A WORSHIP SERVICE of PRAYER AND PRAISE
Preceding the Inauguration of HALEY REEVES BARBOUR As GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI
THE INAUGURAL WORSHIP SERVICEFor
HALEY REEVES BARBOURThe First Presbyterian Church Jackson, Mississippi The Eleventh Day of January, Two Thousand Four Four O’Clock
“Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord” Psalm 33:12
THE PRELUDE–“Notturno” (Opus 61, No. 7) The Orchestra Felix Mendelssohn
“Solemn Festival Entrance”
We turn tonight to 2 Chronicles chapter 14. “The Times They Are A Changin’” - that was the title and the refrain of a 1963 song written by Bob Dylan. The lyrics speak of the changes that were occurring in the culture of his time and the need to get on board with those changes. In that song Dylan wrote the following. He says, “Come mothers and fathers...
If you would turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Chronicles chapter 16 found on pages 369 and 370 of your pew Bibles. A few weeks ago we looked at 2 Chronicles 14 and we considered those memorable words of King Asa, “We rest on thee and in thy name we go against this multitude.” The early years of Asa’s reign were positive. Actually, the overall picture...
The Lord's Day MorningApril 22, 2007
II Chronicles 33:1-20
“The Prodigal Son”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Now from the beauty of Brahms's Requiem to the ugliness of Judean kings, 700 years or so before Christ. Turn in your Bibles now, if you would this morning, to II Chronicles 33. And I want us this morning to examine together the life–biography, if you like–of what has been...
Give me an hour to talk about King Josiah tonight and you’ll be very happy! Apart from laughter, I’m not hearing any takers! Well let me amend the deal there just a little bit. I’m a way better preacher at forty-five minutes than I am at thirty minutes. Give me forty-five minutes to talk about King Josiah tonight! Crickets! Maybe the really sanctified people went to the beach...