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Chapter 2

Songs of Christmas

Now have your hymnbooks at the ready as well as the Bible, of course. We’re going to look first of all at Luke, chapter two, and I'm going to read from verse eight through to verse twenty-one. Our text is going to be Luke 2:10, but of course as this series unfolds, the window through which we want to see these particular Scriptures, narratives, concerning the birth and...

There were certain traditions that were staples of our family Christmas celebrations when I was a boy growing up in the east end of Glasgow, Scotland. One of the worst was the annual Christmas sweater. My aunt would always buy my brother and me a woolen sweater. Now, these were not comedy sweaters, you understand, with silly Santas and the like on them. I could have coped with...

Songs of Christmas

If you’d take your hymnals in hand and turn with me to No. 203, we’ll look at the text of this hymn that the choir has so beautifully sung, and we’ll consider it before we read the passage upon which it is based. We’re going to be looking at Luke 2, verses 13 and 14, and this carol by Charles Wesley, one of the many hundreds of carols...

Christmas Series: Luke's Christmas Liturgy

Now turn with me in your Bibles to the second chapter of Luke's Gospel, and we're going to look at The Gloria. We've just heard Pergolesi's rendition of the angels’ song at Bethlehem.

Now let's set a scene. It's the nighttime. An angel has appeared to shepherds on the hillsides of Bethlehem. The hillsides of Bethlehem are strewn with sheep, lambs.... The temple sacrifices in...

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...

Songs of Christmas

Let me invite you to take your hymnals in hand ...we’ll turn to the Scriptures in just a few moments, but take your hymnals in hand and turn with me to No. 196. After the sermon today as we close our service in praise, we're going to sing the first and the fourth stanzas of Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, those two stanzas in this hymn written by...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

March 1, 2009

Luke 2:21-40

“Fulfilling the Law — Finding the Messiah”

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

For a number of weeks now we've been working our way through this great Gospel. We've taken a break the last couple of weeks for our Missions Conference, but we return picking up right where we left off, in Luke 2:21, as Luke introduces us...

Advent Songs

If you would please take a copy of the Scriptures and turn with me in them to page 857 in the church Bibles to Luke’s gospel, chapter 2; reading verses 21 through 35. I was handed a newspaper cutting and a suggestion from one of our senior elders this morning in light of the season and the excitement surrounding it that I ought to preach on...

Christmas Series: Luke's Christmas Liturgy

The Lord's Day Morning

December 24, 2006

Luke 2:29-32

Luke's Christmas Liturgy

Nunc Dimitis

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter two. We come today to the fourth of those songs of the Nativity in the Gospel of Luke that we've been...

Let me ask you to turn to Luke chapter 2. We want to look at the very end of that chapter. We've had a marvelous Advent season, a marvelous opportunity to examine the titles of Christ given to Him in the Scripture and understand His mission and His work, understand what it means for Him to be our Redeemer. Now that Advent is over, Christmas has come and...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

March 8, 2009

Luke 2:40-52

“In My Father's House”

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Turn with me to Luke 2:40, as we continue through this great Gospel together. We’re at a very special passage when we come to Luke 2:40-52. It is the only story that we have of Jesus between the time of His infancy and the beginning of His ministry...

Sermon on Aug 5, 2007

Luke 2:41-52

The Lord's Day Evening

August 5, 2007

Luke 2:41-52

“It Should Have Been Obvious”

The Reverend Mr. William F. Joseph III

I've had the opportunity to teach at Belhaven several times. And I had the opportunity to be teaching for a morning on the incarnation, and I used an illustration that I use pretty regularly when I teach on the incarnation — the illustration of Jesus as God...

Chapter 3

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

March 15, 2009

Luke 3:1-20

"John Came Preaching…Repentance"

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Turn with me to Luke, chapter three. We’re going to be looking at the first twenty verses of this chapter, and as we do so, I'd like to walk you through the outline of what Luke teaches us here about the beginning of John the Baptist's ministry.

The first two verses...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

March 22, 2009

Luke 3:21-22

“Jesus’ Baptism”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Both Matthew and Mark record the baptism of Jesus Interestingly, Luke's account of the baptism is shorter than both Matthew and Mark. It is not surprising that it's shorter than Matthew. It's perhaps surprising that it's shorter than Mark. Mark typically is pretty quick and to the point as he recounts history,...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

March 29, 2009

Luke 3:23-38

“Jesus: Son of David, Son of Abraham, Son of Adam, Son of God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke 3, as we continue to make our way through the Gospel of Luke. We come today to the genealogy of the Lord Jesus, and as your...

Chapter 4

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

April 19, 2009

Communion Sunday

Luke 4:1-13

“Tempted, Tried but Never Failing”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

CALL TO WORSHIP: O come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care. Let us worship Him.

Our Lord and our God, we...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

April 26, 2009

Luke 4:14-30

“An Unwelcome Prophet”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you’ll open your Bibles to the the Gospel of Luke, the fourth chapter. I remind you that when we were in this chapter last, we were looking at the temptation of the Lord Jesus Christ. We saw parallels between Adam's temptation in the garden and Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness....

Luke

The Lord's Day Evening

May 3, 2009

Luke 4:31-44

“A Preacher with Power”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I'd like to invite you to turn with me to Luke 4 as we continue our study of the Gospel of Luke. The whole service conspires together to help us understand the passage. We always try and take care to relate some of what we sing to the substance of...

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