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Resources from 2007

December

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

"God Moves in a Mysterious Way”

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...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Lord's Day Morning

December 30, 2007

Matthew 2:1-12

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Eighth Lesson

Born by the Book

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew 2:1-12. We are working our way through the “Nine Lessons and Carols” of the King's College Christmas Service. We are at the Eighth Lesson today, which deals with...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 29, 2007

John 1:1-18

The Lord's Day Evening

December 30, 2007

John 1:1-18

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Ninth Lesson

God with God

Dr. Derek Thomas

We come this evening to the Ninth and final Lesson in the series known as “The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.” Over the month of December, through the Sundays of December (bar one of the services, where we had the “Music of Christmas”) we've been...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 22, 2007

Luke 2:1-7

The Lord's Day Morning

December 23, 2007

Luke 2:1-7

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Sixth Lesson

The Significance of Christ's Birth”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Gospel of Luke, chapter 2. In the King's College “Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” the Sixth Lesson is introduced with the words, “Luke tells us of...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

Hark! the Herald Angels 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.”…..And now here is...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 22, 2007

Luke 2:8-20

The Lord's Day Evening

December 23, 2007

Luke 2:8-20

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Seventh Lesson

Peace by Piece

The Reverend Mr. Bradford C. Mercer

Now if you will turn in your Bibles to Luke 2, we’ll be looking at verses 8 through 14. We won't read the entire passage; we’ll be looking at Luke 2:8-14. Before we read God's word, let's pray.

Lord, we thank You once...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 18, 2007

Wednesday Evening

December 19, 2007

Psalm 22

Nine Lessons and Carols

“Great Prophecies of the Messiah in the Old Testament”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Psalm 22. And first of all, a word of explanation. On Wednesday evenings in December, to complement the “Nine Lessons” that occupy for Sunday...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Away in a Manger”

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 First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Here with “Hymns of the Faith” is Dr. Ligon Duncan.

Dr. Duncan: Thank...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 15, 2007

Luke 1:26-38

The Lord's Day Morning

December 16, 2007

Luke 1:26-38

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Fifth Lesson

Offspring of a Virgin

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn in your Bibles if you would to the Gospel of Luke We are looking at this extraordinary liturgy that's been around now for over a hundred years or so from Cambridge, the Nine Lessons and Carols, and these Lord's Days...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 9, 2007

Isaiah 9:2-7

The Lord's Day Morning

December 9, 2007

Isaiah 9:2-7

Nine Lessons and Carols The Third Lesson:

A Light for Those in Darkness

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Dr. Derek Thomas:

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth.” Let us worship God.

We...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 8, 2007

Isaiah 11:1-9

The Lord's Day Evening

December 9, 2007

Isaiah 11:1-9

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Fourth Lesson

Christmas for Animal Lovers?

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now as Ligon reminded us this morning this is “Isaiah day”... (or “I-zaa-ah” day!) It's fascinating why in the Nine Lessons and Carols why they chose the particular texts that they chose. For example, many of us, I suppose, if...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

O Little Town of Bethlehem

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 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...

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Now if you have your Bibles with you, turn with me to the final chapter of the book of Revelation, Revelation 22; and in a moment or two we're going to read the opening verses.

We come tonight to what is the final session in our study of Part II of Pilgrim's Progress, the story of Christiana (the wife of Christian), and the four sons...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the book of Genesis, chapter 22, as we look at the second of the Nine Lessons and Carols.

This morning Derek pointed us to that passage which contains the first giving of the gospel and which sets in context the whole story of redemption. And you’ll already begin to...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 2, 2007

Genesis 3:8-19

The Lord's Day Morning

December 2, 2007

Genesis 3:8-19

Nine Lessons and Carols The First Lesson

Christmas from Afar

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. Now turn with me if you would to Genesis 3, and we're going to read together…as part of our Advent celebration here at First Presbyterian Church, we're going to read...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Once in Royal David's City”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

with

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

Dr. Duncan: Thank you, Bill Wymond. It's good to be with you and Derek again to talk about Hymns of the Faith. Good morning, Derek. Merry Christmas!

We are looking at one of (at least here at First Presbyterian Church)…one of...

November

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Now turn with me if you would first of all to the map. If there are hardened “Bunyanites” here who have now learnt to bring their map with them on Wednesday nights, we have one more lesson to go next week. We need to get to heaven! We need to cross the River and get to the Celestial City, and we’ll do that next week.

But...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“We Gather Together”

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 First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Here with “Hymns of the Faith” is Dr. Ligon Duncan.

Dr. Duncan: It's great...

Sermon on Nov 24, 2007

Jonah 2:9

The Lord's Day Evening

November 25, 2007

Jonah 2:9

“Learning Theology the Hard Way!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now this evening we are going to turn to the book of Jonah. The book of Jonah — the story not so much about a big fish, but the story about a big God.

Now, I learnt a pneumonic for the minor prophets “Heaven Just Ain't...

Sermon on Nov 24, 2007

Hebrews 9:11-14

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2007

Hebrews 9:11-14

“Always Keeping Jesus at the Center of Everything

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Hebrews, and the ninth chapter. And as you’re doing that, let me take this opportunity to welcome back many of our college students…and I see scattered here and there throughout the congregation, back for Thanksgiving....

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Wednesday Evening November 20, 2007

Ephesians 6

Pilgrim's Progress Part 2 - Christiana's Story

Vanity Fair to Doubting Castle

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would, first of all to Ephesians 6. In Pilgrim's Progress, as we've seen now on a number of occasions, and we will see again before we're done...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 18, 2007

Matthew 17:1-13

“Eye Witnesses of His Majesty”

The Reverend Mr. Claude McRoberts

It's a remarkable event; one of the most, if not the most, remarkable event in the life of our Lord, in which His courage was strengthened. Inevitable trials not too far off, in the not too far distant future, not very far away; He would be handed over, He...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder”

Lamentations 3:22, 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 First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”

...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Day by Day and with Each Passing Moment”

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....

Sermon on Nov 10, 2007

Ezekiel 1:1-28

The Lord's Day Morning

November 11, 2007

Ezekiel 1:1-18

“A Vision of God”

Dr. Mark Dever

Let's go to God now in prayer and ask for His assistance as we come to His word. Let's pray together.

Lord God, we do thank You for the promise we have of a new world that You will create. We thank You for the way that You do give us glimpses...

Numbers

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...

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Sermon on Nov 6, 2007

Isaiah 66:1-2

Now turn with me, if you have a Bible with you, to Isaiah 66, and I'm going to read the opening two verses of Isaiah 66. Before we read the passage, let's pray together.

Father, this is Your word holy men of old wrote as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. Help us again to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest, and all for...

Numbers

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...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 3, 2007

Stewardship Sunday — 2007

I Chronicles 29:11-12

“Everything Is Yours, Lord”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Chronicles, chapter 29. We’ll be looking at verses 11 and 12, but we’ll also be looking at some of the verses around them. The Deacons have chosen...

October

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Sermon on Oct 30, 2007

Romans 5:18

Now turn with me if you would to Romans 5, and we are going to read together the closing verses of Romans 5, beginning at verse 18. Now the reason we're reading these particular verses is because in the particular section of Pilgrim's Progress Part II that we're considering this evening, we are going to see Bunyan emphasizing the doctrine of justification, and Bunyan emphasizing more than just...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

October 28, 2007

Philippians 2:5-6

“The Ungrasped Equality of Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

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

As the choir has been singing about a place of joy and peace and contentment, and delight and forgiveness and love, the Apostle Paul is telling us that the place that experiences...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Lamentations 3:22, 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 Faith” brought to you by First Presbyterian Church. The minister of First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of Faith.”…And now here with “Hymns of Faith”...

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Sermon on Oct 23, 2007

Matthew 24:36-44

We’re going to begin by reading a Scripture together. It's a Scripture that Bunyan cites. There is a point in tonight's part of the story where Mercy, the companion of Christiana, is outside the gates, the Wicket Gate. She hasn't yet entered, and she fears that she may not get in. She fears that the day of reckoning might come, and she is outside. And Bunyan cites a...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

Psalm 46:1

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 First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned...

Numbers

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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

October 21, 2007

Communion Sunday

Philippians 2:5-6

“The Divinity of Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. The last time we were together in this glorious letter, we were looking at Philippians 2:5-11, “The Song of Christ,” and what we outlined it. We said there was so much...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee”

Psalm 55

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 First Presbyterian Church. The minister of First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan, and I give you now Dr. Ligon Duncan...

Sermon on Oct 13, 2007

Genesis 28:10-19

The Lord's Day Morning

October 14, 2007 Sanctuary Dedication Service Genesis 28:10-19

“Sacred Space”

Dr. R.C. Sproul, Sr.

Sometimes I think that people are funny, the way they talk about their attorneys, and particularly about their physicians. Customarily they will say, “Well, I'm going to this specialist in the city, and he's the best in the city; in fact, maybe in the whole country.” And we talk like...

Sermon on Oct 13, 2007

Ephesians 3:14-21

The Lord's Day Evening

October 14, 2007

First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Dedication Sunday 2007

Ephesians 3:14-21

“A Prayer for the Congregation”

Dr. James M. Baird

Amen and amen! What a hymn! That's the first time in fifty years that in a worship service I've heard The Doxology sung twice

I want to thank the elders of this church, the deacons of this church…I want to thank Ligon that...

Sermon on Oct 9, 2007

Psalm 84:10

Wednesday Evening

October 10, 2007

Psalm 84:11

“My Text”

The Reverend John Blanchard

This is the very first time I've stood inside this wonderfully restructured and refurbished and repainted and re-gilded building, and I am hugely impressed by it all, I have to say. And I do want to thank the leadership of the church for going to all of this trouble and...

Numbers

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...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Psalm 90

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.”

...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

October 7, 2007

Philippians 2:5-11

“Song of Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two, verses five to eleven. This is one of the greatest passages in this great letter of the Philippians. It's one of the greatest passages in all of the writings of the Apostle Paul; indeed, it's...

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Sermon on Oct 2, 2007

Luke 18:9-4

Well, good evening. We come now to a brand new series that will last through October and November. Somewhere at the entrance and exit points there’ll be an outline of the seven lessons in the Second Part of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

I'm not going to go very far down the journey tonight…just going to introduce the story and a little bit of background, and give you...

September

Revelation

The Lord's Day Evening

September 30, 2007

Revelation 3:7-13

“A Letter from Jesus”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me if you would to the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation — a book that often intimidates and frightens and terrifies, because of its use of apocalyptic imagery involving colors and numbers and so on — but we're in none...

Sermon on Sep 29, 2007

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

September 26, 2007

Acts 28:17-31

“Preaching from Prison”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to the final chapter of The Acts of The Apostles, chapter 28. As you’re doing that, let me just remind you this is the final lesson in The Acts of The Apostles. I always feel, when I come to the end of a study, I want to...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

September 23, 2007

Philippians 2:1-4

“Complete My Joy, With Helpfulness”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians. And before we turn to Philippians 2:1-4, which we're going to read today, I'd like you to allow your eyes to look at verse 27; and then, allow them to fall on verse 1, the...

Numbers

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...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

"Now Thank We All Our God”

I Chronicles 29:13

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 First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Sep 18, 2007

Acts 28:1-16

Wednesday Evening

September 19, 2007

Acts 28:1-16

“Rome at Last”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

As we return once again to The Acts of The Apostles, we come to the final chapter, Acts 28.

Paul, you remember, was caught in a storm. It was a wonderfully exciting account, as we read last week in chapter 27. Luke of course was on board the ship, so we're given a very,...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

September 16, 2007

Philippians 2:1-3

“Complete My Joy, With Humility”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Let me invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. We’ll be looking at verses 1, 2, and 3 today, especially concentrating on verse 3. We've been working through this letter for a number of weeks now…a number of months now.

The center section of the letter...

Sermon on Sep 15, 2007

2 Timothy 4:1-5

The Lord's Day Evening

September 16, 2007

II Timothy 4:1-5

“Fulfill Your Ministry”

The Ordination Sermon of Chad Davis

Dr. W. Duncan Rankin

Let us pray.

Our most gracious and merciful heavenly Father Triune God of heaven, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, we know that Your word is true and sure. It is without error or mixture. Indeed, You use it as...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

Psalm 103, Psalm 150

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” with Ligon Duncan, Derek Thomas, and Bill Wymond. And we now go to our moderator, Ligon Duncan.

Dr. Duncan: Thank you, Bill. This is Ligon...

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

September 12, 2007

Acts 27:1-14

“Peril at Sea”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Well, it's a joy to be with you again as we continue now in The Acts of The Apostles. Some of you have a map in the back of your Bibles of Paul's missionary journeys, and in particular the journey to Rome that we want to look at. It's a fairly complicated journey, and...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

September 9, 2007

Philippians 2:1-2

“Complete My Joy, With Unity”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. We have been working our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul, and we have said for the last few weeks as we've been looking at Philippians 1:27 and following,...

Numbers

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...

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

September 9, 2007

Acts 25:13-26:32

“King Agrippa — Almost Persuaded”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

This is a lengthy section of Scripture that we have to read. It's all one narrative. This is Paul's defense. It's not strictly a trial, but it is a defense. It is, in technical language, an apologia. This is Paul's apology; this is Paul preaching the gospel, and preaching the gospel...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

September 2, 2007

Philippians 2:1-2

“Complete My Joy”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. Now, it's only taken you seventeen weeks to hear me say those words–Philippians 2!

The last time we were together we were in verses 29 and 30, and we were looking at this astounding, this...

Numbers

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...

August

Numbers

Sermon on Aug 28, 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...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Aug 25, 2007

Acts 25:1-12

The Lord's Day Evening

August 26, 2007

Acts 25:1-12

To the Ends of the Earth

“Porcius Festus”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now as we come to Acts 25, you remember two weeks ago Paul is in prison; and he is in prison in the barracks of the garrison that is stationed in Caesarea, and under the authority of Governor Felix. And we ended the portion that we...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

August 26, 2007

Philippians 1:29-30 (2)

“The Gift of Suffering for Christ's Sake”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Now we're studying today from Philippians 1:29, the Apostle Paul's words that “it has been granted to us not only to believe, but also to suffer”. Let me just tell you ahead of time, we will only scratch the surface of this vitally important subject. I...

The Lord's Day Morning

April 22, 2007

II Chronicles 33:1-20

“The Prodigal Son”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now from the beauty of Brahms's Requiem to the ugliness of Judean kings, 700 years or so before Christ. Turn in your Bibles now, if you would this morning, to II Chronicles 33. And I want us this morning to examine together the life–biography, if you like–of what has been...

Numbers

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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

August 19, 2007

Philippians 1:29-30

“Not Only to Believe, But to Suffer”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one, verse 29. We've been working through Paul's letter to the Philippians, and we said when we came to verse 27 that we’d gotten to the central section of this book....

Numbers

Sermon on Aug 14, 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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

August 12, 2007

Philippians 1:27-28

“Living In a Manner Worthy of the Gospel (3)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one, as we continue to work through this great book together.

Philippians 1:27 and 28 contain the first major exhortation in the main section of this letter. The main...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Aug 11, 2007

Acts 24:1-27

The Lord's Day Evening

August 12, 2007

Acts 24:1-27

To the Ends of the Earth

“Governor Felix — The Procrastinator”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to The Acts of The Apostles and we come this evening to chapter 24 — chapter 24 of The Acts of The Apostles — and we're going to read together the first 27 verses of this chapter....

Numbers

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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

August 5, 2007

Philippians 1:27-28

“Living In a Manner Worthy of the Gospel (2)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one, as we continue to work our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul. The last time we were together in this book, a couple of weeks...

Sermon on Aug 4, 2007

Luke 2:41-52

The Lord's Day Evening

August 5, 2007

Luke 2:41-52

“It Should Have Been Obvious”

The Reverend Mr. William F. Joseph III

I've had the opportunity to teach at Belhaven several times. And I had the opportunity to be teaching for a morning on the incarnation, and I used an illustration that I use pretty regularly when I teach on the incarnation — the illustration of Jesus as God...

July

Numbers

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...

Sermon on Jul 28, 2007

The Lord's Day Morning

July 29, 2007

Psalm 24

“Heart Failure”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. Now turn with me if you would to Psalm 24…the Twenty-fourth Psalm. Before we read the Psalm together, let's once again look to the Lord in prayer. Let us all pray.

Lord, we bow again in Your presence. We come confessing that without You we can do nothing. Come, Holy Spirit,...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

July 29, 2007

Acts 23:12-35

To the Ends of the Earth

“The Conspiracy”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Acts 23, and we're going to pick up the reading this evening at verse 12, and we’ll be reading through to the end of the chapter.

Paul has given what was always bound to be an unsuccessful defense...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

July 22, 2007

Acts 22:30-23:11

To the Ends of the Earth

“Brothers, I Am a Pharisee”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to The Acts of The Apostles. We come this evening to a consideration of the opening verses of Acts 23. We’re going to read together the closing verse of Acts 22; but before we read this...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

July 22, 2007

Philippians 1:27-28

“Living In a Manner Worthy of the Gospel”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 1:27. Now, it may not show in your particular translation a break, although some of you may well have a new heading that has been inserted by the editor of your particular...

Numbers

Sermon on Jul 17, 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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

July 15, 2007

Philippians 1:25-26

“Progress, Joy, Confidence”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one. Today we're going to be looking at verses 25-26. We've been in this section of Philippians for over a month now, and I want to remind you again of the outline of the passage...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

July 8, 2007 Communion Sunday

Philippians 1:21-26

“To Be or Not to Be”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians chapter one, verse 21. For a number of months now we've been studying Paul's letter to the Philippians, and for the last month we've been looking at Philippians 1:21, which we...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

July 8, 2007

Acts 21:37-22:30

To the Ends of the Earth

“Fathers and Brethren”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now if you have your Bibles with you, turn with me once again to The Acts of The Apostles. And this evening we are in chapter 21, and we’ll be reading through into the twenty-second chapter of The Acts of The Apostles.

Paul, as you...

June

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

July 1, 2007

Acts 21:27-36

To the Ends of the Earth

“Paul Chained in the Holy City!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now we continue in our studies in The Acts of The Apostles and we come to chapter 21. And last Lord's Day evening we were seeing and determining — and questioning, perhaps, a little — of what on earth the Apostle Paul...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

July 1, 2007

Philippians 1:21

“The Gain of Death”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one, verse 21. We've been in this verse for a month; we haven't gotten to the second half of the verse yet.

There's good reason for that. The comfort that we all look for — and surely we look for...

Numbers

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...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Jun 23, 2007

Acts 21:15-26

The Lord's Day Evening

June 24, 2007

Acts 21:15-26

To the Ends of the Earth

“Paul, James, and Legal Issues: Christianity Gets Complicated”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me once again to The Acts of The Apostles. We pick up the reading this evening in the twenty-first chapter, at the fifteenth verse.

We left the Apostle Paul last Lord's Day evening. He...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

June 24, 2007

Philippians 1:21

“Dying to Live”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Dr. Thomas:

Well, good morning. Welcome to our eleven o’clock service. We are so pleased and excited, as you are, to be back here in the sanctuary. A couple of thoughts went through my head as people came in. There's a sense in which this is very familiar. The architects have...

Numbers

Sermon on Jun 19, 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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

June 17, 2007

Philippians 1:21

“Living Out Philippians 1:21”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one, as we continue to work through this book together. When we were last in Philippians together, we looked at Philippians 1:21. We’re going to be there again today–and now I can tell you...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Jun 16, 2007

Acts 21:1-16

The Lord's Day Evening

June 17, 2007

Acts 21:1-14

To the Ends of the Earth

Let the Will of the Lord Be Done

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to The Acts of The Apostles and we find ourselves this evening in chapter 21, and we're about to read the first fourteen verses of Acts 21. We left the scene last Lord's...

The Lord's Day Evening July 15, 2007

Mark 15:42-16:8 “What Do You Do With the Body of Jesus?”

Dr. O. Palmer Robertson

When we were here just a little over two and a half years ago, I kept hearing rumors that the sanctuary was going to be changed, and when we returned I stepped in the door with fear and trepidation to say, “What have they done?” And...

The Incomparable Christ: Exposition of Colossians

The Lord's Day Morning

June 10, 2007

Colossians 3:16

“Sing As Though Your Life Depended On It”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. Now turn with me if you would to Paul's Epistle to the Colossians…Colossians, chapter three, and our reading this morning will be in the sixteenth verse. Colossians 3:16. Before we read this verse together, let's look to God in prayer. Let us all pray.

Father,...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Jun 9, 2007

Acts 20:13-38

The Lord's Day Evening

June 10, 2007

Acts 20:13-38

A Solemn Charge

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now to Acts 20. The week before we were at the beginning of this great monumental chapter, the twentieth chapter of Acts, where Paul is now going to address once again the Ephesian elders at a place called Miletus. We’re going to pick up the reading at the thirteenth verse and...

Numbers

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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

June 3, 2007

Philippians 1:21

“Life = Christ, Death = Gain”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians , as we continue making our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul. Now our passage today is Philippians 1:21, a...

May

Numbers

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:...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

May 27, 2007

Philippians 1:12-20

“For the Greater Progress of the Gospel”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one, as we continue to study our way through this great letter. Let me ask you to look especially at verses 9-11, the last part of the passage we studied together...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

May 27, 2007

Acts 20:1-12

To the Ends of the Earth

A Deadly Sermon

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to The Acts of The Apostles once again, and tonight we are in the twentieth chapter. We have been now for a number of weeks following the ministry of the Apostle Paul in the great city of Corinth,...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on May 19, 2007

Acts 19:21-41

The Lord's Day Evening

May 20, 2007

Acts 19:21-41

To the Ends of the Earth City Riot

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please open your Bibles to Acts 19 beginning at verse 21, and we're reading through into the first verse of the next chapter. Before we read that together, let's look to God in prayer. Let's pray.

Father, we are thankful again for the Scriptures for the...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

May 20, 2007

Philippians 1:7-11

“Love Abounding”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one We’re looking at verses 7-11 today, and these verses span two parts of this first chapter of this great letter. Really, if you look back to verse 3, from verse 3 to verse 8 the Apostle Paul is expressing his joy...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

May 13, 2007

Acts 19:1-22

To the Ends of the Earth

The Gospel Comes to Ephesus

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to Acts 19. We made a brief visit last week to Ephesus, but then Paul made that whirlwind journey, you remember, taking all the way from Ephesus to Caesarea, and then perhaps to Jerusalem; and certainly north to Antioch,...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

May 13, 2007

Philippians 1:6

“He Finishes What He Starts”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one. When we started our study of this book together, we noted that this was a book filled with thanksgiving and with joy, and we said that this started with thanksgiving and with joy....

Numbers

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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

May 6, 2007

Philippians 1:3-5

“I Thank God for You”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one, verses three to five. We began our study of Philippians last week. We noted some of the great themes in this book. For instance, we said that already...

Seminar on May 5, 2007

First Presbyterian Church Jackson, MS

“Fear…Not…Heaven!”

First Forum: Questions and Answers

May 16, 2007

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Questions from Congregation Presented by Mr. Nate Shurden

Q: Will the “nice” non-Christian be beside a notorious person like Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Ivan the Terrible–folks like that? Will there be, in other words, a quality of punishment...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

May 6, 2007

Acts 18:18-28

To the Ends of the Earth

Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me to The Acts of The Apostles, and we pick up the reading once again in the eighteenth chapter of Acts. We left Paul last week in the great and extremely important city of Corinth, and tonight we're...

Numbers

Sermon on May 1, 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...

April

Sermon on Apr 30, 2007

John 4:1-26

Good morning. What a joy it is to worship together. Let me ask you to take your hymnals in hand and prepare to sing. As we hear God's call to worship, turn to No. 52.

O come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the flock...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

April 29, 2007

Philippians 1:1-2

“Greetings from Paul”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the book of Philippians, chapter one. Philippians 1…four chapters…104 verses…about two and a half pages in 12 pt Times Roman type on 8 Ѕ x 11 typing paper. Only 2,381 words in English, the New American Standard Version....

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Apr 28, 2007

Acts 18:1-7

The Lord's Day Evening

April 29, 2007

Acts 18:1-17

To the Ends of the Earth

Do Not Be Afraid

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me to Acts, chapter eighteen…Acts 18, and we come this evening to a very important point in the missionary activity of the Apostle Paul, but also an important juncture in the spread of the gospel and the departure of Paul from the...

Seminar on Apr 24, 2007

Fear…Not...Heaven!

“There Is Hope”

Luncheon Series

April 25, 2007

What is Heaven?

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to John, the Gospel of John. I think it's appropriate for us to begin our thinking about heaven from Jesus’ own words as He speaks on the night of His betrayal, the night...

Numbers

Sermon on Apr 24, 2007

Wednesday Evening

April 25, 2007

Numbers 8:1-26

Lamps, Levites, and Retirement

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 8. We have been working through Numbers for a number of weeks now. The last time we were together in Numbers, we were in the longest chapter in the Bible, Numbers 7; that runs to 89 verses. And we said that it describes a...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

April 22, 2007

Acts 17:16-34

To the Ends of the Earth Worship, Piccadilly Style in Ancient Greece

or, “Jerusalem and Athens: What Do They Have in Common?”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now to The Acts of The Apostles, as we've been studying this great book together on these last number of months now; and we come this evening to Acts 17 and the...

Numbers

Sermon on Apr 17, 2007

Wednesday Evening

April 18, 2007

Numbers 7:1-89

“Offerings of the Leaders”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

We’re in Numbers 7 tonight,. It's been a month since we've been in the book of Numbers. Numbers 7 is the longest chapter in the Bible, with the exception of Psalm 119, if you want to count that as a chapter. So what I've done is I've provided you an outline on two...

Seminar on Apr 17, 2007

Fear…Not...Heaven!

“There Is Hope”

Luncheon Series

April 18, 2007

The Final Judgment

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Today our subject is the Judgment–the final Judgment in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you do have Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew, chapters 24 and 25. I'm going to read three verses out of Matthew 24...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

April 15, 2007

Communion Sunday

I Corinthians 10:31

Qualities of a Healthy Local Church

Glorifying God, Loving Others, Blessing the Nations

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to open them to I Corinthians 10:31. We’re going to look at five passages this...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

April 15, 2007

Acts 17:10-15

To the Ends of the Earth

How to Listen to a Sermon

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now, last Lord's Day I didn't quite get to where I was intending to get to. We got delayed, you and I, in the sights and sounds of Thessalonica. And Paul, as we have seen now so many times… (who would want...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

April 8, 2007

Acts 17:1-15 To the Ends of the Earth The Resurrection: Is It Such a Big Deal?

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me once again to The Acts of The Apostles. We were in Acts 16 last Sunday evening, in the great city of Philippi. And Paul and Silas had been imprisoned, you remember, in the...

Fear…Not!

“There Is Hope”

Luncheon Series

April 4, 2007

What Happens When Christ Returns?

The Resurrection of Christ and the Resurrection of the Body

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Today we have somewhat of a blended topic. The next time we're together we're going to be looking at the Judgment Day and the issues related to that. We’ll cross into that...

March

Sermon on Mar 31, 2007

Hebrews 13:7

The Lord's Day Morning

April 1, 2007

I Timothy 3:1-13; Hebrews 13:7

Biblical Priorities for Church Life Biblical Church Leadership

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Timothy 3. We've been for a number of months now, on and off, working through the attributes, or the characteristics, or the priorities of a biblical local church; that...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

April 1, 2007

I Timothy 3:1-13; Hebrews 13:7

Biblical Priorities for Church Life Biblical Church Leadership

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Timothy 3. We've been for a number of months now, on and off, working through the attributes, or the characteristics, or the priorities of...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Mar 31, 2007

Acts 16:16-40

The Lord's Day Evening

April 1, 2007

Acts 16:16-40

To the Ends of the Earth Prison Time

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

We come tonight again to the sixteenth chapter. We began to look at this chapter together last Sunday evening. Luke is giving us here cameo portraits. I think Luke, as a historian, just relished in describing certain events and certain characters, and the details of certain...

Fear…Not!

“There Is Hope”

Luncheon Series

March 28, 2007

What Happens After Death?

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Thank you for being here, friends. There are going to be three parts to the message. The first part is what happens after death for the believer; the second part is what happens after death for the unbeliever; the third part is to address...

Sermon on Mar 24, 2007

John 1:14

The Lord's Day Morning

March 25, 2007

John 1:14

“The Saving Word”

Mr. Jerry Bridges

Would you open your Bibles with me to John, chapter one. With our Bibles open before us, would you bow with me in prayer.

Our gracious and loving heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the sovereign God of the universe, we come to You this morning. In the words of...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Mar 24, 2007

Acts 16:1-15

The Lord's Day Evening

March 25, 2007

Acts 16:1-15

To the Ends of the Earth Come Over and Help Us!

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

As we continue in our study of The Acts of The Apostles, we have been following Paul and Barnabas (and we've learnt now of John Mark also), who have made their way back from the Jerusalem Council to Antioch. And there was something...

Seminar on Mar 20, 2007

Genesis 3:19

Fear…Not Luncheon Series

“What Is Death?”

March 21, 2007

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Donna came to me a number of weeks ago–it's probably been months now–and expressed to me how often she was getting questions relating to this awesome and practical subject of death, and how many of our Bible teachers in the church were getting questions from women and from men in...

Numbers

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....

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

March 18, 2007

Matthew 28:19-20; I Timothy 1:5; Philippians 2:12-13

Biblical Priorities for Church Life

Let's Grow

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Since October of last year, we have sporadically been working through a series of topical and expository messages on biblical priorities for the life of our church. We've been asking ourselves the question, “What does God...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

March 18, 2007

Acts 15:36-41

To the Ends of the Earth

Brotherly Love Strife

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to The Acts of The Apostles–or The Acts of The Holy Spirit, or even The Acts of The Risen Christ–because as we have been studying this great book together it is indeed what we have been discovering: that the...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

March 11, 2007

Hebrews 13:17; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:42

Biblical Priorities for Church Life

What's So Important About Church Membership?

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Let me ask you to open your Bibles to the Book of Hebrews. For a number of months we have been working through what we have said are the Bible's priorities for healthy...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Mar 10, 2007

Acts 15:21-35

The Lord's Day Evening

March 11, 2007

Acts 15:21-35

To the Ends of the Earth

The Letter

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to The Acts of The Apostles Last Lord's Day evening we were in the first part of Acts 15. We said then a number of things, but we said that Acts 15 falls, of course, in the middle of...

The Lord's Day Morning

March 4, 2007

I Chronicles 21:1-30

“Numbers”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to II Chronicles, chapter 21. And you may find that in your pew Bibles somewhere before you, or you may join with me in your own Bible. But before we read the passage together, let's come before God in prayer.

Father, we thank You again for the Scriptures...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

March 4, 2007

Acts 15:1-21

To the Ends of the Earth Cutting Cost

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now we continue this evening in our studies in The Acts of The Apostles, and we find ourselves at the very center of The Acts of The Apostles. There's a reason why this particular incident that we are going to begin to look at tonight and...

February

Numbers

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 24, 2007

Revelation 3:7-13

The Lord's Day Morning

February 25, 2007

Revelation 3:7-13

Missions Conference 2007

The Keys and Open Doors

Dr. Douglas F. Kelly

Well, it has been a great joy to be back here at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson. Every time I come back I realize in a sense how much we gave up when we left–or requested...

The Lord's Day Evening

February 25, 2007

II Corinthians 9:1-11

Missions Conference 2007 An Investment That Always Works

Dr. Douglas F. Kelly

Well, again, it has been a very great personal joy for me and for my wife Caroline to be back with you in such a well-loved place where God has blessed us so much in...

Sermon on Feb 21, 2007

Revelation 6:9

First Presbyterian Church

Thursday Noon

Genesis 18:16-33

Missions Conference 2007 Intercession for a Lost World

Dr. Douglas F. Kelly

I want to talk to you a little bit about intercession for the lost, praying for a lost world, and that is from Genesis 18:16-33. I'm not going to read all of the passage, but it is Genesis...

Sermon on Feb 20, 2007

Genesis 6:9

Wednesday Evening

February 21, 2007

Revelation 6:9-11

Missions Conference 2007

Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

Dr. Douglas F. Kelly

Thank you. I’ll say what a joy it is to be back. It really feels like home to be in this church. I think all five of our children — some called them “the adorables” and...

The Lord's Day Morning

February 18, 2007

Philippians 1:27

Missions Conference 2007 Together, For the Gospel

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one. The verse that the Missions Conference Committee has chosen to base our Missions Conference Week theme upon is Philippians 1:27, specifically the phrase in which Paul calls us to “stand...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Feb 17, 2007

Acts 14:21-28

The Lord's Day Evening

February 18, 2007

Mission Conference 2007

Acts 14:21-28

To the Ends of the Earth Mission Report

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to The Acts of The Apostles and chapter 14. Tonight we have two missionaries reporting. One is called Saul, who recently has begun to call himself Paul, and the other is Barnabas. And they've...

Numbers

Sermon on Feb 13, 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...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

February 11, 2007

Matthew 28:18-20

Biblical Priorities for Church Life

Biblical Evangelism

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew 28 as we continue to work through this series of messages called “Biblical Priorities for the Life of Our Church.” We’re not simply talking in the abstract...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Feb 10, 2007

Acts 14:1-20

The Lord's Day Evening

February 11, 2007

Acts 14:1-20

To the End of the Earth

A Tale of Three Cities

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to The Acts of The Apostles… “The Acts of the Risen, Ascended Christ…The Acts of the Holy Spirit”… as we see the Lord Jesus marching across the geography of the Middle East and what...

Numbers

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...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

First Presbyterian Church

February 4, 2007

Psalm 51:1-19; John 3:1-8

“A Biblical Understanding of Conversion”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

We've been working for a number of weeks through what we've called biblical priorities for a healthy church. We've been looking at some of the qualities which characterize a local gathering (a local body, a local congregation) of...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Feb 3, 2007

Acts 13:13-43

The Lord's Day Evening

First Presbyterian Church

February 4, 2007

Acts 13:13-52

To the Ends of the Earth Preaching Jesus!

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to The Acts of the Apostles…or “The Acts of the Holy Spirit,” or “The Acts of the Risen and Ascended Lord.” As we have seen, Christ, as it were, is marching from Jerusalem to Samaria to Judea,...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “For All the Saints”

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 “Hymns...

January

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 30, 2007

First Presbyterian Church

Wednesday Evening

February 7, 2007

Numbers 4:1-49

“Priests and Duties (2)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Numbers 4, as we continue to work our way through this great book of the Old Testament..

We've been in Numbers for about four weeks. We spent the first week giving an introduction to the book and arguing why this book...

Sermon on Jan 27, 2007

Mark 5:1-20

The Lord's Day Morning

January 28, 2007

Mark 5:1-20

“Seeking to Save the Lost”

Dr. Harry Reeder

Take your Bibles and turn in your copies of God's word to Mark, chapter five. I'm now going to read all these verses, verses 1-20 of this very interesting and momentous account in the life of Jesus and the life of the disciples, and certainly in the life of this demoniac,...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Jan 27, 2007

Acts 13:1-12

The Lord's Day Evening

January 28, 2007

Acts 13:1-12

To the End of the Earth

Catching the Vision for Missions

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to The Acts of the Apostles, and we begin now at what is going to be the theme of the rest of The Acts of the Apostles: the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul.

We are moving away now...

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 23, 2007

Wednesday Evening

January 31, 2007

Numbers 3:1-51

“Priests, Duties, Firstborn”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers, chapter 3. There should be a sheet somewhere near by you that has the text of that whole chapter. And there should also be an outline — at least, an outline that recounts what we have done so far, and...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

January 21, 2007

I Corinthians 15:1-4

Biblical Priorities for Church Life

The Gospel Applied

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Corinthians 15:1-4. We've been working our way through a series of topical expository messages on the subject of “Biblical Priorities for The Life of...

Numbers

Sermon on Jan 16, 2007

Wednesday Evening

January 24, 2007

Numbers 2

“Arranged”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 2. Thank you. It's not quite as long a passage as last week, but it's a fairly long passage.

Last week we were in Numbers 1, which gave us the numbering of the tribes; now in Numbers 2, we come to...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

January 14, 2007

I Corinthians 15:1-4

“The Biblical Gospel”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

We’re continuing our series in which we are studying the biblical priorities for the life of our church, and we've been asking throughout this series what are the qualities, what are the marks, what are the things that characterize a healthy local church?

Now...

To the End of the Earth

Sermon on Jan 13, 2007

Acts 12:1-19a

The Lord's Day Evening

January 14, 2007

Acts 12:1-19a

To the End of the Earth

The Great Escape

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would in your Bibles to The Acts of the Apostles. We began last Lord's Day evening to pick up once again our exposition of Acts that had been on a Wednesday evening for a few months, and last week...

Numbers

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...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

January 7, 2007

Acts 11:19-30

To The End of the Earth Call Them ‘Christians!’

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to The Acts of the Apostles. We’re now in chapter 11. As it so happens in the providence of God, this passage is a bridging passage between what has gone before and, in many ways, what is about to...

Biblical Priorities for the Life of the Church

The Lord's Day Morning

January 7, 2007

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

“Biblical Family Life”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Book of Deuteronomy. Keep your thumb there in Deuteronomy, because I'm going to ask you to turn back in just a few moments to Philippians 2, by way of introducing the...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“All People That On Earth Do Dwell”

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 First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”

Dr....

Numbers

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...

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