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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

Sermon on Dec 30, 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

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...

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 23, 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 23, 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...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 19, 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 16, 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 10, 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...

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...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 9, 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...

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...

Sermon on Nov 25, 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 25, 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....

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