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December

Blog Entry on Dec 16, 2013

One of the reasons my wife and I love First Pres so much is because of the singing. We both studied music at the collegiate level—Sarah actually is a classical piano major and I…well, I tried but then I switched to theology (another story for another time perhaps)! So, being the music lovers that we are, one of the first things we noticed and loved about worship at...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

Well tonight makes, I think, about twenty-four weeks in Psalm 119.  Even though there are only twenty-two sections you’ll remember that one Lord’s Day Evening we read through the entire psalm in one sitting, something that I don’t think I’ve ever heard anywhere else but here at First Presbyterian Church.  And then we did sort of a one message overview of the entire psalm and then for the...

Article on Dec 9, 2013

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Blessed Zion: First Presbyterian Church Jackson, Mississippi 1837-2012
 
By Sean Michael Lucas Afterword by Ligon Duncan
 
The First Presbyterian Church of Jackson was organized on a Saturday afternoon, April 8, 1837 by the Reverend Peter Donan and four others. The organizing meeting was held in "the Old State House," Mississippi’s first capitol, a small two-story structure on the northeast corner...

This coming Lord's Day, we will (DV) bring to a conclusion our study of the book of Hebrews, looking at the glorious benediction and final words in Hebrews 13:20-25. "20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at the final verses of the book together as we come to the end of our exposition.  Over and over again in our study of this book we have said that it is emphasized that Jesus is better - Jesus is better than Moses, better than the...

Blog Entry on Dec 1, 2013

1 Thessalonians 5:25  

25 Brothers, pray for us.

 

2 Corinthians 1:11-12

11 You also must help us by prayer, 

        so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many. 

                  12 For...

November

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

If you have your Bibles, turn with me to Psalm 119 again to verse 161 as we come to the second to the last section of this psalm.  God willing, on the evening of the 15th, we will complete our journey through Psalm 119.  Now if you have Bibles that have headings for each of these sections you have seen an English rendering of the name...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at verse 17 as we return to our study of this book and its last chapter.  If you were going to give a topic heading for Hebrews 13:17-19 it would be, “The Responsibility of the Congregation to Its Spiritual Leaders.”  And I think you could outline it...

Blog Entry on Nov 21, 2013

A Continuation of Ten Principles of Christian Giving:

Very often people ask or wonder "what are the basic biblical principles for Christian giving?" As we seek God's answer to that question and contemplate our own giving to the Lord's Church in response to the clear teaching of His Word, perhaps it would be wise and helpful to review those principles. First, I would encourage you to...

Last Sunday morning I announced that our church is now debt free. This is a cause for thanksgiving to God and for a little explanation. When I arrived as your pastor back in the summer of 1996, you had just completed the Study Center, and we had significant debt on the books in association with that project. We paid that off in a couple of years,...

Sermon on Nov 16, 2013

John 3:16

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to the gospel of John.  We’re taking a break from our series in the book of Hebrews to look at the Gospel - what is the Gospel?  There are wonderful summarizing statements of the Gospel all through the New Testament; there is none more familiar, more beloved, or clearer than this one.  This passage comes in...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119, verses 153 to 160.  And you note, in the very opening words of this portion of Psalm 119 that the psalmist again is dealing with his own affliction and is crying out to God.  How often we encounter this theme in the psalms.  And so we should not be discouraged when we...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at verses 15 and 16 today.  As we have worked our way through the book of Hebrews together, we have seen the theme repeated that we should continue to trust in Jesus.  William Hendriksen says that the exhortation and argument of the whole book can be summarized...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

Well we’re back in Psalm 119.  You may have forgotten; I did!  We were working on the sermon schedule and somebody said - I think it was Sean, he said, “Well Ligon, you need to finish the last four sections of Psalm 119.”  I said, “I’ve already finished Psalm 119.”  He said, “No you haven’t!”  And I looked back and he was right!  I hadn’t finished Psalm 119! ...

Sermon on Nov 2, 2013

Jude 1:17-25

Now let me invite you please to turn with me in your copies of God’s Word to the letter of Jude, the letter of Jude which you will find on page 1027 in the church Bibles, just right before the book of Revelation.  In the book of Jude we’re going to read from verse 17 to the end of the chapter.  Before we do that let’s bow our...

If you have your  Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to the book of Proverbs.  We’re going to take a break this morning from our series in the book of Hebrews to look at the text that has been chosen by the deacon stewardship committee for our theme verse for Commitment Sunday.  Today is the Lord’s Day on which we make our commitments to the support...

October

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13 and look at verse 8.   Our reading is going to be from verses 8 to 14 but go ahead and allow your eyes to scan just a little bit back up the page all the way to verse 1 and notice something.  Before we do the reading, I want you to...

Glory in His Face

Now would you please take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me in them to Matthew’s gospel chapter 25.  Matthew chapter 25. You’ll find our reading on page 830 if you’re using one of the pew Bibles.  Before we read God’s Word together let’s bow our heads and ask for His help in prayer.  Let’s pray.

Your Word, O Lord, is living and active.  It...

It is really a joy to be here.  I count Ligon a dear friend and a mentor in many ways and have just learned much from him and he has given me the gift this week of perhaps his most valuable resource, at least his scarcest, which is his time, so thank you, brother, for the time we could spend.  And to be speaking at RTS and now...

Blog Entry on Oct 21, 2013

Commitment Sunday

Very often people ask or wonder "what are the basic biblical principles for Christian giving?" As we seek God's answer to that question and contemplate our own giving to the Lord's Church in response to the clear teaching of His Word, perhaps it would be wise and helpful to review those principles. First, I would encourage you to read the following passages in the Word of God...

Now would you please take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to the book of Revelation, chapters 4 and 5?  Revelation chapters 4 and 5 which is on page 1030.  And when you have your Bibles open before you, let’s turn to God together as we pray.  Let us all pray.

Our Father, we need now the help of the Holy Spirit to come...

Turn with me now please if you would in your copies of God’s Word to the first epistle of John chapter 1.  1 John chapter 1 on page 1020 in the church Bibles.  Then once you have your Bibles open let’s bow our heads and pray together.

O Lord, would You open our eyes that we might behold marvelous things out of Your Word.  In Jesus’ name,...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Sermon on Oct 12, 2013

Hebrews 13:7

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking today at just verse 7.  This might be called, “Finishing-Well Sunday.”  I was telling the elders just before we came in that by my calculations I’ve been able to have the privilege of serving the Lord’s Supper in this congregation along with them 137 times in the...

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to 2 Timothy chapter 4.  We’re going to look at Paul’s last written words to Timothy.  Now these aren’t Paul’s last words to Timothy because in this very passage we learn that Timothy is going to see Paul again.  But this is the last letter of Paul to his young mentee, Timothy, a man that he...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me again to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at verses 5 and 6.  Now already scanning the congregation, I note a number of people who are here tonight who were not here this morning, so if those who were here this morning will bear with me for just a very brief moment I’ll remind...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Sermon on Oct 5, 2013

Hebrews 13:4

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at the fourth verse today, but before we look at that verse I want to ask you to look back to Hebrews 13:1 and follow your eyes down the page to verse 4 and actually go farther to verse 5 so that you understand the flow of...

September

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews 13.  We’re going to be looking at the first three verses this morning.  As we turn there, I’ll remind you that the last time we were together in this book in Hebrews 12, we were emphasizing the proper motivation for the Christian life - why it is that we do what we do.  Our...

Glory in His Face

Sermon on Sep 28, 2013

Luke 22:63-3:5

Now if you would please, take your Bibles and turn with me to the gospel of Luke, Luke’s gospel, chapter 22.

We’re going to read from verse 63 through 23 verse 5.  This is the Word of Almighty God:

“Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.  They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, ‘Prophesy!  Who is...

Sunday School classes are, in many respects, families within the larger church family.  Classes should be places where people feel they belong and are cared for, where people grow as the Bible is taught, and where people have an opportunity to serve the Kingdom. 

Specifically, the goals of Sunday School include:

 

Growing in our knowledge of the Scriptures

Bible-centered...

Glory in His Face

Sermon on Sep 21, 2013

Acts 1:1-11

Now would you take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to the book of Acts, chapter 1.  Acts chapter 1 - page 909 in the church Bibles. Before we read God’s Word together, let’s bow our heads and turn to the Lord for His help in prayer.  Let us all pray.

Our Father, we pray now that You would give us the help of...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to the book of Hebrews, chapter 12.  We’re coming to the end of this great chapter and it’s been a chapter about the living of the Christian life.  And in the final verses of this passage that we’re going to read together this morning, the emphasis is going to be on our motivation for living the...

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Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 12.  We’ll be looking at verses 12 to 17 this morning.  As we do so, I do want to bring you greeting from your Australian Presbyterian cousins. I’ve enjoyed being with them the last few days in Melbourne and in Sydney, speaking at the Presbyterian Theological College and also speaking at their General...

Glory in His Face

Sermon on Sep 14, 2013

Matthew 28:1-20

Over the last five weeks we have been thinking about the glory of Christ in His person and in His work.  We have considered the glory of the God-Man, the union of deity and humanity in the one person of Christ.  We have considered the glory of our compassionate Savior. Jesus is touched with the feeling of our infirmities, able to sympathize with us in our weaknesses.  We...

Glory in His Face

Sermon on Sep 7, 2013

John 19:16-37

Now if you would please, turn with me in your copies of God’s Word to John’s gospel, chapter 19.  John chapter 19.  We’re going to be reading from the sixteenth verse, halfway through the sixteenth verse, through verse thirty-seven.  You’ll find that on page 905 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  So far in our reflections on the person and work of Christ, we’ve considered the...

Sermon on Sep 7, 2013

Judges 7

Now let me invite you please to turn with me in your copy of God’s Word to the book of Judges, chapter 7 - Judges chapter 7, which you will find if you are using a church Bible on page 206.  Before we read God’s Word together, would you bow your heads with me as we pray together?

Before us, O Lord, is Your holy and inerrant...

Scripture teaches that in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others (Romans 12:5).  Membership in First Presbyterian Church is therefore open to all who profess faith in Jesus Christ and believe the basic teachings of the Christian faith.  One may join upon a profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith or transfer of letter from an evangelical church. 
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August

Glory in His Face

This evening we are continuing in our series called, “Glory in His Face.”  We’re thinking about the person and work of Christ.  And we began by wrestling with the Bible’s teaching about the union of deity and humanity in the one person of Christ.  And then last time, we were thinking together about Christ our compassionate Savior.  This evening, I want to begin to think less about His...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Keep your eyes on Jesus and run the race - that's sort of the motto of the Christian life. And you’ll notice in each of the verses the three directives - lay aside, run, and consider Him. Those are the three directives in each of the three first verses of the chapter and they outline for us three important parts of living the Christian life. Laying aside the...

Glory in His Face

Now last Lord’s Day Evening we began a new series of sermons entitled, “Glory In His Face,” looking at the person and the work of Christ.  And we started by considering the union of deity and humanity in His one person - two distinct natures in the one person of Christ, united in Him forever.  And now tonight, the second glory that I want to consider with you...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 12.В We’re going to be looking at the first three verses this morning and especially on the theme, “Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus.”В This whole passage is about living the Christian life, and I want to say just a couple of things about that by way of introduction.В This passage is not telling...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Sermon on Aug 17, 2013

Hebrews 11:30-40

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 11. We’re going to be looking at verses 30 to 40 this morning as we continue our way through this book and as we continue our way through this great chapter of faith. The author of Hebrews has been explaining to us that the Christian life must be lived by faith. And in...

Glory in His Face

This evening we are beginning a new series of sermons looking at the person and the work of Christ.  The title for the series is, Glory In His Face.  The title comes from Paul’s discussion of the way that the Gospel of Jesus Christ changes us, in 2 Corinthians chapters 3 and 4.  In 2 Corinthians 3:18, Paul says this.  “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Sermon on Aug 10, 2013

Hebrews 11:20-29

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 11 as we continue our way through this great passage about faith. Every once in awhile we hear folks exhorting us to understand the Old Testament from a Christ-centered perspective - and that's good, and that's of course exactly what the author of Hebrews is going to do today, especially in the amazing...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Sermon on Aug 3, 2013

Hebrews 11:8-19

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 11 as we continue our way through this book and through this great chapter on faith. The book of Hebrews, we have said all along, is about the great theme that Jesus is better. And trusting in Jesus means a life of faith, a life in which we base our whole hope on...

July

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Sermon on Jul 27, 2013

Esther 9:1-10:3

Now would you please take your Bibles and turn with me in them to the book of Esther, chapter 9.  Esther chapter 9; we’re going to read chapters 9 and the three verses of chapter 10.  You’ll find that on page 415 in the church Bible.  Would you please read along with us?  Before we do that, would you bow your heads with me as we turn to...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 11.  As you’re doing so, I want you to be sure to look at the last verse of Hebrews 10.  You’ll remember last week, as we looked at Hebrews 10:26-39, we encountered a chilling warning passage, the main point of which is - if you turn your back on Jesus (because the whole...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 10; we’re going to be looking at verse 26 and all the way to the end of the chapter.  This is a hard, sobering, but important passage of Scripture.  You may remember when we looked at Hebrews 6 together that I commented that Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones, the pastor of the Westminster Chapter in...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would turn with me please to the book of Esther chapter 8.  Esther chapter 8; you’ll find that on page 414 in the church Bible.  Before we read God’s Word together let’s bow our heads as we pray.

Our Father, there is not a child of Yours here, howsoever advanced in the Christian life they may be, that can claim that opening Your Word...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now would you please turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Esther, Esther chapter 6?  We are reading from the fourteenth verse through the end of chapter 7.  Esther 6 verse 14 through chapter 7 verse 10.  You’ll find that on page 414 of the church Bible.  Once you have your Bibles open before you, would you bow your heads with me as we pray...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 10.  We’re going to be looking at verses 19 to 25 this morning as we continue our way through this glorious book.  This is one of those turning point passages that you encounter in books of the New Testament.  I know you’re familiar with them in the writings of the apostle Paul, for...

June

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please, turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Esther, chapter 6; Esther chapter 6.  You’ll find that on page 413 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Hear now the Word of Almighty God.  Actually, before we hear God’s Word, would you pray with me?

Father, Your Word is spread before us but we confess how inclined we are...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 10 as we continue our way through this letter. The theme has echoed throughout the book that Jesus is a better Savior. He’s a better priest. He’s a better sacrifice. He’s the better mediator of a better covenant. And especially as we’ve looked at Hebrews 8, 9, and 10, the explanation of why...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Esther chapter 5.  You’ll find that on page 413 if you’re using one of the church Bibles - Esther chapter 5.  Before we read God’s Word will you bow your heads with me as we pray together?

Our Father, we need the help of the Holy Spirit by whose  agency the...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you’ll turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Hebrews, chapter 9, we will return after a one week break - it’s been two weeks since we’ve been in this passage - to the argument of the author of Hebrews.  And I’d invite you, even as you’re turning to Hebrews 9, to look at verses 15 to 28.  Go ahead and allow your eyes to...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Sermon on Jun 15, 2013

Esther 4:1-17

Now if you would please take your own Bibles or turn in one of the church Bibles with me to the book of Esther chapter 4.  You will find that on page 412 and 413 in the church Bible.  Esther chapter 4.  Once you have your Bibles open would you bow your heads with me as we turn to God together in prayer.  Let us all pray.

...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please turn with me to the book of Esther, chapter 2 - Esther chapter 2.  We’re going to be reading from verse 19 to the end of chapter 3.  Before we do that, let me highlight a couple of themes that I want you to be looking out for.  One of the major thematic emphases of the book of Esther really throughout the book...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 9.  We continue to make our way through this epistle together.  The argument has been made already in this book that Jesus is a better High Priest and is a mediator of a better covenant.  One of the ways that the author of Hebrews argues that Jesus is a better priest is to...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 8.  We’re beginning a new section of the book of Hebrews together, but I want to remind you where we’ve been already.  In Hebrews 6:20, the author has reminded us again - he mentioned it twice in chapter 5 but it’s in Hebrews chapter 6 verse 20 - he picks up on the...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would, take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Esther chapter 2.  If you’re using a church Bible, you’ll find that on page 410 and 411.  The title for our series of studies in the book of Esther is Sudden Reversals.  If you were with us last Lord’s Day Evening in chapter 1, you would have seen one such sudden reversal...

May

The Lord's Day Morning

May 26, 2013

“The Inscrutable Glory of Grace” Romans 11:33-12:2

The Reverend Mr. David T. A. Strain

Would you turn with me please in your Bibles to Paul's letter to the Romans, chapter 11?В Romans chapter 11.В We’re going to read verses 33 through verse 2 of chapter 12.В If you’re using one of the church Bibles you’ll find that on page 947.В While...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

If you would please now take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Esther chapter 1.  If you’re using one of the church Bibles you will find that on page 410.  Esther chapter 1.  Before we turn our attention to the reading of God’s Word, let’s join our hearts together as we pray.  Let us all pray.

Our Father, we come to You this...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

May 19, 2013

Better “The Guarantee of a Better Covenant” Hebrews 7:11-28

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 7 as we continue to work our way through this book together.В I'd remind you, we're going to be looking at verses 11 to 28 today, but I'd remind you...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

May 12, 2013

Better “Jesus and Melchizedek” Hebrews 7:1-10

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 7.В We’re going to be looking at verses 1 to 10 this morning as we continue to make our way through this great letter.В As you’re turning there, make sure and allow your...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

May 12, 2013

Not by Bread Alone “My Flesh Trembles for Fear of You” Psalm 119:113-120

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119.В We’re going to be looking at the stanza that runs from verses 113 to 120 tonight. And even though the word is...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

May 5, 2013

Better “Promise + Oath = Hope” Hebrews 6:13-20

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd ask you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 6 as we continue our way through this book together.В We’re going to be looking at verses 13 to 20 today.В If you remember, last week we were looking at Hebrews...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

May 5, 2013

Not by Bread Alone “Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet” Psalm 119:105-112

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119 again and we’ll be looking at verses 105 to 112. The psalmist is meditation on the Word of God, not simply...

April

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

April 28, 2013

Not by Bread Alone “How I Love Your Law” Psalm 119:97-104

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re going to look at verse 97 through 104 tonight as we continue in our series, Not by Bread Alone. This section of Psalm 119 contains one...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

April 28, 2013

Better “Falling Away?” Hebrews 6:4-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 6 as we continue our way through this letter. And as you know, this is one of the great warning passages of Hebrews 6. Hebrews 6 verses 4 to 8, and then again that...

Sermon on Apr 20, 2013

The Lord's Day Evening

April 21, 2013

“Daily Living in Light of God's Grace” 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

The Reverend Mr. William F. Joseph III

If you would, open your Bible to 2 Corinthians chapter 12. We’ll be looking at verses 1 through 10. As we come to this passage, I'd like to tell you a little story about my third week here at First Presbyterian Church and this...

Sermon on Apr 20, 2013

John 5:1-17

The Lord's Day Morning

April 21, 2013

“Do You Want to Be Healed?” John 5:1-15

The Reverend Mr. Ralph S. Kelley

If you would open your Bibles to the gospel of John, the fifth chapter of the gospel of John. As you’re turning there I just want to make you aware of one text issue that we have in our passage this morning. If you have a King...

Sermon on Apr 13, 2013

John 11:1-15

The Lord's Day Evening

April 14, 2013

“When Jesus Waits” John 11:1-57

The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey

Father, how we thank You for Your Word. It is rich, it is true, it is sweetness to our souls. Now Father, let us lay aside everything else. We have nothing better to do than sit at Your feet and hear from You and learn of You. We would ask...

Sermon on Apr 13, 2013

Colossians 3:1-5

The Lord's Day Morning

April 14, 2013

“Raised with Christ” Colossians 3:1-5

The Reverend Mr. Ralph S. Kelley

If you would, open your Bibles to Colossians, Colossians chapter 3. We’re taking a break from our study in Hebrews while Dr. Duncan is away and when he returns we’ll pick up that study again. Today we're going to give our attention to Colossians chapter 3. Before we read it...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

April 7, 2013

Not By Bread Alone “Forever Settled in the Heavens” Psalm 119:89-96

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re going to be looking at verses 89 to 96 tonight. And I would remind you, that as we looked at Psalm 119 verses...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

April 7, 2013

Better “It's Hard to Explain” Hebrews 5:11-6:3

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 5. We’re going to be looking at verses 11 to the end of the chapter and then we're going to pick up in chapter 6 verse 1 and read to verse 3...

March

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

March 31, 2013

Not by Bread Alone “My Soul Longs for Your Salvation” Psalm 119:81-88

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re going to be in verses 81 to 88 tonight. Spurgeon says of this passage, “This portion of the gigantic psalm sees the...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

March 31, 2013

Better “Heard Because of His Reverence” Hebrews 5:1-10

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 5. You know, without Easter, Christmas would be just another cold day in December. Easter changes everything. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ turns us inside out and turns the...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

March 24, 2013

Better

“Mercy and Grace in Time of Need”

Hebrews 4:14-16

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 4. We’re beginning a new section of this book today which speaks of Jesus as a better priest. And in chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 we’ll see that...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

 

March 24, 2013

 

Not by Bread Alone

“Back to the First Truths”

Psalm 119:73-80

 

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

 

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re looking at the tenth section of this psalm. Each of the eight...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

March 17, 2013

Better

“The Rest That Remains”

Hebrews 4:1-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 4 as we continue our way through this great book. You may remember the last time as we looked at Hebrews chapter 3 verses 7 to 19 we said that that section...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

March 17, 2013

Not by Bread Alone

“It was Good to be Afflicted?”

Psalm 119:65-72

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, would you to turn with me to Psalm 119? We’re going to be looking, as Bill said, at verses 65 to 72. By the way, the choir sounded so good tonight...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

March 10, 2013

Better

“Don't Stop Believing”

Hebrews 3:7-19

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 3. It's been three weeks since we've been in Hebrews together, so allow your eyes to look back to Hebrews 3:1-6. We’re going to be concentrating on verses 7 to 19 this morning,...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

March 10, 2013

Not By Bread Alone

“The Lord is My Portion”

Psalm 119:57-64

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We just sang it in that metrical version from the RPCNA Psalter and we're going to read it...

Sermon on Mar 2, 2013

The Lord's Day Evening

March 3, 2013

“The Three-Fold DNA of a Missions Church”

Acts 1

The Reverend Dr. Harry L. Reeder III

If you've got your copies of God's Word, turn with me to the book of Acts and chapter 1, Acts chapter 1. Join me in prayer if you would.

Father, I'm grateful to You for the extraordinary privilege to open Your Word to these, Your...

Sermon on Mar 2, 2013

The Lord's Day Morning

March 3, 2013

“Five Indisputable Facts Leading to One Indomitable Motivation for Missions”

Acts 17

The Reverend Dr. Harry L. Reeder III

Greetings from your sister church. We have the great privilege to do a lot of things together and not just simply through the denomination but in relationships. Your previous pastor was the chairman of my ordination council and a mentor and your...

February

Sermon on Feb 23, 2013

Luke 9:1-6

The Lord's Day Evening

February 24, 2013

“To Make Disciples: Living for the Spread of His Glorious Grace”

Luke 9:1-6

The Reverend Mr. Nathan D. Shurden

My heart is already encouraged tonight by hearing the report from Rex and from Gateway Rescue Mission. I trust that your heart is encouraged as well. It was one of my privileges in seminary, Rex, to be able to go and volunteer...

Sermon on Feb 23, 2013

Titus 2:11-14

The Lord's Day Morning

February 24, 2013

“To Be Disciples: Living in the Strength of His Glorious Grace”

Titus 2:11-14

The Reverend Mr. Nathan D. Shurden

Boy I miss that choir! I want to tell you it gets better with each service. That is beautiful. What a joy it is to come home, to First Presbyterian Church, and to be here with you for this grand occasion, this...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Sermon on Feb 16, 2013

Hebrews 3:1-6

The Lord's Day Morning

February 17, 2013

Better

“More Glory Than Moses”

Hebrews 3:1-6

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 3. We’re going to be looking at verses 1 to 6 as we continue in a new chapter in our study of the book of Hebrews together. We've said all along that...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

February 17, 2013

Not By Bread Alone

“My Comfort in My Affliction”

Psalm 119:49-56

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’ll be looking at verses 49 to 56 tonight. In the Christian life we are called upon to be comforted even...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

February 10, 2013

Better

“Like His Brethren in All Things”

Hebrews 2:14-18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 14 to 18 together today. There is a haunting phrase in Andrew Peterson's wrenchingly beautiful song, “You’ll Find Your Way.” Fathers, if...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

February 10, 2013

Not by Bread Alone

“According to Your Promise”

Psalm 119:41-48

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re going to be looking at the section which runs from verses 41 to 48 as we continue our way through this great...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

February 3, 2013

Not By Bread Alone

“Give Me Life in Your Ways, to the End, with a Whole Heart”

Psalm 119:33-40

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me again to Psalm 119. We've come to the section that runs from verses 33 to 40 which...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

February 3, 2013

Better

“Surprised By Suffering?”

Hebrews 2:10-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 10 to 13 together this morning as we continue this series called, “Better.” We took the title of the series, “Better,” from the book of...

January

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

January 27, 2013

Not By Bread Alone

“Give Me Life. Strengthen Me in Sorrow. Enlarge My Heart.”

Psalm 119:25-32

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re going to be looking at the fourth section of this alphabetical psalm, working its way through...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

January 27, 2013

Better

“By the Grace of God, He Tasted Death”

Hebrews 2:5-9

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 5 to 9 this morning as we continue this series in the letter or the sermon of the Hebrews. We've...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

January 20, 2013

“Better — Neglecting So Great a Salvation”

Hebrews 2:1-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 1 to 4 this morning as we continue our way through this great letter together.

Last week and the week before we...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

January 20, 2013

“Not By Bread Alone — Consumed with Longing…for God's Word”

Psalm 119:17-24

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119 as we continue our way in this study called, “Not By Bread Alone.” We’re going to be looking at verses 17 to...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

January 13, 2013

“Not By Bread Alone — How Do You Keep Your Way Pure?”

Psalm 119:9-16

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd ask you to turn again to Psalm 119. Last Lord's Day Evening we began our journey through Psalm 119 in a series we're calling, “Not By Bread Alone,” that...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

January 13, 2013

“Better — More Excellent Than Angels”

Hebrews 1:4-14

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 1 as we continue to make our way through this great sermon, this great letter, together. This morning, we're going to be looking at verses 4...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

January 6, 2013

“Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews — I'd rather have Jesus than…angels”

Hebrews 1:1-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 1 to 4 this morning, but after our reading...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

January 6, 2013

“Not by Bread Alone Blessed are Those Who Walk in the Word”

Psalm 119:1-8

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you do have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119 as we begin a new series together in this wonderful psalm. Last year, as we were finishing our way...

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