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Resources by David Strain

Dr. David Strain was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He holds degrees from Duncan Jordanstone College of Art, Trinity College Glasgow/School of Divinity, the Free Church of Scotland College in Edinburgh, and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in the Free Church of Scotland in September 2003, and has held pastoral charges in London, England, and Columbus, MS. Since May 2013, David has served on the pastoral staff of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson and was installed as Senior Minister in May 2014. He was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson) in 2016.

Glory in His Face

Now would you please take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me in them to Matthew’s gospel chapter 25.  Matthew chapter 25. You’ll find our reading on page 830 if you’re using one of the pew Bibles.  Before we read God’s Word together let’s bow our heads and ask for His help in prayer.  Let’s pray.

Your Word, O Lord, is living and active.  It...

Now would you please take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to the book of Revelation, chapters 4 and 5?  Revelation chapters 4 and 5 which is on page 1030.  And when you have your Bibles open before you, let’s turn to God together as we pray.  Let us all pray.

Our Father, we need now the help of the Holy Spirit to come...

Turn with me now please if you would in your copies of God’s Word to the first epistle of John chapter 1.  1 John chapter 1 on page 1020 in the church Bibles.  Then once you have your Bibles open let’s bow our heads and pray together.

O Lord, would You open our eyes that we might behold marvelous things out of Your Word.  In Jesus’ name,...

Glory in His Face

Now if you would please, take your Bibles and turn with me to the gospel of Luke, Luke’s gospel, chapter 22.

We’re going to read from verse 63 through 23 verse 5.  This is the Word of Almighty God:

“Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.  They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, ‘Prophesy!  Who is...

Glory in His Face

Now would you take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to the book of Acts, chapter 1.  Acts chapter 1 - page 909 in the church Bibles. Before we read God’s Word together, let’s bow our heads and turn to the Lord for His help in prayer.  Let us all pray.

Our Father, we pray now that You would give us the help of...

Glory in His Face

Over the last five weeks we have been thinking about the glory of Christ in His person and in His work.  We have considered the glory of the God-Man, the union of deity and humanity in the one person of Christ.  We have considered the glory of our compassionate Savior. Jesus is touched with the feeling of our infirmities, able to sympathize with us in our weaknesses.  We...

Now let me invite you please to turn with me in your copy of God’s Word to the book of Judges, chapter 7 - Judges chapter 7, which you will find if you are using a church Bible on page 206.  Before we read God’s Word together, would you bow your heads with me as we pray together?

Before us, O Lord, is Your holy and inerrant...

Glory in His Face

Now if you would please, turn with me in your copies of God’s Word to John’s gospel, chapter 19.  John chapter 19.  We’re going to be reading from the sixteenth verse, halfway through the sixteenth verse, through verse thirty-seven.  You’ll find that on page 905 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  So far in our reflections on the person and work of Christ, we’ve considered the...

Glory in His Face

This evening we are continuing in our series called, “Glory in His Face.”  We’re thinking about the person and work of Christ.  And we began by wrestling with the Bible’s teaching about the union of deity and humanity in the one person of Christ.  And then last time, we were thinking together about Christ our compassionate Savior.  This evening, I want to begin to think less about His...

Glory in His Face

Now last Lord’s Day Evening we began a new series of sermons entitled, “Glory In His Face,” looking at the person and the work of Christ.  And we started by considering the union of deity and humanity in His one person - two distinct natures in the one person of Christ, united in Him forever.  And now tonight, the second glory that I want to consider with you...

Glory in His Face

This evening we are beginning a new series of sermons looking at the person and the work of Christ.  The title for the series is, Glory In His Face.  The title comes from Paul’s discussion of the way that the Gospel of Jesus Christ changes us, in 2 Corinthians chapters 3 and 4.  In 2 Corinthians 3:18, Paul says this.  “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now would you please take your Bibles and turn with me in them to the book of Esther, chapter 9.  Esther chapter 9; we’re going to read chapters 9 and the three verses of chapter 10.  You’ll find that on page 415 in the church Bible.  Would you please read along with us?  Before we do that, would you bow your heads with me as we turn to...

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