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Resources from 2000

October

I Timothy 6:17-19 Instructions to Comfortable Christians about Wealth

If You have your bibles, I'd invite You to turn with me to First Timothy, chapter 6. That picture from Vaughan Williams, of the thousands upon thousands “streaming from ocean's farthest coast, into the gates of pearl between the Father, Son and Holy Ghost,” never ceases to grip me, and to move me, and its something for which I...

Exodus

A Failed Delivery Exodus 2:11-22

Today we come to Exodus, chapter 2, verse 11. Let’s hear God’s holy word:

"Now it came about in those days when Moses had grown up that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. And so he looked this way and...

Romans

The Implications of Justification Romans 3:27-31 (3)

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you turn with me to Romans, chapter 3. We come today to our last look at Romans 3:21-31, where Paul is setting forth his teaching of justification by grace through faith alone. Paul has made it very clear in Romans, chapters 1, 2, and 3 that God is a righteous God...

Job

Sermon on Oct 11, 2000

Job 8-9

How I wish we had an arbitrator to step in and let me get on with life— To break God’s grip on me, to free me from this terror so I could breathe again. Then I’d speak up and state my case boldly. As things stand, there is no way I can do it. (1) Thus Eugene Peterson renders...

Exodus

The Deliverer Delivered (By Women)! Exodus 2:1-10

If you have your Bibles, I’ve invite you to turn with me to Exodus 2. You will remember from our study of the last two or three weeks that Pharaoh, in his desire to bring the children of Israel under control, and to make sure that they do not become a threat to join with the anti-Egyptians as...

Romans

Romans 3:27-31 (2) Faith Alone

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3. We’re going to be looking again at that same section that we’ve been pondering for the last couple of weeks beginning in verse 27. Romans 3:27-31. As we do so, we’re going to concentrate especially on Paul’s statement in verse 28 and two parts...

Job

Sermon on Oct 4, 2000

Job 3:1-26

Job has grieving for seven days. Three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar have joined him, but have thus far said nothing (2:13). There are times when words fail. There are times when silence is the best therapy.

But then comes chapter 3! Here we encounter a darkness of the soul that will shock some who read it. "Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of...

Job

Job’s friends have so far said nothing. They have sat in silence with Job as he grieved the loss of his children, and felt the pain take hold of his body (2:11-13). Sometimes it is right to say nothing.

But the situation changes from this point onwards. Job’s friends can keep their peace no more. What is it that they say? There are some subtle nuances...

Exodus

The Midwives, Who Feared God Exodus 1:15-22

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Exodus, chapter 1 again. We’re going to concentrate on the final words of the chapter, beginning in verse 15. I couldn’t help but think as Derek was preaching on Job, chapter 2 on Wednesday night, that the same struggle of Job not knowing what God’s...

Romans

Romans 3:27-31 Faith: The Instrument by Which We Receive the Righteousness of God

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3. We’ve been in Romans 3:21 through 26 for the last few weeks as we have meditated upon this glorious doctrine of justification by grace through faith. And just as Isaiah, before he gives us that beautiful...

September

Job

Sermon on Sep 27, 2000

Job 2:1-10

Job has lost everything! His livelihood, his possessions, and more poignantly, his childrenѕ all ten of them in one swoop!

It is difficult to imagine a greater trial than that. But, Job’s response has been breathtaking: he has responded by saying:

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;...

Exodus

Exodus: 1:8-14 A New King, Who Knew Not Joseph

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Exodus, chapter 1 as we continue in this great book together. As we said the last time, Exodus is Moses’ sequel to the epic story of Genesis. Exodus resumes Genesis account of God’s sovereignty and His good providence in the lives of the...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 (4) Justification by Grace Through Faith

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, verse 21. We’ll look at this section of Romans one more time. We’ve been working our way through the whole gospel, and we’ve paused, and we have tarried for three weeks, breaking apart Romans 3:21 through 26 into three parts. And...

Job

Sermon on Sep 20, 2000

Job 1:1-22

During the years 1643-1666 (almost 24 years) Joseph Caryl, a Congregationalist minister who was present at The Westminster Assembly, preached some 250 lectures on Job! In the final lecture he apologizes, saying: "I have not attained so clear an understanding of some passages…" That may be your verdict on Job, too. You have read it, but what does it mean?

There is perhaps no greater, and...

Exodus

First Presbyterian Church September 17, 2000

Exodus 1:1-7 “Church Growth”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Exodus, chapter 1. Exodus is Moses’ sequel to the epic story of Genesis. When we studied Genesis we said that it provides us with the foundational doctrines of the faith. That is, without...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 (3) Atonement and Justification

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, as we continue to look at this great passage from Romans 3:21-26 in which Paul begins to set forth the good news. Over and over we’ve said in Romans 1 and 2, and the first part of Romans 3 from Romans 1:18 to...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 (2) Justification by Grace Through Faith

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, beginning in verse 21. Just to remind you of a couple of things before we look at this great passage today. We’re going to focus on the very end of verse 22, and then verses 23 and 24. But Paul, for...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 The Righteousness which comes by Faith

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, verse 21 as we continue our study through this great book. Paul has spent the last two or more chapters making it very clear that all the world stands guilty before God. He has done this because if we do not...

August

Romans

Romans 3:19-20 The Law Can't Save You

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, verse 19. The last time we were together we said that Paul was beginning his closing arguments. Ever since Romans, chapter 1, verse 18, we said Paul has been functioning like a prosecuting attorney, both for the Jews and for the Gentiles...

Romans

Romans 3:9-18 All Are Under Sin

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, as we continue to work our way through this glorious letter of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome, but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to all of us, because all Scripture is given by inspiration and is profitable for...

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