sermon on Aug 30, 2008

Psalm 99:1-9

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 99 as we continue to make our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms. The Fourth Book of the Psalms runs from Psalm 90-106. This section of Psalms that we've been studying for the last few Sundays (Psalms 95-100) all focus on worship. And if you've turned to Psalm 99, you can take...

Nehemiah

Sermon on Aug 30, 2008

Nehemiah 4:1-14

The Lord's Day Evening

August 31, 2008

Nehemiah 4:1-14

“Satan Hates a Good Thing”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to the book of Nehemiah, and we are going to read this evening in chapter 4…Nehemiah 4…and we're going to read the first fourteen verses. Before we do so, let's once again look to God in prayer.

Lord our God, we acknowledge...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“O Worship the King”

Psalm 104

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And now here with...

Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 98 as we continue to work our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms — Psalms 90-106. We've said repeatedly that the Psalms show us the anatomy of all parts of the Christian soul and they provide us language with which the believer can express the whole range of Christian experience. No matter...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“The Lord's My Shepherd”

Psalm 23

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… Here with “Hymns...

Nehemiah

The Lord's Day Evening

August 17, 2008

Nehemiah 2:9-20

“Inspection”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now we return this evening to our study of the book of Nehemiah. We've been following his return to Jerusalem. The year is 445 BC. The Persians and the Persian Empire now dominate the then known world, stretching from the Aegean all the way to the other side of what...

Psalms Book 4

Sermon on Aug 16, 2008

Psalm 97:1-12

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 97. We have been working our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms, from Psalm 90 on our way to Psalm 106. For a number of weeks on Lord's Day mornings, we've said repeatedly that the Psalms show us the anatomy of all parts of the Christian soul. They express the whole range...

Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I invite you to turn with me to Psalm 96 as we continue to work our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms, which runs from Psalm 90 to Psalm 106.

We’re in a section of Psalms all of which are calls to worship. If you can remember back three weeks ago when we were in Psalm 95, you will remember...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “This is My Father's World”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And now here with...

Sermon on Aug 2, 2008

Luke 7:36-50

The Lord's Day Morning

August 3, 2008

Luke 7:36-50

“Extravagant Love for Jesus #2”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. Now turn with me if you would to Luke's Gospel chapter 7, and we're going to read from verse 36 to the end of the chapter…Luke 7, beginning at verse 36. And before we read this passage, we need once again the help of the Holy Spirit. Let's...

July

Sermon on Jul 26, 2008

Mark 14:1-9

The Lord's Day Morning

July 27, 2008

Mark 14:1-9

“Extravagant Love for Jesus #1”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

“Sing unto God, with high affections raise,” that's what the choir was singing! “With high affections raise,” and that's what we're going to be thinking about.

The next couple of weeks Ligon is away, and I thought we’d do a little series of two sermons, both of which deal...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “The God of Abraham Praise”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”…. And now with “Hymns...

Nehemiah

Sermon on Jul 26, 2008

Nehemiah 1:11b-2:8

The Lord's Day Evening

July 27, 2008

Nehemiah 1:11b-2:8

“To Jerusalem”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now last Sunday evening we began (as we had finished the book of Ezra and moved into the book of Nehemiah)… we began to examine this first chapter. We are in the year 445 BC, and the Persian King Artaxerxes is in his palace in Susa. His cupbearer, the man in charge...

Nehemiah

Sermon on Jul 19, 2008

Nehemiah 1:1-11a

The Lord's Day Evening

July 20, 2008

Nehemiah 1:1-11

“Meet Nehemiah”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now after spending I think it was nineteen weeks in the book of Ezra, we move now into the next book, the book of Nehemiah. It's only “the next book” in our English Bibles. In the Hebrew Bible and in the version of the Scriptures that the Apostles largely...

Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 95 as we continue to make our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms. That Fourth Book begins in Psalm 90 and runs all the way to Psalm 106, and we’re working our way through these blessed Psalms together.

We’ve said repeatedly that the Psalms express for us the whole range of...

Ezra

Sermon on Jul 12, 2008

Ezra 10:18-44

The Lord's Day Evening

July 13, 2008

Ezra 10:18-44

“Named in Public–Guilty as Charged!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now if you’re visiting with us this evening, I almost feel as though I must apologize once again. It's a list of names in the text this evening. Those of us who have been here in...

Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 94, as we continue to work our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms. That Fourth Book runs from Psalm 90 to Psalm 106. We have studied several of these Psalms already. We have said repeatedly that the Psalms show us the anatomy of all parts of the Christian soul, and that the...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“The Church's One Foundation”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”….Here with “Hymns of the Faith”...

Ezra

Sermon on Jul 5, 2008

Ezra 10:1-17

The Lord's Day Evening

July 6, 2008

Ezra 10:1-17

“Repentance in the Rain”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Dr. Thomas: Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth. Let us worship God.

Reverend Billy Joseph: With boldness we do approach Your throne, O God, but we approach because...

Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 93.

The Psalms are an anatomy of all the parts of the Christian soul. The Psalms give us guidance in Christian experience. How should a Christian react in all the varied circumstances of life? How does a Christian respond when he or she feels the need of refuge, shelter, a place to call...

June

Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 92. As we continue to work our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms, we come to this great Psalm of the Sabbath Day. We said, as we’ve been studying the Fourth Book of the Psalms together, that the Psalms teach us about what the true believer ought to experience in his or...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”

Isaiah 53

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… Here with...

Ezra

Sermon on Jun 21, 2008

Ezra 9:1-15

The Lord's Day Evening

June 22, 2008

Ezra 9:1-15

“Prayer”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. You may be wondering why we have had a couple of hymns tonight that were dark and melancholy, and that's because the passage before us in Scripture tonight is dark and melancholy, and brooding. It's about sin. We’re going to...

Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 91, as we continue to work our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms, which runs from Psalm 90-106.

Last Lord’s Day, as we began our journey through this great portion of the word of God, we said that the Psalms in large measure answer the question of what a true believer...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith”… and...

Ezra

Sermon on Jun 14, 2008

Ezra 8:21-36

The Lord's Day Evening

June 15, 2008

Ezra 8:21-36

“Road Trip to Jerusalem”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to the book of Ezra…the book of Ezra once again. We come tonight to chapter eight, and we will pick up the reading at verse 21. We’ll be reading through to the end...

Psalms Book 4

Sermon on Jun 14, 2008

Psalm 90:1-17

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to the Psalms, to the Fourth Book of the Psalms, to the very first Psalm in the Fourth Book of the Psalms, Psalm 90. The Fourth Book of the Psalms runs from Psalm 90 to Psalm 106, and we’re going to be studying these books together, and today we are going to be in Moses’ Psalm...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

June 8, 2008

Philippians 4:21-23

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Grace, with Your Spirit”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, let me invite you to turn with me to Philippians 4:21. After a year together in this glorious...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “How Firm a Foundation”

Isaiah 40-42

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith”….. And now here...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

June 8, 2008

Ezra 8:15-20

“Priests”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to the book of Ezra. We are in chapter 8 of the book of Ezra. We were looking last week at the list of names from twelve different families who were returning with Ezra...

May

Seminar on May 31, 2008

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA

GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2008

“The Theology of Suffering”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Well, thank you for coming along today to this seminar. The title of the seminar is “The Theology of Suffering.” And I have a number of things I want to say by way of theological summary of what the Bible teaches on suffering, but before I do that, I...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”…. Here with...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

June 1, 2008

Ezra 8:1-14

“More Names - Returnees”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now if you would to the book of Ezra, chapter 8, and shortly we’ll be reading together the opening fourteen verses of Ezra 8.

A couple of weeks ago we made a transition from chapter...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning June 1, 2008

Philippians 4:10-20 Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians “Content in Every Situation”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Now let me invite you to take your Bibles in hand and turn with me to Philippians 4, as we have drawn almost to the end of this...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

May 25, 2008

Philippians 4:8-9

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Do As I Do”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 4:8-9. A couple of weeks ago we were looking at Philippians 3:17-4:1, and we said that...

Ezra

Sermon on May 24, 2008

Ezra 7:11-28

The Lord's Day Evening

May 25, 2008

Ezra 7:11-28

“A Letter from Artaxerxes”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to the book of Ezra…the book of Ezra. We’re in the seventh chapter. We began last Lord's Day evening to look at the opening section of chapter 7, where we were introduced for the...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

May 18, 2008

Ezra 7:1-10

“Ezra — Entering Halfway Through the Book”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again, if you would, to the book of Ezra, and we come this evening to the first ten verses of chapter seven…Ezra 7:1-10. Before we read the passage together, let's look to...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

May 18, 2008

Philippians 4:2-7

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“The Shalom of God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 4:2, as we continue to work our way through this great book together.

Have you ever...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

May 11, 2008

Ezra 6:19-22

“Passover — Passed Over”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to the book of Ezra. The book of Ezra of course in our English canon occurs fairly early on, but historically of course it occurs right at the end, almost at...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

May 8, 2008

Numbers 36:1-13

Numbers — With God in the Wilderness

“No Inheritance Transferred”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 36–words which you perhaps never thought you would hear! We started on the first Wednesday night in January of 2007… about a year and a half later, we have come to the end of the book in...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

May 11, 2008

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Two Ways to Live”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I'd like to invite you all to have a subversive Mother's Day. What I mean by that is that we live in a culture that does not value motherhood, and it...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

May 4, 2008

Philippians 3:12-16

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Pressing On Toward the Goal”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Dr. Duncan: “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; His steadfast love, His covenant faithfulness, His lovingkindness, endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

"Holy, Holy, Holy”

Revelation 4, Isaiah 6

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: This is “Hymns of the Faith” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.” …. And now here...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

May 4, 2008

Ezra 6:16-18

“Dedication”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to the book of Ezra, chapter 6. We’ll be reading in a few moments verses 16, 17, and 18… a relatively short reading this evening, but a very significant event. We’re going to go back two...

April

Numbers

Sermon on Apr 29, 2008

Numbers 35:1-34

Wednesday Evening

April 30, 2008

Numbers 35:1-34

Numbers — With God in the Wilderness

“Gimme Shelter”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 35, the second to the last chapter in this great book that we have been studying since January 2007.

A couple of words about where we're going next: God willing, next Wednesday night...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 27, 2008

Philippians 3:7-11

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“What We Desire, How We Receive It, and How We Live”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to open them to Philippians 3. Last week, in looking at verses 7-11, we looked...

Numbers

The Lord's Day Evening

April 27, 2008

Numbers 34:1-29

With God in the Wilderness

Divvying Up Canaan

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles with you I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 34. Back on Sunday evening, April 6, when we were last together in Numbers with God in the wilderness on the Lord's Day, we were in...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

"From All That Dwell Below the Skies”

Psalm 117

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for Hymns of the Faith…..And...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

April 23, 2008

Numbers 33:50-56

Numbers — With God in the Wilderness

“Possessing the Land”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 33, as we continue to make our way through this, the fourth of the five books of Moses. When we conclude this passage tonight we will be within three chapters of the...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

April 20, 2008

Ezra 6:1-15

“Behold — The Temple!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me once again to the book of Ezra. We come this evening to chapter 6. The people of God have been in captivity in Babylon; 586-587 B.C. was a devastating year in the life...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 20, 2008

Philippians 3:1-11

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“The Christian's Triple Gain”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 3.

As we look at this passage which speaks to us about the triple gain of Christians...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

April 13, 2008

Ezra 5:3-17

“Bureaucratic Meddling”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me once again to the book of Ezra (Ezra 5), and we're going to read the whole chapter together. Two weeks ago we were looking together at the opening two verses which summarize for us the...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 13, 2008

Communion Sunday

Philippians 3:1-11

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“When Gain is Loss, and Loss Means Greater Gain”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

“O come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord, our maker; for He is our God, and we are
...

Numbers

The Lord's Day Evening

April 6, 2008

Numbers 33:1-49

With God in the Wilderness

From Egypt to Jordan”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated.

When we started our series on the book of Numbers all those months ago back on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, we admitted that Numbers is probably not one of your top ten favorite Bible books. In fact, some of you may...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 6, 2008

Philippians 3:1-6

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Put No Confidence in the Flesh”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I love that hymn, “For All the Saints.” Every line, every stanza is designed to bring to mind a biblical truth that both comforts us in midst of the...

March

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Fairest Lord Jesus”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.” … And here with “Hymns of...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

March 30, 2008

Philippians 3:1-11

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that

Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Rejoice in the Lord, Put No Confidence in the Flesh, Count Gain as Loss to Gain Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 3, and we're...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day March 23, 2008

Philippians 3:1-11

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ

and the Peace that Passes Understanding:A Study of Philippians

“Knowing the Power of Christ's Resurrection”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your bibles let me invite you to turn with me to Philippians chapter 3. We've been looking at this great letter of the apostle to the Philippians for...

Ezra

March 23, 2008

Ezra 4:1-24

“Opposition — 2”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to the book of Ezra, the book of Ezra. We are in the 4th chapter of the book of Ezra. We began last Lord's Day evening to...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.” Here with “Hymns of Faith”...

Ezra

Sermon on Mar 15, 2008

Ezra 4:1-5

March 16, 2008

Ezra 4:1-5

“Opposition — 1”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would once again, to the book of Ezra. And we come this evening to chapter 4. We've just sung together, “If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee”. It's what the people of God needed to do at this point in...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you turn with me to Philippians 2:19. As you are turning there, I would remind you as we’ve studied through this great letter of the Apostle Paul, beginning in Philippians 1:12-27, Paul is essentially giving a missionary report. And then he breaks off from that missionary report in v. 27 to begin to exhort us to live the Christian life.

...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Crown Him with Many Crowns”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.” And now with “Hymns of the...

Numbers

March 12, 2008

Numbers 32:1-42

This Side of the Jordan

J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 32. In Numbers 29, our focus was on the public worship of the church in Israel as they come before the living God via the sacrificial system.

In Numbers 30, the focus was on vows and a whole range of...

Ezra

Sermon on Mar 8, 2008

Ezra 3:8-13

The Lord's Day Evening

March 9, 2008

Ezra 3:8-13

Building for God

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would once again, to the book of Ezra. It's been a couple of weeks since we were in the book of Ezra. We are picking it up...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Philippians 2:16-18

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and

Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study in Philippians

Hold Fast to the Word of Life

Dr. Ligon Duncan

Amen. If you have your Bible, I would invite you to turn with me to Philippians 2. We’re going to concentrate on verses 16-18 today, but we're going to read verses 14-18.

The last time...

Numbers

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Numbers 31 Vengeance on Midian

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 31 as we continue our way thru this great Old Testament book in the Law of Moses. When were looking just a few weeks ago at Numbers 29, the focus was on corporate worship and on the worship of the sacrificial system.

When we were...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

March 3, 2008

Philippians 2:14-15

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Do What Israel Didn't Do”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

. If you have your bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians chapter 2, as we continue to make our way through this great letter of the...

February

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 26, 2008

Wednesday Prayer Service

February 27, 2008

Numbers 30:1-16

Vows

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 30 as we draw close to the end of the book of Numbers.

You’ll remember the last time we were together in this passage we were looking at laws of sacrifice, commands especially about the sacrifices that were to be offered in the seventh...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Jesus Shall Reign”

Psalm 72

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith”….and here with “Hymns of...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.” And now...

The Genesis of Missions

Sermon on Feb 23, 2008

The Lord's Day Morning

February 24, 2008

Missions Conference 2008:

“…That all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. (Isaiah 52:10)

Genesis 22:1-19

The Genesis of Missions: Mission Impossible?

"The Children of Abraham Walk in Abraham's Faith"

The Reverend Dr. Iain D. Campbell

Dr. Duncan: Please be seated. It is our joy this morning to hear the word of God from Iain...

The Genesis of Missions

Sermon on Feb 23, 2008

The Lord's Day Evening

February 24, 2008

Missions Conference 2008

“…That all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. (Isaiah 52:10)

Genesis 24

The Genesis of Missions: Successful Short-term Mission

Wilt Thou Go with This Man?

The Reverend Dr. Iain D. Campbell

Well, since this is the last opportunity I’ll have at this conference to address you from this platform, let me...

The Genesis of Missions

Sermon on Feb 20, 2008

Mission Reports, Luncheon and Bible Study

February 21, 2008

Missions Conference 2008

“…That all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. (Isaiah 52:10)

Genesis 38:24

The Genesis of Missions

Judah, Tamar, Missions, and Jesus

God's Covenant Purpose

The Reverend Dr. Iain D. Campbell

Ligon Duncan. If you were here last night, you had opportunity to hear from Iain D. Campbell. And if...

The Genesis of Missions

Sermon on Feb 19, 2008

Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

February 20, 2008

Missions Conference 2008

“…That all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. (Isaiah 52:10)

Genesis 1:3

The Genesis of Missions

The Very First Missionary Movement

The Reverend Dr. Iain D. Campbell

Dr. Duncan: Amen. Please be seated. It is my joy to introduce to you the Reverend Dr. Iain D. Campbell, of the...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

February 17, 2008

Philippians 2:12-13

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Sanctification 101 (and Missions!)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I invite you to turn with me to Philippians 2:12-13. We were in these verses last week. I got about half way through the message last...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Amazing Grace!”

I Chronicles 17:17

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith”, brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.” And now here with...

Ezra

Sermon on Feb 16, 2008

Ezra 3:1-7

The Lord's Day Evening

February 17, 2008

Ezra 3:1-7

“Worship — The Goal of Missions”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now if you have your Bible with you or one in a pew just in front of you, turn with me to the book of Ezra, and the third chapter, and we're going to read down through verse...

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 12, 2008

Numbers 29:1-40

Wednesday Evening

February 13, 2008

Numbers 29:1-40

Numbers — With God in the Wilderness:

“The Offerings of the Seventh Month”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 29. We’re making our way closer and closer to the end of this great book, part of the Law of Moses, the first five books of the Bible. The...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

February 10, 2008

Philippians 2:12-13

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Live Life in Light of the Humiliation and Exaltation of Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 2, as we continue to work our way through...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

February 10, 2008

Ezra 2:1-70

“Pilgrims Have Names!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Last Sunday evening we began a brand new series on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Originally they were one book in the Hebrew canon. Somewhere in the fourth century A.D., they were separated out into two separate books, but we’ll...

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 5, 2008

Numbers 28:1-31

Wednesday Evening February 6, 2008

Numbers 28:1-31 Numbers — With God in the Wilderness: “The Laws of Offerings”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 28, as we continue our way through this great book. A couple of weeks ago, we were looking at the long list of names of the heads of families of the...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

February 3, 2008

Philippians 2:9-11

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“The Exaltation of Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 2. It has been our joy over the last number of weeks working through this letter...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

February 3, 2008

Ezra 1:1-11

“Freedom!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to the book of Ezra, the first chapter of the book of Ezra. You’ll find it in your pew Bibles on page 389.

We begin tonight a new series of sermons on the books...

Seminar on Jan 30, 2008

Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?

Suffering…Sovereignty…and Sanctification

Winter Luncheon Series

“Him Too?”

The Quandary and Questions of Suffering

January 31, 2008

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Friends, I want to welcome you to the fourth and final of our series of luncheons dealing with the issue of suffering. You are the few and the faithful today! You have persevered...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

January 30, 2008

Numbers 27:12-23

Numbers — With God in the Wilderness:

“Succession Plan”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 27. Last Wednesday night we were in Numbers 26, looking at a long list of the heads of families of the tribes of Israel; and these names were being listed not only for...

Sermon on Jan 26, 2008

The Lord's Day Morning

January 27, 2008

Deuteronomy 4

“Did We Hear God Speak and Survive?”

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

Let us pray together.

Our Father, as we come to Your word, we confess that we are a blind people. Give us sight. Father, as we prepare to hear Your word, we admit that we are a deaf people. Open our ears. Father, we pray that You...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus!”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.” And now...

Numbers

The Lord's Day Evening

January 27, 2008

Numbers 27:1-14

With God in the Wilderness

“Inheritance Laws”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 27, and I'd also invite you to take a peek at chapter 26 on your way to Numbers 27.

The last time we were in Numbers together, this past...

Seminar on Jan 23, 2008

Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?

Suffering…Sovereignty…and Sanctification

Winter Luncheon Series

“HOW SO?”

The Quandary and Questions of Suffering

January 24, 2008

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Thank you, Donna, and thank you, Ashley, and all the others who have worked to put this Thursday luncheon series together.

I want to welcome you all to the third of four...

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 22, 2008

Numbers 26:1-65

Wednesday Evening

January 23, 2008

Numbers 26

With God in the Wilderness

The New Generation

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I would invite you to take your Bibles in hand and turn with me to Numbers 26. This is a long chapter. It is a chapter in which Moses is commanded to do another census. You will remember that before the wilderness journey began, in Sinai, Moses had...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

January 20, 2008

Philippians 2:8

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“The Obedience of the Death of Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 5-8 today. We've been studying...

Seminar on Jan 16, 2008

Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?

Suffering…Sovereignty…and Sanctification

Winter Luncheon Series

“Why For?

The Quandary and Questions of Suffering”

January 17, 2008

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Good afternoon, folks! Please continue to eat and drink and I will get started, to honor and respect your time. Thanks for being here with us in this series of talks on “Does Grace...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

January 16, 2008

Numbers 25:1-18

Numbers — With God in the Wilderness:

“The Zeal of Phinehas”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Please open your Bibles to Numbers 25. The last time we were in Numbers together, we were finishing the story of Balaam. And the last we heard of Balaam (or so we thought) was in these words in Numbers 24:25 —

“Then Balaam rose and...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

January 13, 2008

Communion Sunday

Philippians 2:7-8

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding

“The Humanity of Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 2, as we continue to work our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul. Let me remind you...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith "All Creatures of Our God and King”

Psalm 148

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church; and the minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of...

Seminar on Jan 9, 2008

Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?

Suffering…Sovereignty…and Sanctification

Winter Luncheon Series

“Why Me?

The Quandary and Questions of Suffering”

January 10, 2008

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Welcome to our Thursday luncheon series in the midst of January on the subject of “Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?” That's a question that we've actually borrowed from a marvelous book title, a...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

January 9, 2008

Numbers 23:27-24:25

“Numbers — With God in the Wilderness:

Balaam's Prophecy (2)

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 23. But in the outline that Jeremy is distributing right now, you have this text printed front and back for you, laid out in a little bit of a poetic form.

Sometimes in...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Whate'er My God Ordains is Right”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.” And now with...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

January 6, 2008

Philippians 2:7

“The Emptying of Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 2, as we continue our study…as we pick up our study in this great letter: Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding…today, looking at the subject of...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And now here...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

January 2, 2008

Numbers 22:41-23:26

Balaam's Prophecy (1)

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 22, the last verse of that chapter, and then we’ll read the first twenty-six verses of the twenty-third chapter tonight. It's been a while since we've been in Numbers together.

When we last left Balaam, he was talking...

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