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Resources from 1997

December

Matthew

Turn with me in your Bibles if you will, to Matthew chapter 10.  If you remember in our previous studies of this particular chapter, in the first few verses Christ appoints an inner circle of twelve disciples and then in verses 5-15, He begins to give them specific instructions on what they are to do in their first mission journey on His behalf.  They are to go into...

Matthew

Would you please turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 10.  Last week we began to look at this passage in verses 1-4 where the Lord Jesus commissions His disciples, those who had been close to Him, those who had been following Him, those who had trusted in Him and in whom they had placed their hope.  Now these who had walked near with Him were...

Matthew

In our text today, we see Him commission His disciples to go out into the villages and towns of the surrounding region and preach the message of the kingdom.  So what we have in Matthew 10:1-4 is basically an ordination sermon, a message that the Lord Jesus Christ gives to His disciples as He commissions them to their first gospel task.  They had been called to Him as...

Daniel

Sermon on Dec 14, 1997

Daniel 3:1-30

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Daniel, chapter 3 as we continue our study of this prophet of the exile as he speaks by the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Daniel, chapter 3. Hear the word of God:

Daniel 3:1-30

Our Lord God, we thrill to hear this story and we thrill to realize that this...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 9.  As we've studied Matthew chapter 5-9 together, we have stressed, over and again,  that Christ's word, His words of wisdom,  His teaching on the reality of the Christian life, is set side by side here with His deeds of power.  And so by word and deed, Matthew shows Him to be the Messiah,  the Son...

Daniel

Salt and Light

The Dream of Nebuchadnezzar

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Daniel, chapter 2. Last week we commented on the context of the book of Daniel. We said that the book was set during the Babylonian exile of Judah. Jerusalem had been carried into Babylon as a punishment for sin, for rebellion against God. She had turned her back on her covenant God and she...

November

Daniel

Take Time to be Holy

Resolution for Holiness

Sermon on Nov 30, 1997

Daniel 1:1-21

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to the book of Daniel.  The very first chapter of that book.  The book of Daniel is a great mystery to some and a great encouragement to others.  The context of this book is the Babylonian exile.  The people of God have, by the very beginning of this book, begun to reap the harvest of...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 9.  We've said, as we have been studying Matthew 8 and 9, that in Matthew 6 through 7, the Lord Jesus sets forth His doctrine of the Christian life.  He gives us a compendium on His  teaching,  on how believers are to live kingdom life in a fallen world.  In Matthew 8 and 9, His deeds of power are set...

Sermon on Nov 27, 1997

Thanksgiving 1997 Psalm 107

Dr. Ligon Duncan

Before we turn to the Scriptures, I'd like to turn your attention to your order of service, and just point out, under the record of Thanksgiving as viewed by a citizen, exactly 150 years ago this Thanksgiving, John Munn, who was a native of Connecticut, recorded in his journal his experience of the first Thanksgiving in Canton, MS. If...

Matthew

Sermon on Nov 16, 1997

Matthew 9:1-8

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew, chapter 9.  In our past studies, we have commented that in Matthew 5 through 7, we have the words of life from our Lord.  In Matthew 8 and 9, we have deeds of power by our Lord that we may see by His words and deeds that He is indeed the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 8.  The Lord Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is recorded from chapter 5 to chapter 7, giving us the words of life and the way of life.  Chapters 8 and 9 of Matthew, miracles, mighty attesting signs of the Lord Jesus Christ, are performed so that the word of life is set...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew, chapter eight.  The Lord Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is recorded in Matthew chapters 5 to 7.  The words of life are set forth there.  In Matthew chapters 8 and 9, as we have already begun our study of them, we see the Lord Jesus performing miracles, attesting signs, signs that set forth...

October

Matthew

Having spoken the words of life in the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord Jesus now demonstrates His power by the performance of miracles, signs which attest to who He is, signs which prove the truth of His teaching, signs which prove the claims that He is, indeed, the Christ.  And so, by words and deeds, He is shown the Messiah.  The passage which we’re going to look...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 7.  Today, we come to the conclusion of this great Sermon on the Mount.  Since Matthew 7:13, Christ has been calling on all who will hear Him to enter into the kingdom.  Don’t simply stand and admire the teaching of the kingdom.  Don’t simply stand and say that the teaching of the...

Matthew

If you would turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 7.  We will continue our study in the Sermon the Mount.  The concluding section of this great sermon last begins in 7:13-14, where  we found there an urgent exhortation for all of us to enter into the kingdom.  Jesus didn’t simply want people to stand around and admire the beautiful vision of the Christian life that...

September

Matthew

Would you please turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 7 as we continue our study of the Sermon on the Mount.  Today we come to the final section, the final division of this sermon, beginning here in verse 13 of Matthew chapter 7.  The Lord Jesus starts to apply and conclude the message that He has been sharing with His disciples.  We have seen the...

Matthew

Sermon on Sep 21, 1997

Matthew 7:12

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 7.  We continue our study in our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount.  We have been for these past three weeks and today concluded, four weeks studying the first verses of Matthew chapter 7.  And in this passage, we have learned that our Lord’s righteousness extends to the relationships that we have with others.  Our Lord is not simply...

Matthew

Would you please turn with me in you Bibles, to Matthew chapter 7.  We come to another passage concerning prayer in verses 7-11, and this passage may seem to have little direct connection with the verses that we have just studied, but in fact, their relationship is obvious if you give it a little reflection.  Christ has just been instructing His disciples on how they are to relate...

Matthew

Sermon on Sep 7, 1997

Matthew 7:6

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 7.  Last week we said that Matthew 7:1-5, was one of the most familiar, but one of the most misunderstood passages in the Sermon on the Mount.  Well, today in Matthew 7:6, we come to what is just a plain difficult passage.  It is a passage that we often scratch our heads...

August

Matthew

Would you please turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 7. This week we enter into a new section of the Sermon on the Mount. Having addressed the issues of the Christian's character, and his influence and his righteousness, and his piety, and his right ambition, the Lord Jesus now turns His attention to our heart attitudes in a series of relationships. Our relationships with our...

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