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Chapter 17

The Lord's Day Morning

February 27, 2011

“The Mission of God and the Mission of God's People”

John 17:18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to John chapter 17. As we prepare for the Missions Conference this week, I want to direct your attention to one sentence of a large prayer that Jesus prayed, not...

Chapter 18


John 18:1-27 Wanted: Dead or Alive!

Turn with me to John 18 where we come to, if I may say such a thing, some of the most sacred sections, not just of the Scriptures or the gospels, but of John's gospel in particular. We’ll be walking in the shadow of the Lord Jesus as He now inexorably makes His way to the cross and to crucifixion. And in...


John 18:24 — 9:16 Truth or Fiction

Turn with me now please to John 18:28. Jesus has been brought out of the Garden of Gethsemane. He has been betrayed by Judas, brought first of all, to Annas, the high priest. Peter, you will recall, has denied Him three times. The rooster has crowed in fulfillment of Jesus’ prediction, and now we begin at verse 28:

So Annas sent...

Worldviews Summer

Wednesday Evening
August 11, 2004
John 18:33-38
“Christian World View” — Postmodernism II
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Before we begin tonight I have just a few announcements some of which pertain to our study this summer, and some which don't. And the first announcement has to do with books. I've mentioned the two books that I'm about to tell you about a couple of times during the...

Worldviews Summer

Worldview 2004

August 25, 2004

John 18:38

“No Place for Truth”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me if you would to the Gospel of John, chapter eighteen, and especially verse 38. And it's a verse that's very familiar to all of you, this question which Pilate puts ostensibly to Jesus, but perhaps also to others who are listening amongst the Praetorian Guard and other officers of...

Chapter 19

The Lord's Day Morning

October 17, 2010

John 19:1-22

The Heart of the Cross” (1)

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. Now please turn with me in your Bibles to gospel of John chapter 19.

As you may have heard at the beginning, Ligon is away for a couple of Sundays in South Africa and I thought I would do a two-part sermon looking at the 19...

Sermon on Jan 5, 2014

John 19:16-30

Now please turn in your Scripture to the Gospel according to John.    If you’re using the pew Bibles that are in the racks for you, you may find our Scripture printed beginning on page 905, in the middle of the nineteenth chapter.  I do count it a privilege to open the Word of God, to worship with you this morning, this, of course, the first Lord’s Day...


June 4, 2003

John 19:16-42 “The Cross”

Dr. Derek Thomas

Turn with me if you would to the Gospel of John, and we are this evening in chapter 19. We begin at the sixteenth verse. John 19. We come to John's account of the crucifixion, verse 16.

The Crucifixion Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying...

Sermon on Oct 24, 2010

John 19:16-42

The Lord's Day Morning

October 24, 2010

John 19:1-22

The Heart of the Cross” (2)

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

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

Lord our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we come into Your presence clothed in the righteous robe of the finished work and obedience of Jesus Christ...

Glory in His Face

Sermon on Sep 8, 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...

R. A. Finlayson, in his magnificent little book, The Cross in the Experience of Our Lord, which you should try to get ahold of if you’re looking for something edifying and helpful to read, The Cross in the Experience of Our Lord, by R. A. Finlayson, he recounts a saying that he had heard of among the Scottish people. He said this, “There’s a strange idea among the Scottish people...

And I want to direct your attention to the words of verses 28 and 29 of John 19 because they seem to me eminently suited for the occasion before us. We are, as you can see, preparing to come and sit together around the Lord's Table where the bread and the wine speak to us about the self-giving love of Jesus Christ, crucified for sinners. Here we come...


John 20:1-23 Conjuring Tricks with Bones

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we...

Chapter 20

I want you to have some sense of what kind of story this is. The Christian message centers on the fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It’s not a metaphor or a symbol for some abstract spiritual experience. It’s not a myth concocted by the religiously deranged or a deception deployed by the strong to manipulate the weak. It is a fact of...

Sermon on Feb 9, 2014

John 20:19-31

I am grateful for the opportunity again to open the Word of God and to be with you under it.  As we turn to the gospel according to John, we’re reading a portion of the twentieth chapter.  If you are using the pew Bibles, which are in the racks before you, you may find the Scripture printed beginning on page 906 and continuing to page 907.  The late...


John 20:24-31 Doubting Thomas

Please turn with me to the penultimate sermon of John's gospel. This particular section at the close of the chapter records for us the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ in the upper room to the disciples at a time when Thomas, who is also called Didymus, was with them. We pick up the reading at verse 24:

But Thomas, one of the twelve...

Entering the Crucible of Unbelief

And so first, what is happening here? What is the story of John chapter 20? Let’s look together at the text; a couple of things. Beginning in chapter 20, Jesus, we see this, He’s been crucified, buried. We see at the beginning of chapter 20, resurrected. We see then that He’s appeared to His disciples and His friends. And sometime in the week following Jesus’ resurrection, this conversation...

Chapter 21


July 2, 2003
John 21:1-25
“When Fishing Just Won't Do”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now to John, chapter twenty-one. We are coming to the very last study in the Gospel of John, chapter twenty-one, and I want to read the chapter in its entirety, beginning at the first verse.

“Afterward Jesus appeared again to His disciples by the Sea of Tiberias....” “It happened this...

Richard Sibbes was a 16th -century writer and he wrote a little book called, The Bruised Reed. And in it, he unpacks Isaiah chapter 42 verse 3, “A bruised reed he will not break.” And in that little book, Sibbes writes that “God’s children are bruised reeds, before their conversion and many times after. For usually God empties men of themselves and makes them nothing before He will use...

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