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Resources from 2008

November

I watched some footage recently of people from all over the world who were blind but who through various medical techniques were enabled to see again – surgery for cataracts or retinal implants or other medical techniques. In one scene, the camera focused in on the faces of children, many of whom have been blind their whole lives, on that moment when after cataract surgery the bandages were...

December

Psalms

Sermon on Dec 28, 2008

The Lord's Day Evening

December 28, 2008

Psalm 90

“How Christians Should Approach the New Year”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to the Ninetieth Psalm…Psalm 90. We are taking a break for this Lord's Day evening from our study in the book of Nehemiah. This is the last Sunday evening service of 2008, and I thought it might be...

Sermon on Dec 28, 2008

The Lord's Day Evening

December 28, 2008

Psalm 90

“How Christians Should Approach the New Year”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to the Ninetieth Psalm…Psalm 90. We are taking a break for this Lord's Day evening from our study in the book of Nehemiah. This is the last Sunday evening service of 2008, and I thought it might be useful for us to contemplate...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

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...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

December 28, 2008

Luke 1:39-45

“Communion in God's Providence”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter one, as we continue our way through this Gospel. The text of the beautiful song that was just sung is not only appropriate for the end of the year, it's appropriate for the passage we're...

Luke

I'd invite you to turn with me to chapter one, as we continue to work our way through the Book of Luke. We’re in the passage which is known as the annunciation; that is, where the angel Gabriel comes to announce to the Virgin Mary God's purposes. It is a well-known passage to us.

Luke is of course pointing to the greatness of Jesus in all...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “What Child is This”

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 with “Hymns of the Faith”...

Christmas Series

Sermon on Dec 21, 2008

Luke 1:26-38

I'd invite you to turn with me to chapter one, as we continue to work our way through the Book of Luke. We’re in the passage which is known as the annunciation; that is, where the angel Gabriel comes to announce to the Virgin Mary God's purposes. It is a well-known passage to us.

Luke is of course pointing to the greatness of Jesus in all...

Christmas Series: Christmas Viewed from Afar

Sermon on Dec 17, 2008

Genesis 3:8-19

Wednesday Evening

December 17, 2008

Genesis 3:8-19

“Christmas from Afar”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Genesis 3. We’re not going to read the whole chapter, but we're going to read what constitutes the First Lesson of the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols service. This will be the opening Lesson, I suspect, on Sunday evening, as we have done for many, many...

Nehemiah

The Lord's Day Evening December 14, 2008

Nehemiah 8:9-12 “Joy and Strength” Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now tonight we come to Nehemiah 8, and we're going to read together just four verses of text, verses 9-12. Before we do that, let's look to God once again in prayer. Let's all pray.

Lord our God, we bow in Your presence acknowledging You to be the author and giver...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning December 14, 2008

Luke 1:5-25 “Scared Stiff by an Angel, Struck Dumb by Unbelief”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter one, as we continue to work our way through the Gospel of Luke and as we give attention to the things that led up to the Christmas story.

Today...

Sermon on Dec 7, 2008

John 13:15-17

The Lord's Day Evening

December 7, 2008

Ordination and Installation of Elders and Deacons

John 13:15-16

“Called to Serve: Not so much a promotion;

Rather, an opportunity to be humble”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please open your Bibles to John's Gospel, chapter 13, and we're going to read verses 15 and 16. [And, yes…the children were to be dismissed during the singing of that [laughter],...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

December 7, 2008

Luke 1:1-7

“Gospel Beginnings”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Gospel of Luke, chapter one. We begin today a study through this great Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. I was on the phone on Wednesday in a conference call in which John MacArthur was participating, and he...

Psalms Book 4

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 106. Today we come to the end of our study of the Fourth Book of the Psalms, the Psalms that run from Psalm 90 to Psalm 106, and we come to a great long Psalm which majors on repentance. Lord willing, we will be together in the Gospel of Luke next Sunday morning...

Nehemiah

The Lord's Day Evening

November 30, 2008

Nehemiah 8:1-8

“Reading the Bible for a Very Long Time!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me if you would once again to the book of Nehemiah, and we come tonight to chapter 8. In the reading tonight you will observe in a moment that it describes an occasion in which the Scriptures are read, but...

Psalms Book 4

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.” So whereas Psalm 103 focuses our attention on God's tenderness and compassion as it's revealed in His grace, especially the grace of forgiveness, Psalm 104 focuses us on the greatness of God especially as it is revealed in His creation and in His providence over creation, the way He provides for His creation — not only man, but even the animals.

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Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory”

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...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “O Word of God Incarnate”

(John 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 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...

Nehemiah

Sermon on Nov 16, 2008

Nehemiah 7:5-73

The Lord's Day Evening

November 2, 2008

Nehemiah 7:5-73

”O No! More Names”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now, I was explaining to our missionary guests tonight that he had come on the night when I had a clunker of a text. I knew this chapter was coming, of course, a long time ago. And worse than that, in some ways, we've read this list of names before,...

Psalms Book 4

I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 105 as we continue our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms. This psalm is another in a train of psalms of praise. It's a long psalm, but it's outlined fairly simply. The first six verses contain a call to praise God for His wondrous works for His chosen people, and nine different verbs will be used to...

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