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Chapter 1

Sermon on Jun 18, 2017

Isaiah 1:18-20

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of preaching on Isaiah 30 and we centered on verse 18, which the best Old Testament scholars tell us is the hinge on which the entire prophecy swings. It’s not just the backbeat, the undercurrent, the ground-beat of all of Isaiah’s prophecy. In fact, we could make a case for saying it’s the centerpiece for all of Scripture. You...

Chapter 2

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...

Chapter 6

Worldviews Summer

Sermon on Sep 8, 2004

Isaiah 6:1-7

Wednesday Evening September 8, 2004

Isaiah 6:1-7 “The God Who Is”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to the prophet Isaiah, and the very familiar words of chapter six. Isaiah, chapter six. If you’re visiting with us tonight, we come to the end, the final in a series that began, I suppose the beginning of June or July–June, maybe–it's been all summer long–a...

In 2 Corinthians 3, verse 18, Paul says that, “we all with unveiled faces beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” Okay, so you see what he’s saying? Beholding the glory of God and being transformed into His likeness go together. To the degree that you behold His glory, to that same degree you are...

In one of his letters to the humanist, Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, Martin Luther offered as an indictment of Erasmus’ thought a comment that probably diagnoses the causes of so many of the spiritual diseases that continue to plague our Christian lives even today. He said this. “Your thoughts of God are too human.” “Your thoughts of God are too human.” When friends pushed back with skepticism on...

Good evening.  Let me first thank the Missions Committee, the Session, and the Reverend Mr. Strain for this invitation.  Indeed not one I take lightly.  It’s a privilege to stand in this pulpit. As you all know, Second Pres. Greenville is Dr. Duncan’s home church so I felt connected to this place for years before I ever actually saw the church, so we’ve been loving for y’all and...

Now you may be asking, “Why are we looking at it again, then, if he did such a great job?” My answer is that this week you’re going to get in the mail this little booklet which is our 2019 Global Mission Conference summary. It’s going to tell you all about what’s coming in just a few weeks. I’m asking you to think about this booklet and the...

Monday Morning Quarterback

Once, as an experiment, the great scientist Isaac Newton stared at the image of the sun reflected in a mirror. The brightness burned into his retina, and he suffered temporary blindness. Even after he hid for three days behind closed shutters, still the bright spot would not fade from his vision. “I used all means to divert my imagination from the sun,” he writes, “But if I thought...

MISSIONS CONFERENCE

Wednesday Evening

February 22, 2006

Isaiah 6

“Will I Do?”

The Reverend Mr. David Meredith

[Dr. Duncan]

“David Meredith is with us from the Smithton-Culloden Church. David himself is a faithful minister of God's word. He's been used to build up a congregation, to gather a congregation of saints. He loves to preach the gospel, he loves to see sinners be converted to the Lord, he...

Chapter 7

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...

Prepare Him Room

Sermon on Dec 3, 2016

Isaiah 7:1-17

I wonder if you’ve put up your Christmas tree yet. That was my duty yesterday. I was out in the rain choosing a tree; I got cold and wet. There were pine needles in my hair and resin on my elbows. And then there was the sanctifying business of wrestling the thing through the front door into the stand without denuding the tree of every needle that it...

Christmas Series: Getting a Handel on Christmas

Isaiah 7:14 A Virgin With Child

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Isaiah chapter 7 Over the next four weeks, on each of the Lord's Days in December, and on one of the Wednesday evenings, Derek and I are going to be working through these texts of the various recitatives and choruses of Handel's Messiah, exploring this testimony to the person and work of Jesus...

Chapter 9

Wonderful Counselor. Wonderful is a word we use a lot at Christmas time. “It’s A Wonderful Life” will doubtless air for the thousandth time. “The most wonderful time of the year” will play in every cafe in the land. On the radio this week I heard a hardware store that has, “A wonder-inducing array of Christmas trees for sale.” Wonder. And then there’s the word, Counselor. Wonderful Counselor...

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...

Prepare Him Room

I remember as a fairly new believer attending the parish church in the village on the outskirts of Glasgow where I grew up for our midnight service one Christmas Eve. It has been a cold and gloomy night as I walked down the street from my family home to the church. We spent the next happy hour singing the praise of God, singing carols by candlelight, praising Him...

Now it's been my experience that Christmas has an often unexpected way of exposing our vulnerabilities. As we work so very hard to make all our days merry and bright, the inconvenient limitations of our natures keep showing up, sometimes all the more starkly against the mandatory cheerfulness of the season. We feel less permission, don't we, than usual to mourn absent loved ones. And yet their absence...

Christmas Series: Getting a Handel on Christmas

Isaiah 9:6 A Child Is Born

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah 9:6. This morning we began a series on “Getting a Handel on Christmas”–thanks to Derek Thomas for that title–by looking at a promise and prophecy from Isaiah 7:14. And we commented that this part of the Christmas story begins with an invasion, an attempt to conquer Judah, the...

Christmas Series: A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

Now turn with me if you would to the prophecy of Isaiah, and the ninth chapter, and we’ll be reading together the first seven verses of Isaiah, chapter nine. Just by way of reminder, this is a series of sermons and themes based on the King's College, Cambridge, Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. We began it last Lord's Day and it will last through to...

Now you will have noticed as we read verse 6 that each of the four titles given has two parts to it. As we’ve considered them together, we’ve simply taken each part of each title in turn which means as we think about the third title today, Everlasting Father, we’ll think first about what it means that Jesus is said to be Everlasting. What are we saying here...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Lord's Day Morning

December 9, 2007

Isaiah 9:2-7

Nine Lessons and Carols The Third Lesson:

A Light for Those in Darkness

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Dr. Derek Thomas:

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth.” Let us worship God.

We...

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