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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

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

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 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 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...

Christmas Series

The Lord's Day Morning

December 25, 2011

“John — On Christmas”

John 1:1-14

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the gospel of John. We’ll be looking at John 1 verses 1 to 14 this morning. John does not begin his gospel with an account of the nativity of Christ. You’ll find accounts of Jesus’...

The Lord's Day Morning

December 18, 2011

“Good Tidings of Great Joy to All People”

Luke 2:8-20

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

As we come today to the Word of the Lord, we're going to be looking at Luke 2 verses 8 to 20. This is a continuation of the passage that Billy Joseph preached on Wednesday evening. And so as we begin this passage you’ll see...

Christmas Series

The Lord's Day Morning

December 11, 2011

“Receiving God's Greatest Gift”

Mark 1:1-4

The Reverend Mr. William E. Dempsey

Let me ask you to open your Bibles if you will to Mark chapter 1. We’ll give our attention this day to verses 1 through 4, the beginning of Mark's gospel. And before we do so, let's go to the Lord in prayer.

Father, You have made it plain...

Christmas Series

The Lord's Day Evening

December 12, 2010

Luke 2:8-20

“Jesus: Adored by Shepherds”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me again to Luke chapter 2. We were here last Sunday evening and we were looking at this passage that's so very familiar to us from the point of view of the angels. The angel who spoke first of all to the shepherds and then to the multitude...

Christmas Series

The Lord's Day Evening

December 5, 2010

Luke 2:8-14

“Jesus: Adored by Angels”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now to Luke chapter 2, Luke chapter 2, and we're going to be reading in a minute verses 8 through 14; Luke chapter 2 and verses 8 through 14.

I've always loved this time of year. Thirty-nine years ago when I first came to know the Lord...

Christmas Series: Christmas Viewed from Afar

The Lord's Day Morning

December 20, 2009

1 Peter 1:3-12

“Christmas Viewed from Afar: Angels’ Eyes”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now to 1 Peter, 1 Peter chapter 1. It's a great pleasure and privilege for me this year to have been asked to bring three Christmas messages. This is the third and final one and I bring to you this morning something by way...

Christmas Series: Christmas Viewed from Afar

The Lord's Day Evening

December 13, 2009

John 1:1-14

“Christmas Viewed From Afar: Heaven”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now I'm grateful to Ligon for giving me the honor and privilege this year of preaching a series of three Christmas, or Advent, sermons. And last week we were beginning about as far back from Christmas as we could possibly get, that is in Genesis 3:15 — Christmas from...

Christmas Series: Christmas Viewed from Afar

The Lord's Day Evening

December 6, 2009

Genesis 3:1-24

“Christmas Viewed from Afar: Eden”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now I've been given the privilege, and it is a privilege, to bring three Christmas-themed sermons over the next three weeks — beginning tonight and then again next Lord's Day evening, and then the following Sunday morning, the Sunday when the choir will do the Music of Christmas in...

Christmas Series

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

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

Christmas Series: Christmas Viewed from Afar

Wednesday Evening

December 17, 2008

Genesis 3:8-19

“Christmas from Afar”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

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

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