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Resources from 2012

March

Now the traditional way of understanding this passage is that Jesus basically took them through a kind of a proof-texting of the Old Testament where He showed them the verses that prophesied about His coming. This approach to understanding the Bible this way is often called the crimson thread of Scripture. It comes from that story about Rahab, the harlot, who was to hang a crimson thread in...

December

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 29, 2012

[“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”] Keep your hymnals out because I want you to look at the bottom of the page of the hymn you just sang because that hymn, I was going to say that is has the trifecta but it has the double-trifecta. Let me tell you what I mean by that. Not only is that hymn based upon a rich Biblical meditation on the passion...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 29, 2012

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 110. Today, this morning and tonight, we're bringing to a conclusion our series this December in, “An Ancient Christmas,” where we've studied the coming of Jesus in the Old Testament. We've looked at prophecies that have stretched back to the very beginning of human history in Genesis 3 in the promise of a seed...

Sermon on Dec 23, 2012

Ephesians 5:2

Christmas Eve Family Carol Service

December 24, 2012

“Why Did Jesus Come at Christmas Time?”

Ephesians 5:2

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians chapter 5 verse 2, if you don't, there are pew Bibles in front of you and I'd invite you to...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 22, 2012

Micah 5:1-5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Micah chapter 5, and we're going to look at verses 1 to 5 together tonight, as we continue in our series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” Before we read this passage together, I want to tell you just a little bit about Micah and his ministry. Micah is known...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ezekiel chapter 34 as we continue working our way through this series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” In the year 597 BC, Ezekiel was called to the ministry by a river in Babylon with a vision of the glory of God. Ezekiel as a teenager would perhaps have heard...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah 42, as we continue our series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” You will have perhaps noticed a pattern in the messages from the Old Testament, a pattern of problem, promise, and provision. We see that, for instance, as we looked at the very first in this series, the...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 8, 2012

Isaiah 9:1-7

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah chapter 9. We’re going to give special attention to verses 6 and 7, but I want to read Isaiah 9:1-7 so that you have an appreciation of the context. Last Sunday morning we began our series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament,” by looking at the story of Adam...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah chapter 10. We’re going to read a section that runs from Isaiah 10:33 all the way to 12:6. We’re looking tonight in our series called, “An Ancient Christmas,” at a passage, especially Isaiah 11:1-10, which speaks of the prophecy of a branch. Now this branch prophecy is an important Messianic prophecy in the Old...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 3. We’re beginning this morning our month-long December series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” And just as David said as he was reading Jeremiah 7 this morning that those who do not know their need and their brokenness are not in a position to adequately rejoice at the...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

If you have Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah chapter 7. We’re going to read the whole chapter tonight so that you have the context of the very famous verse, Isaiah 7:14, in mind as we explain it. This is the second of our series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” And this prophecy dates from more than six...

November

The Lord's Day Evening

November 25, 2012

“On Christian Freedom”

Romans 14:13-23

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Now let me go ahead and tell you something. Tonight's message is really a one-point message. Now there will be four steps in that one-point message but it's really a one-point message! And I can sum up that one-point message in the final line...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2012

“Our Concern, Desire, Purpose, and Fruit”

Romans 15:22-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15. We’ll be looking at verses 22 to 29 today. Last Lord's Day Evening, we looked at Romans 13 verses 1 to 7 and thought about what the Christian response ought...

Romans

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2012

“Our Concern, Desire, Purpose, and Fruit”

Romans 15:22-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15. We’ll be looking at verses 22 to 29 today. Last Lord's Day Evening, we looked at Romans 13 verses 1...

Romans

Now let me go ahead and tell you something. Tonight's message is really a one-point message. Now there will be four steps in that one-point message but it's really a one-point message! And I can sum up that one-point message in the final line of the little song that we're going to sing at the end of the service. “Christ-bought freedom. Grace-wrought holiness.” And here's the one-point message...

Sermon on Nov 18, 2012

Romans 13:1-7

The Lord's Day Evening

November 18, 2012

“A Christian Response to the 2012 Elections”

Romans 13:1-7

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

One of my interns pointed out to me that four of the sermons in the Romans series had, for one reason or another, not been recorded, so we had an entire series of messages covering...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

November 18, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Double Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the second letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 3, and we're going to be looking at the final three verses of this letter. We've come to the end of our...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

November 18, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Double Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the second letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 3, and we're going to be looking at the final three verses of this letter. We've come to the end of our...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

November 11, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Working Night and Day”

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 3, verses 6 to 15. You’ll see, if you’re using the pew Bible, a page number for that passage, as we continue our way...

Sermon on Nov 10, 2012

The Lord's Day Evening

November 11, 2012

“Leaving a Legacy, Building a Dynasty

2 Timothy 1

The Reverend Mr. Paul Levy, Sr.

(Mr. Ralph Kelly) Tonight we have a guest preacher with us and I know that the standards are high around here so I decided what we needed was a Welshman who was married to an Irish lady that loves the Lord Jesus, to come preach to...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

November 11, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Working Night and Day”

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 3, verses 6 to 15. You’ll see, if you’re using the pew Bible, a page number for that passage, as we continue our way...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 4, 2012

“Happy Giving: Because You Want To”

2 Corinthians 9:5-7

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Corinthians chapters 8 and 9. The stewardship committee has chosen 2 Corinthians 9 verse 7 as our theme verse this year: “Each one must give as he has decided in his...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Psalm 150. Sixteen years and two months ago, on September 1, 1996, I preached my first Sunday evening sermon as the minister of First Presbyterian Church on Psalm 1. Sixteen years and two months later, here we are at Psalm 150! Now if I had preached it all the way through, we could have...

October

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 28, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Pauline Prayer Request”

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

A very appropriate hymn for this Lord's Day. Four hundred and ninety-five years ago on Wednesday, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five points of debate on the church door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany, and sparked the Protestant Reformation. Five...

Psalms Book 5

Sermon on Oct 27, 2012

Psalm 149:1-9

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 149 as we continue towards the end of the Psalter and as we continue through this series of praise psalms that began with 146. It's entirely possible that this psalm flows out of the final verse of the psalm that we looked at last Lord's Day Evening, Psalm 148 verse 14. “He has raised...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 28, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Pauline Prayer Request”

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

A very appropriate hymn for this Lord's Day. Four hundred and ninety-five years ago on Wednesday, Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five points of debate on the church door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany, and sparked the Protestant Reformation. Five...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 148. This psalm is one of five nature psalms that you find in the Psalter. It is a psalm that, like the other nature poems, handles its material in such a way to reflect all praise to God. So instead of nature worship, it is a call for nature to worship God. Instead of...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 21, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Early Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, if you’ll look with me at the last two verses in that chapter. You will notice immediately it's just one sentence; these two verses comprise...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 21, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Early Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, if you’ll look with me at the last two verses in that chapter. You will notice immediately it's just one sentence; these two verses comprise...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 14, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Saved through Sanctification”

2 Thessalonians 2:13-15

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 13 to 15 together today. In the Christian life, there are certain truths that we need to...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 14, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Saved through Sanctification”

2 Thessalonians 2:13-15

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 13 to 15 together today. In the Christian life, there are certain truths that we need to...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 147. We’re coming close to the end, not just to the fifth book of the Psalter but of the entire Psalter, and you can feel, in these final psalms, that the arranger is building to a crescendo of praise to God. This psalm, like many other praise psalms, begins and ends with an exhortation...

Sermon on Oct 6, 2012

The Lord's Day Morning

October 7, 2012

“Am I a Soldier of the Cross? A Message of Hope for Weary Warriors”

Psalm 27

The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Milton

The Bible says in Psalm 84 that “my soul longs, yes faints, for the courts of the Lord.” My heart is so moved by sitting right there and hearing...

September

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 146, the first of the final hallelujahs of the Psalter. These psalms supply us with the substance of the praise that we will be giving to God forever. In that day, when we stand before Him for the first time to begin never-ending worship, none of us will say, “Lord, I wish the preacher...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 30, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: The Man of Lawlessness”

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 1 to 12. And as we said before the service, this is one of those passages...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 30, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: The Man of Lawlessness”

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 1 to 12. And as we said before the service, this is one of those passages...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 23, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: What We Pray for You”

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 1 verses 11 and 12. The apostle Paul often fills his letters with prayers that he prays for the congregation that he's writing,...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 145. As you turn there, I would mention that this is the last of the psalms of David. We've gotten to that point in the Psalter. And it's an acrostic psalm, like seven others that we find in the Psalter. That is, each of its stanzas begins with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 23, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: What We Pray for You”

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 1 verses 11 and 12. The apostle Paul often fills his letters with prayers that he prays for the congregation that he's writing,...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 16, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: You? Worthy of the Kingdom of God?”

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 5 to 10. This is a passage about persecution and it's the passage...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles with you, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 144. This psalm draws on phrases and words and ideas found in a number of other psalms, at least four, but puts them together in a unique way. It's a royal psalm; a psalm of David. It's a psalm for he and his successor kings lifted up in petition to the Lord...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 16, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: You? Worthy of the Kingdom of God?”

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 5 to 10. This is a passage about persecution and it's the passage...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 9, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: What We’re Thankful For”

2 Thessalonians 1:3-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’ll be looking at verses 3 and 4 today as we continue our way through Paul's letter. Last week we looked at Paul's...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles now, turn with me to Psalm 143. Psalm 143 is the last of what the church has called, for hundreds of years, the penitential psalms. There are seven of those psalms that have been grouped together and called penitential, meaning that when you read the psalm you find a prominent theme of self-confessed guilt. The psalmist realizes he's guilty and that he deserves...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 9, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: What We’re Thankful For”

2 Thessalonians 1:3-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’ll be looking at verses 3 and 4 today as we continue our way through Paul's letter. Last week we looked at Paul's...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 142. This psalm is a companion of Psalm 57 and it's very similar to psalms 140 and 141 where we find a faithful person praying for protection from persecutors. Now this psalm is what is called a complaint or an individual lament, which means that it is a poem about a distressing situation which...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 2, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: More than Hello”

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you’ll turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Thessalonians, we’ll begin together a new series. We've been working together through 1 Thessalonians for a number of months and we concluded that study last Lord's Day, and so today we...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 2, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: More than Hello”

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you’ll turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Thessalonians, we’ll begin together a new series. We've been working together through 1 Thessalonians for a number of months and we concluded that study last Lord's Day, and so today we...

August

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 141. Jesus taught us to pray, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” or, “the evil one,” and David's prayer in this psalm anticipates and maybe even prefigures obedience to that command of Jesus to pray, “Lead us not into temptation.” Last week, when we were looking at Psalm 140, we...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 26, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Parting Request, Greeting, Charge, and Blessing”

1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. As we come to the end of this letter, we've studied it all along under the rubric of “Living Life...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 26, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Parting Request, Greeting, Charge, and Blessing”

1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. As we come to the end of this letter, we've studied it all along under the rubric of “Living Life...

Sermon on Aug 21, 2012

Covenant Theology

August 22, 2012

2012 Convocation

Reformed Theological Seminary

Jackson, Mississippi

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

It's a joy to be with you, friends. This is a formal academic occasion and perhaps calls for a more formal academic address. My address will be somewhere between an academic address and preaching; I will be unable to resist drifting into preaching as we tackle this subject. I...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 140. We’re with David and in trouble again. In this psalm, and it's a lament, David is lamenting a specific situation or set of situations in which he finds himself. There are men who have evil in their hearts, who intend malice towards him, who are slandering him, who are endangering him, and he's...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 19, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Benediction for Sanctification”

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. We’re going to be looking at verses 23 and 24 together. You may want to look back at verse 22 because it will help...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 19, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Benediction for Sanctification”

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. We’re going to be looking at verses 23 and 24 together. You may want to look back at verse 22 because it will help...

The Lord's Day Evening

August 12, 2012

“Pastors and People”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I'd invite the rest of you to turn with me in your Bibles to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. As we were looking at this passage a couple of weeks ago, I knew that this is exactly where I wanted to come again for this service and so I...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 12, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Timely Incitement”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. We’ll begin at verse 16 as we continue our way through this short letter, perhaps the first of the New Testament, the first of...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 12, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Timely Incitement”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. We’ll begin at verse 16 as we continue our way through this short letter, perhaps the first of the New Testament, the first of...

Psalms Book 5

Turn in your Bibles if you have them, with me, to Psalm 139. I too have been looking forward to this psalm but also in some sense dreading it. It's hard to live up to Psalm 139. It's so exalted; it's very precious in our hearts. We just had a funeral here this last week and one of the verses out of this psalm was the family verse...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 5, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Pastor's Exhortations”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-15

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. We’re going to be looking at four brief verses today, from verse 12 to 15, of this passage. John Stott, in his wonderful commentary...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 5, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Pastor's Exhortations”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-15

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. We’re going to be looking at four brief verses today, from verse 12 to 15, of this passage. John Stott, in his wonderful commentary...

July

Sermon on Jul 28, 2012

John 12:1-8

The Lord's Day Morning

July 29, 2012

“Greater than Our Sin, Greater than Our Deeds; So Great is Jesus”

John 12:1-8

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

If you would, this morning, open with me in your Bibles to John chapter 12. If you’re reading along in your pew Bibles, you’ll find that on page 898. This morning, in John chapter 12, we're going to be looking at...

Sermon on Jul 28, 2012

1 John 2:28-3:10

The Lord's Day Evening

July 29, 2012

“Obviously Children”

1 John 2:28-3:10

The Reverend Mr. William F. Joseph III

If you have your Bible, turn with me to 1 John chapter 2 and then let me confess very quickly that one of my favorite times of year is BibleSchool. Now I know that if you ask some of your children what Mr. Joseph does during Bible School you’ll...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 22, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Thief in the Night”

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 as we continue our way through this letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there, let me remind you that at...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 22, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Thief in the Night”

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 as we continue our way through this letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there, let me remind you that at...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 138. As you’re turning there, allow yourself to look at the headings of the next several psalms. In fact, if you’d look at the headings of the psalms from 138 all the way to 145. Tonight we are beginning a group of eight psalms, all of which are attributed to David. These are the...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 15, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Reason for Hope”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. We’re going to begin in verse 13 today. In this passage, Paul is speaking about the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ....

Psalms Book 5

Sermon on Jul 14, 2012

Psalm 137:1-9

Psalm 137 is not for the faint of heart. It's a sobering lament and it's a song of resolve and it's a song of curse. It's set in the context of I think what is fair to say the most traumatic event that the Old Testament church ever experienced. The exile to Babylon simply sucked the air out of the life of the Old Testament people of God...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 15, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Reason for Hope”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. We’re going to begin in verse 13 today. In this passage, Paul is speaking about the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ....

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 136. As you turn there you’ll notice how many phrases and how many similarities there are between this psalm and the psalm that we studied last Lord's Day Evening, Psalm 135. There are a few items I want to draw to your attention, some of them that you will see in the psalm itself...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 8, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Call to Brotherly Love and Neighborly Witness”

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 9. You remember last Lord's Day the apostle Paul gave us a sober but timely word about sexual...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 8, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Call to Brotherly Love and Neighborly Witness”

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 9. You remember last Lord's Day the apostle Paul gave us a sober but timely word about sexual...

June

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn in them with me to Psalm 135 as we continue to make our way through the fifth book of the Psalms. Every verse of this psalm either echoes or quotes or is quoted by some other part of Scripture. The psalmist himself rummages through the inspired Scriptures of the Old Testament and pulls together themes out of the...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 1, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Call to Sexual Purity”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. We’re going to be looking at verses 3 to 8. A number of years ago when Phil Ryken was beginning to write...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 1, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Call to Sexual Purity”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. We’re going to be looking at verses 3 to 8. A number of years ago when Phil Ryken was beginning to write...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 24, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Call to Christian Living”

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. We’re going to be looking at the first two verses of this chapter. As we've worked through this letter together we've said...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 24, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Call to Christian Living”

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. We’re going to be looking at the first two verses of this chapter. As we've worked through this letter together we've said...

Psalms Book 5

Sermon on Jun 23, 2012

Psalm 134:1-3

And so with that, let me get you to turn in your Bibles to Psalm 134. We've come all the way from Kedar and Meshech to MountZion. You know, we've been working our way from Psalm 120 here to Psalm 138 in the Psalms of Ascents and the pilgrims have made their way all the way to Jerusalem and we're now coming to the final of the Songs...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 17, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Good Report of Faith and Love”

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 3 as we continue our way through this the first letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there to 1...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 17, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Good Report of Faith and Love”

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 3 as we continue our way through this the first letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there to 1...

Sermon on Jun 16, 2012

The Lord's Day Evening

June 17, 2012

“Gospel-Shaped Relationships”

Philemon

The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey

We turn our attention this evening to Paul's letter to his friend of Philemon. Before we do so, let's go to the Lord in prayer.

Father, we need to hear from You. We are insufficient of ourselves. We are dust, and You have made abundant provision because You have spoken to us....

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 10, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Pastor Who Loves His People”

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 2. We’re going to read to the end of that chapter and then into the first few verses of 1 Thessalonians chapter...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 10, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Pastor Who Loves His People”

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 2. We’re going to read to the end of that chapter and then into the first few verses of 1 Thessalonians chapter...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 133. Psalm 133 has been sung at Presbyterian General Assembly for probably close to five hundred years now and if you've ever been to a Presbyterian General Assembly you’ll know why it needs to be sung there because unity is not something that Presbyterians are known for at their General Assembly. It used to...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 132 as we continue our way not only through the fifth book of the Psalms but through the songs of ascent. This psalm recalls several themes together in one compass. First of all, it recalls David's desire to build a temple for the Lord and that takes you back to 2 Samuel 7. You...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 3, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Word at Work in You”

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 13 to 16 today as we continue our way through this, perhaps, the first...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 3, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Word at Work in You”

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 13 to 16 today as we continue our way through this, perhaps, the first...

May

Sermon on May 26, 2012

Mark 8:11-21

The Lord's Day Evening

May 27, 2012

“Don't Miss It”

Mark 8:11-21

The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey

Before we read God's Word, let's go to Him in prayer.

Father, we thank You that You have spoken and You've spoken in a language that we understand. You've spoken about life; You've spoken about faith and sin. You've spoken about death and resurrection; You've spoken with authority about all...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

May 27, 2012

“Living in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Gospel Attested by Conduct”

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn to Paul's letter to the Thessalonians, the first letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 2, and we're going to be looking at verses 1 to 12 this morning. I want to...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

May 27, 2012

“Living in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Gospel Attested by Conduct”

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn to Paul's letter to the Thessalonians, the first letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 2, and we're going to be looking at verses 1 to 12 this morning. I want to...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

May 20, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Turn to God from Idols”

1 Thessalonians 1:7-10

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 7 to 10 today but I want to pick up reading in verse 6...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

May 20, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Turn to God from Idols”

1 Thessalonians 1:7-10

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 7 to 10 today but I want to pick up reading in verse 6...

Psalms Book 5

Sermon on May 19, 2012

Psalm 131:1-3

If you’d take your Bibles in hand and turn with me to Psalm 131, we're continuing our way through the fifth book of the Psalms together. And as we're working through the fifth book of the Psalms, we are also working through the psalms of ascents, those songs that were sung by the pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem during the great, holy festivals. And this psalm is...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

May 13, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Gospel with Power”

1 Thessalonians 1:4-6

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 4 to 6 together this morning as we continue our way through this wonderful letter of...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

May 13, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Gospel with Power”

1 Thessalonians 1:4-6

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 4 to 6 together this morning as we continue our way through this wonderful letter of...

Psalms Book 5

Sermon on May 12, 2012

Psalm 130:1-8

It's hard to sing that song and not go on to the fifth stanza where the resolution comes, but we’ll be able to sing that, God willing, at the end of the service tonight. I love Luther's rendition of Psalm 130. You can sense his own investment in the truth of this psalm even in the way he paraphrases it, in the way that he roots it in...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

May 6, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Reason to be Thankful”

1 Thessalonians 1:1-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at the first four verses together today as we begin a journey in this wonderful letter.

Do...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

May 6, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Reason to be Thankful”

1 Thessalonians 1:1-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at the first four verses together today as we begin a journey in this wonderful letter.

Do...

Sermon on May 5, 2012

The Lord's Day Evening

May 6, 2012

“There is no God in All the Earth but in Israel”

2 Kings 5

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

Tonight we come to 2 Kings 5 as we're looking at the Scriptures. We’re going to be looking at the story in 2 Kings 5 which is found on pages 311 and 312 of your pew Bibles. We’re going to be...

April

The Lord's Day Morning

April 29, 2012

“The Stones Cry Out: Sir, We Would See Jesus”

John 12:20-26

The Reverend Mr. Claude E. McRoberts III

Please turn in your Bibles to the gospel of John, chapter 12. You’ll find this on page 899 in the pew Bible so you are without excuse. If you don't have your own copy, then if you would, please reach for one in...

The Lord's Day Evening

April 29, 2012

“God's Word Proclaimed: The Beauty of Zion”

Isaiah 2:2-5

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

We’re going to come to Isaiah 2. Over the course of the last month we've been celebrating our 175th anniversary as a church and as we come to the close of this month, we're certainly still going to be looking in the coming weeks at...

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

April 25, 2012

“The Shape of Pastoral Ministry at First Presbyterian Church”

The Reverend Dr. Sean Lucas

Well good evening. It's a great pleasure once again to be with you all. I was going to mention once again some of those connections between Dr. Hutton and William McIntosh who was the long-serving pastor at First Pres. Hattiesburg. We actually are celebrating our 130th...

Sermon on Apr 21, 2012

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175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Evening

April 22, 2012

“175 and Counting: The Providence of God”

Acts 27

The Reverend Dr. William K. Wymond

Some years ago, I was visiting a great aunt of mine and she told me that she had something special for me, something from family history that she wanted to give me. So she left the room and came back with this old fashioned, metal lockbox....

Sermon on Apr 17, 2012

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

April 18, 2012

A Major Point From A Minor Prophet

The Reverend Dr. John Blanchard

I've had the privilege over the years of preaching in considerably over five hundred churches on this side of the pond but there is none which I hold in greater esteem or to which I count it a greater privilege to return than here at First Presbyterian in Jackson,...

The Lord's Day Evening

April 15, 2012

“A Faithful Partner in the Gospel”

Philippians 1:3-6

The Reverend Mr. Michael A. Campbell

Good evening everyone. It is so good to be here tonight and to have the privilege of opening God's Word with you. It's always a special honor and privilege for me to preach in this pulpit, and tonight...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

April 15, 2012

“175 and Counting: The Disputed Gospel”

Romans 5:8

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 5, and especially verse 8, although I'd like you to look from verse 6 to 10. We’re going to pick up three other phrases right around Romans 5:8 to help us...

Sermon on Apr 7, 2012

The Lord's Day Evening

April 8, 2012

“Looking Forward, Looking Upward”

Luke 24

The Reverend Dr. James M. Baird

(Dr. Duncan) It's our joy tonight to hear the Word of God from the former shepherd of this congregation, the senior minister, James M. Baird, one of the founding fathers of our denomination, beloved to us. Thank you, Jim, for being with us on this anniversary Sunday.

(Dr. Baird)...

175 and Counting

Sermon on Apr 7, 2012

The Lord's Day Morning

April 8, 2012

“175 and Counting: In Defense of the Resurrection”

1 Corinthians 15:1-26

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Corinthians chapter 15. We’re going to read verses 1 to 26 today. I was thinking as we sang the first hymn this morning that, that hymn was a sermon...

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

April 4, 2012

The Reverend Mr. Sean Lucas

I've titled this talk, “Blessed Zion — Lessons from the History of First Pres. Jackson,” and that's because the story of First Pres. Jackson is one of God's grace, preserving and growing a congregation in a small frontier town, which is what Jackson was in the 1830's, into one of the leading churches of evangelical Presbyterianism....

175 and Counting

Sermon on Mar 31, 2012

Genesis 50:20

The Lord's Day Morning

April 1, 2012

“175 and Counting: God, Suffering and Evil”

Genesis 50:20

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis chapter 50 verse 20. We’re going to be looking at four passages this morning, one in Genesis 3, the one here in Genesis 50, then one in Acts chapter 2, and...

The Lord's Day Evening

April 1, 2012

“Remembering All the Way”

Deuteronomy 8:2; 2 Timothy 1:1-12

The Reverend Mr. Brister H. Ware

Could we pray?

Lord, we thank Thee for a hundred and seventy-five years, this church. So many other churches, Lord, go on; they’re closed. We thank Thee, Father, for strengthening this church. And we give Thee praise and glory and pray that we might honor Thee...

The Lord's Day Evening

April 1, 2012

“Remembering All the Way”

Deuteronomy 8:2; 2 Timothy 1:1-12

The Reverend Mr. Brister H. Ware

Could we pray?

Lord, we thank Thee for a hundred and seventy-five years, this church. So many other churches, Lord, go on; they’re closed. We thank Thee, Father, for strengthening this church. And we give Thee praise and glory and pray that we might honor Thee...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

March 25, 2012

“175 and Counting: Marriage, it relates to Christ and the Church”

Ephesians 5:22-33

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

If you would, turn with me in your...

175 and Counting

Sermon on Mar 17, 2012

Acts 4:12

The Lord's Day Morning

March 18, 2012

“175 and Counting: No Other Name”

Acts 4:12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to open them with me to Acts chapter 4 verse 12, although we're also going to look back at verse 11 because it's very important for the topic that we're going to be looking at today. We've been...

Psalms Book 5

Sermon on Mar 17, 2012

Psalm 129:1-8

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 129 as we continue our way through these songs of ascents which are part of the fifth book of the Psalms. We began with the first of the songs in the fifth book of the Psalter, Psalm 107, and God willing we will continue all the way through to the one hundred fiftieth and...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

March 11, 2012

“175 and Counting: The Bible Tells Me So”

2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to open them with me to Psalm 128 and as you do, glance up to Psalm 127, the last of the psalms of ascents that we were in, in this study of the fifth book of the Psalms. And you’ll notice especially from verses 3 to 5 themes there that reappear here in Psalm 128. We’re reminded that “children are...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

March 4, 2012

“175 and Counting: What's at Stake in the Beginning?”

Genesis 1:1

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis chapter 1. We’re going to give our attention today to one particular verse and the truths that we learn from it. Genesis 1:1. It provides such an important foundation...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 127 as we continue to make our way through the fifth book of the Psalms, the final section of the Psalms that begins with 107 and specifically through the Psalms of Ascents that we have been looking at for the last couple of weeks together on the Lord's Day Evening. We are in Psalm...

February

The Lord's Day Evening

February 26, 2012

“The Withered Fig Tree: A Teachable Moment”

Mark 11:12-14, 20-25

The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey

Let me ask you to open your Bible to Mark chapter 11. We’ll give attention to a visual parable tonight. We are accustomed to hearing Jesus teach in parables. Tonight we watch as He takes an object lesson as He takes a fig tree that...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

February 26, 2012

“175 and Counting: Shaped by the Promises of God”

Proverbs 3:1-12

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

This April will mark this church's 175th anniversary. Now last week, if you were here for the early service, you would have noticed that we didn't have power. By the second service you had power, but there was a poll across the street...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

February 19, 2012

“175 and Counting: Built on the Rock”

Matthew 7:21-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 7 as we begin a series on Biblical themes called, “175 and Counting.” I want us to look especially at Jesus’ word in Matthew 7:24, but if you have your...

Psalms Book 5

Sermon on Feb 18, 2012

Psalm 126:1-6

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Psalm 126 as we continue our way through the fifth book of the Psalms together. And as you’re turning there, to Psalm 126, I want to make a lost and found announcement. When Barbara Porter sat down tonight, there was an ancient Bible sitting on this front pew. It's inscribed 1854, affectionately to someone...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, please turn with me to Psalm 125 as we continue our way through the fifth book of the Psalms. The psalmist again, and we've seen this already several times — look back at Psalm 121. “I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?” And then again in Psalm 123. “To You I lift up my eyes.” As the...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

February 12, 2012

“Carried Up into Heaven”

Luke 24:50-53

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke 24, the last few verses of the gospel of Luke, beginning in verse 50, and we're going to read from verses 50 to 53, as we come to this, the end of our study...

The Lord's Day Evening

February 5, 2012

“Missional about Missions”

Matthew 28:16-20

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Matthew's gospel, chapter 28, a very familiar passage known as the Great Commission, beginning in verse 16 through to the end of the chapter. Before we read these verses together, let's look to the Lord in prayer.

Our Father, we thank...

The Lord's Day Morning

February 5, 2012

Giving That Hurts

2 Corinthians 8:9

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

I want us to think this morning about giving and giving to missions and tonight, even though there's something else that's a distraction today, but tonight at church, at six o’clock, we're going to think about going and the commission of Jesus to go into missions. But this...

January

Sermon on Jan 31, 2012

Luke 10:1-24

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

February 1, 2012

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Well it's a great joy to be back. I've missed you and Rosemary is over there and she's missed you too. And maybe afterwards I hope to get an opportunity to say hello to those of you that I haven't already seen. I bring you the greetings of brothers and sisters at First Pres....

Sermon on Jan 31, 2012

Luke 10:1-24

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

February 1, 2012

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Well it's a great joy to be back. I've missed you and Rosemary is over there and she's missed you too. And maybe afterwards I hope to get an opportunity to say hello to those of you that I haven't already seen. I bring you the greetings of brothers and sisters at First Pres....

Sermon on Jan 28, 2012

The Lord's Day Morning

January 29, 2012

“The Gospel of the Kingdom”

Matthew 24:3-14

The Reverend Dr. Ed Hartman

I'd like to invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 24. This is...

Sermon on Jan 28, 2012

Romans 8:28-39

It is a pleasure again to be before you this evening to explore the depths of God's Word and to revel in the truth that He set before us. This morning we looked at Matthew chapter 24. We talked about the Gospel of the kingdom. We drew one significant conclusion from that verse, Matthew 24:14, and saw the fact that the Gospel is of the kingdom clearly states...

Sermon on Jan 28, 2012

Matthew 24:3-14

The Lord's Day Morning

January 29, 2012

“The Gospel of the Kingdom”

Matthew 24:3-14

The Reverend Dr. Ed Hartman

I'd like to invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 24. This is a portion of what is known as the Olivet Discourse. It's repeated in three of the gospels — Matthew, Mark, and Luke. And Mark's gospel tells us that this is a private conversation not...

Sermon on Jan 28, 2012

Romans 8:28-39

The Lord's Day Evening

January 29, 2012

“When God Gives Up”

Romans 8:28-39

The Reverend Dr. Ed Hartman

It is a pleasure again to be before you this evening to explore the depths of...

Psalms Book 5

Sermon on Jan 21, 2012

Psalm 124:1-8

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 124. In 1582, a Scottish minister named John Durie was imprisoned because of his faithful preaching of the Gospel and when he was released from prison a couple of hundred of his friends and congregants met him at the gates of the prison as they left and they began to walk up the high...

Luke

Sermon on Jan 21, 2012

Luke 24:36-49

The Lord's Day Morning

January 22, 2012

“Jesus Stood Among Them”

Luke 24:36-49

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke 24. We’re going to look at verses 36 to 49 together this morning. The passage begins with the words, “As they were talking about these...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

January 15, 2012

“Did Not Our Hearts Burn within Us?”

Luke 24:13-35

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the gospel of Luke, the twenty-fourth chapter. We have been in the gospel of Luke together since 2009, which is a good argument for coming to Sunday evening worship so you can...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

“Seven Miles with Jesus”

Luke 24:13-27

January 8, 2012

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke chapter 24. We’ll begin today in the thirteenth verse. The story of the disciples walking to their homes in Emmaus is one of the great resurrection stories. Of the eleven resurrection stories, none is...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 123 as we continue through the fifth book of the Psalms together. And specifically right now, since we came to Psalm 120, we are in those Psalms of Ascent which were used by pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem for festival. As we look at Psalm 123, I want you to notice two or...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

January 1, 2012

“Perplexed. Frightened. Incredulous…Marveling!”

Luke 24:1-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the gospel of Luke, the twenty-fourth chapter. Today, on the first Lord's Day of the new year, we come to the last chapter of the gospel of...

Psalms Book 5

Turn with me in your Bibles to Psalm 122. This psalm is well-known to us because I think all, or at least most of us, love it when Bill Wymond and Connie Wadsworth and the choir sing that beautiful excerpt from C. Hubert Parry's, “I was glad when they said unto me, ‘Let us go into the house of the LORD!’” as the choral introit on Sunday mornings...

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