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Sermons on Numbers

Chapter 1

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 3, 2007

Numbers 1:1-4

Wednesday Evening

January 3, 2007

Numbers 1:1-4

“With God In the Wilderness: Introduction

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Book of Numbers. I would encourage you to bring your Bibles, though. I hope that over the course of our studies of the Book of Numbers you’ll get a good foundation, a good grasp, of this...

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 10, 2007

Numbers 1:1-54

Wednesday Evening

January 10, 2007

Numbers 1:1-46

Numbered

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

I'd invite you to turn in your Bibles, if you have them, to the book of Numbers; and if you don't, there should be a sheet somewhere with the entire text of Numbers 1:1-54. I just want to remind you of a few things.

Last week we said that Numbers may not be one of your...

Chapter 5

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 7, 2007

Numbers 5:1-10

Wednesday Evening

February 7, 2007

Numbers 5:1-11

“Defiled”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, turn with me to Numbers 5; and if you don't, there should be a sheet somewhere near you on one of the tables that has a copy of the whole of the chapter of

Numbers 5. I want to say ahead of time that though I began today expecting to preach...

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 14, 2007

Numbers 5:11-31

Wednesday Evening

February 14, 2007

Numbers 5:11-31

“The Adultery Test”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

I'm always so edified and instructed and encouraged by listening to you pray. The brother that prayed earlier,…I thought, “There's a book title in that prayer: ‘We are in Christ, but I'm still in Jackson.’” You know, my life is hid in Christ, but I'm still in Jackson. There's a whole sermon series and...

Chapter 6

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 28, 2007

Numbers 6:1-21

Wednesday Evening

February 28, 2007

Numbers 6:1-21

“The Nazarites”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

This passage from Numbers 6 that we're going to study tonight…and we're not going to go through the whole chapter, because as some of you may know, maybe because you've read ahead, maybe because you remember the different contents of the books of the Bible and you know that Numbers 6 has a very important...

Sermon on Feb 1, 2004

Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67

Sermon on Sep 25, 2011

Numbers 6:22-27

The Lord's Day Morning

September 25, 2011

“Good Words”

Numbers 6:22-27

The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey

If you’ll turn to Numbers chapter 6, verses 22 through 27, that will be my text today. In a moment I'm going to pray and ask God to open our hearts.

Let's go to the Lord in prayer.

Father, it's Your Word, not ours. It's Your Word, now speak, and help...

Numbers

Sermon on Mar 21, 2007

Numbers 6:22-27

Wednesday Evening

March 21, 2007

Numbers 6:22-27

“The Total Blessing”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

Fourth, appreciate the context of this. Before this blessing is given, the children of Israel are assembled, getting ready to leave on a dangerous journey across the desert. Many of them were going to die in the wilderness. They were going to be assaulted by enemies. They were going to face thirst and starvation....

Chapter 9

Numbers

Sermon on May 2, 2007

Numbers 9:1-14

Wednesday Evening

May 2, 2007

Numbers 9:1-14

“Passover”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers, chapter nine. If you don't have your Bibles with you, I believe that the text of tonight's message is in the bulletin, and you can follow along there.

A couple of weeks ago we were in the longest chapter in the Bible (that is, if you don't...

Numbers

Sermon on May 9, 2007

Numbers 9:15-10:10

Wednesday Evening

May 9, 2007

Numbers 9:15-10:10

“Cloud and Trumpets”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

Tonight we will begin in Numbers 9 at verse 15, reading to the end of the chapter and then continuing on into Numbers 10, down to the tenth verse. The remaining verses that we’ll be looking at in Numbers 9 will describe for us the cloud that rested upon the tabernacle and which led...

Chapter 10

Numbers

Sermon on May 30, 2007

Numbers 10:11-36

Wednesday Evening

May 30, 2007

Numbers 10:11-36

“Leaving Sinai”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan

If you have Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 10. If you don't, there should be a copy somewhere around your table of the text of Numbers 10:11-36.

We’re continuing to study through the book of Numbers together, and tonight we're in Numbers 10, verses 11-36. Let me just remind you:...

Chapter 11

Numbers

Sermon on Jun 6, 2007

Numbers 11:1-15

Wednesday Evening

June 6, 2007

Numbers 11:1-15

“Grumbling”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers, chapter 11, and let me just remind you of one thing from last week together. You can take a look at Numbers 10:33-36, and just remember that at the end of Numbers 10, Moses is reminding you of how God visibly demonstrated...

Numbers

Sermon on Jun 20, 2007

Numbers 11:16-30

Wednesday Evening

June 20, 2007

Numbers 11:16-30

“Elders and Quail”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers, chapter eleven. Tonight we're going to be looking at verses 16-30.

Now, to God's word. If you have your Bibles, let me ask you to cast your eyes back earlier in the chapter (Numbers 11), because the last time...

Numbers

Sermon on Jun 27, 2007

Numbers 11:31-35

Wednesday Evening

June 27, 2007

Numbers 11:31-35

“The Plague”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 11 as we continue to make our way through this great book of the Old Testament — the fourth of the five books of the Law. We’re in chapter eleven. We’re in verses 31-35, right at the end of the...

Chapter 12

Numbers

Sermon on Jul 18, 2007

Numbers 12:1-16

Wednesday Evening

July 18, 2007

Numbers 12:1-16

“Murmuring In the House”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, let me ask you to turn with me to Numbers 12. You will remember, back in Numbers 11 — and you might want to let your eyes fall on the first fifteen verses and the last four or five verses of Numbers 11, because in Numbers...

Chapter 13

Numbers

Sermon on Aug 1, 2007

Numbers 13:1-33

Wednesday Evening

August 1, 2007

Numbers 13:1-33

“Spies in the Land”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

The spies are in the land and they discover giants, and it is dismaying to them. John Bunyan leads us to sing about that in that hymn, even as Moses leads us to lament the way the children of Israel responded to this particular challenge.

This is one of those pivotal passages...

Chapter 14

Numbers

Sermon on Aug 8, 2007

Numbers 14:1-45

Wednesday Evening

August 8, 2007

Numbers 14:1-45

“Rebellion and Rebuke”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

…Numbers, chapter 14, we are in a section of the book in which we have repeatedly seen Israel grumble and rebel against the Lord. And if you’ll remember the passage that we quoted from the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 10, this is precisely how he cites the activity of Israel in

I...

Chapter 15

Numbers

Sermon on Aug 15, 2007

Numbers 15:1-41

Wednesday Evening

August 15, 2007

Numbers 15:1-41

“The Laws of the Land”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 15, as we continue to work our way through this great book of Moses and the story of Israel in the wilderness. We've noted for the last several weeks that Numbers 11-14 pictures Israel grumbling and complaining...

Chapter 16

Numbers

Sermon on Aug 22, 2007

Numbers 16:1-50

Wednesday Evening

August 22, 2007

Numbers 16:1-50

“Korah's Rebellion”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Here we see the some of the Levites coming to Moses and basically saying, ‘We want to be priests. We’re Levites, but we want to be priests.’ And they challenge Moses’ and Aaron's leadership, and they defame them. You be on the lookout for how they do this, both those things — they challenge...

Chapter 17

Numbers

Sermon on Aug 29, 2007

Numbers 17:1-13

Wednesday Evening

August 29, 2007

Numbers 17:1-13

“Aaron's Rod Blossoming”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Numbers 17, as we continue to make our way through this book together.

I've been able to say this over and over the last few weeks because of the material that we've been in, but all the way from...

Chapter 18

Numbers

Sermon on Sep 2, 2007

Numbers 18:1-32

The Lord's Day Evening

September 2, 2007

Numbers 18:1-32

“Levites’ Duties and Priestly Portion”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers, chapter 18. For those of you who haven't been with us on Wednesday nights working through this great book, we have called this series “With God in the Wilderness,” and we've...

Chapter 19

Numbers

Sermon on Sep 9, 2007

Numbers 19:1-22

The Lord's Day Evening

September 9, 2007

Numbers 19:1-22

“The Red Heifer”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Please be seated. If you have your Bibles before you, turn to Numbers 19.

Let me invite you to turn to the New Testament to I Corinthians 10, and let me just remind you of a couple of things.

First of all, the song that we have just sung is really...

Chapter 20

Numbers

Sermon on Sep 23, 2007

Numbers 20:1-29

The Lord's Day Evening

September 23, 2007

Numbers 20:1-29

“Just Another Day in the Wilderness” A sister dies, a rock is struck, the water flows, the Edomites refuse, and a brother is gather to his people

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 20.

Since Numbers 11, we have been experiencing precisely...

Gospel Pattern: Old Testament Stories & The Grace of God

Sermon on Jun 25, 2014

Numbers 20:1-13

Kelly has prayed for us so we will go right to the reading of God's Word. Numbers chapter 20 beginning with verse 1.   

And the people of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. And Miriam died there and was buried there.

Now there was no water...

Chapter 21

Numbers

Sermon on Oct 7, 2007

Numbers 21:1-9

The Lord's Day Evening

October 7, 2007

Numbers 21:1-9

With God in the Wilderness

“Snakebit”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

The last time we were together in Numbers, we were looking at the overwhelmingly sad and moving passage found in Numbers 20. In the midst of arduous demands of leadership in the wilderness, Moses is going to suffer family bereavement in the loss of his sister, serious opposition...

Numbers

Sermon on Oct 21, 2007

Numbers 21:10-35

The Lord's Day Evening

October 21, 2007

Numbers 21:10-35

“The Wars of the Lord”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 21. The last time we were together in the book of Numbers, we were looking at Numbers 21:1-9, that deeply moving story of the Lord bringing judgment on the grumbling people...

Chapter 22

Numbers

Sermon on Nov 4, 2007

Numbers 22:1-21

The Lord's Day Evening

November 4, 2007

Numbers 22:1-21

“Conspiracy to Curse”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you’ll open your Bibles to Numbers 22, we’ll be looking at verses 1 to 21 together tonight as we continue to make our way through Moses’ great book of the wilderness journey. The next three chapters of Numbers contain some of this book's finest literary material and theological teaching. The...

Numbers

Sermon on Nov 11, 2007

Numbers 22:22-40

The Lord's Day Evening

November 11, 2007

Numbers 22:22-40

“Balaam's Ass”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. We began our study in the story of Balak and Balaam and Israel last Lord's Day evening. It is a dramatic story. It is the story of God's sovereign care over His people. Even as their enemies seek to avail themselves of supernatural powers to bring down curse...

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 2, 2008

Numbers 22:41-23:26

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...

Chapter 23

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 9, 2008

Numbers 23:27-24:25

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 9, 2008

Numbers 23:27-24:25

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...

Chapter 25

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 16, 2008

Numbers 25:1-18

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...

Chapter 26

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 23, 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...

Chapter 27

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 24, 2008

Numbers 27:1-14

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...

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 30, 2008

Numbers 27:12-23

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...

Chapter 28

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 6, 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...

Chapter 29

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 13, 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...

Chapter 33

Numbers

Sermon on Apr 6, 2008

Numbers 33:1-49

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...

Chapter 34

Numbers

Sermon on Apr 27, 2008

Numbers 34:1-29

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...

Numbers

Sermon on Apr 23, 2008

Numbers 34:1-29

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...

Chapter 35

Numbers

Sermon on Apr 30, 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...

Chapter 36

Numbers

Sermon on May 11, 2008

Numbers 36:1-13

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...

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