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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.

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now if you would, take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the book of Zechariah, chapter 8, page 796 in the church Bible.  Zechariah chapter 8.  We’re going to be reading and considering the whole chapter together.  Before we do that, would you join me as we turn to God for His help in prayer.  Let us all pray.

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One of the great highlights on my calendar every year is the Twin Lakes Fellowship. The Fellowship is an annual pastors’ fraternal, offered free to pastors and elders, church planters and missionaries from around the country. It is one of the best ministries of our church, impacting many thousands for the kingdom through your generosity. This year was a wonderful time of worship and study, reflection and fellowship...

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now take your Bibles please and turn with me in them to the prophecy of Zechariah, chapter 7.  Zechariah chapter 7.  We’re looking at the whole chapter together.  You’ll find it on page 794 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Before we read God’s Word would you please bow your heads with me as we ask for His help?  Let’s pray.

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Dear Friends,

It has been a strange season in the life of First Presbyterian Church. Over the last week or so, there have been glorious highpoints and sweet seasons of grace, and there have been times of deep sorrow and grief. We’ve had the joy of Easter Sunday, where, amidst a packed sanctuary, we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord from the grave. This...

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now if you would, take your Bibles and turn with me to the prophecy of Zechariah, chapter 6.  Zechariah chapter 6 on page 795 in the church Bibles. We’re going to be looking at verses 9 through the end of the chapter.  Before we do that, we do need to ask for God’s help, so would you bow your heads with me as we pray?

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Please turn with me in your copies of God’s Word to Psalm 22, the twenty-second Psalm, page 457 in the church Bibles.  Once you have your copies of the Scriptures open would you bow your heads with me as we pray together?

Our Father, we want to see more of Christ today.  He lives and reigns, having bled and died for sinners like us. ...

Officer Training 2014 Refresher Course

For those who have already completed the Officer Training Course in 2011

For those who have already completed the Officer Training Course in 2011.

Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew 13.  We are looking at verses 44 through 46 today and you’ll find that on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Before we read God’s Word together would you turn with me to Him as...

Part 2: The Qualifications for and Work of Elders and Deacons

For those incoming Officer Nominees who have not yet taken the Officers Training Course.

For those incoming Officer Nominees who have not yet taken the Officers Training Course.

Part 1: The Nature of the Offices of Deacon and Elder

For those incoming Officer Nominees who have not yet taken the Officers Training Course.

For those incoming Officer Nominees who have not yet taken the Officers Training Course.

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Take your Bibles, please, and turn with me in them to the Old Testament Scriptures and to the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 6.  Zechariah chapter 6 on page 795 in the church Bibles.  Before we read God’s Word let’s turn to Him in prayer.  Let us pray together.

Lord Jesus, there is no one else to whom we may turn.  You have the words...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew chapter 13, Matthew chapter 13.  Our attention this morning will be on the words of verses 31 through 35 and you’ll find that on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Before we read together let’s turn to God for His...

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now let me invite you again to take your copies of God’s Word in hand and turn with me this time to the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 5.  Zechariah chapter 5 - you’ll find it on page 794 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Zechariah chapter 5, page 794.  Before we read the Word of God let’s ask for God to help us understand it and...

Life Toward God

Rev. David Strain, Senior Minister Elect, shares about his conversion and discusses his approach to ministry in the church. 

Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew chapter 13, which you’ll find on page 818 and 819 in the church Bibles.  Before we read, let’s go to God together in prayer.  Let’s pray together.

Father, would You please help us to understand...

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now if you would, please take your copies of God’s Word and turn once again with me to the prophecy of Zechariah, Zechariah chapter 4.  If you’re using one of the church Bibles you’ll find that on page 794.  Zechariah chapter 4.  Before we read let’s go to God and ask for His help.  Let’s pray together.

Our Father, we believe that the Lord...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew’s gospel chapter 13.  If you’re using one of the church Bibles you’ll find that on page 818.  Before we read God’s Word together, let’s bow our heads and ask for His help as we pray.  Let us all pray.

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Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in hand and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew chapter 13 - on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  We’re going to be reading from the forty-fourth verse through verse fifty-two.  Before we do that, let’s turn to the Lord together for His help as...

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 3, Zechariah chapter 3, which you will find on page 794 if you’re reading with me in one of the church Bibles.  Before we read, let me remind you a little bit about the context and then we’ll pray and then we’ll read the Word of God...

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