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...
Worldview Summer 2004 September 1, 2004
The Battle for the Bible Derek W. H. Thomas
Turn with me to the Gospel of John, the so-called “high priestly prayer” of Jesus in John, chapter seventeen. As you’re turning to that passage, I do want to welcome some senior highs who are here, I think, this evening, and intending perhaps to join us this fall. Welcome.
August 25, 2004
“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...
August 18, 2004
“Christian World View”
“The Coming of the Goddess to the Land of Our Fathers”
Dr. Peter Jones
....The coming of the goddess to the land of our fathers...the title I propose to you as I attempt to describe what I think has happened in particular in America in the last generation. I want to first of all introduce that subject with some thoughts...
August 11, 2004
“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...
August 4, 2004
“Christian World View” - Postmodernism (1)
The Reverend J. Ligon Duncan III
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Exodus, chapter three. We’re going to be looking at Postmodernism, which in some ways is not even a worldview, but it is a pervasive influence on the thinking of the world in which you live. We’ll...
Wednesday Evening July 21, 2004
Romans 1 “Christian World View” “Eastern Pantheistic Monism”
The Reverend J. Ligon Duncan III
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter one. This is a passage that we've looked at a couple of times in connection with our summer series because it illustrates the self-destruction that always occurs when human beings attempt to find meaning...
Wednesday Evening July 14, 2004
Psalm 62:1,2 "Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage”
Reverend Brad Mercer
Let me commend another book to you. We've been commending books along the way that we think might be helpful. This one is hot off the press, and we don't have it yet, but we will. The title is Naming the Elephant. Surely you’ll remember that one! Naming the Elephant:...
Wednesday Evening July 7, 2004
Psalm 8:3-9 “Christian World View” - Existentialism
J. Ligon Duncan III
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 8. Last week as we looked at Nihilism, we saw a worldview, a philosophy, if you want to call it that, that argues that there is no meaning to life, meaning cannot be found in...
Wednesday Evening June 30, 2004
Ecclesiastes 1:2 The Way We Were God is Dead - Nihilism
J. Ligon Duncan
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ecclesiastes. Tonight our subject is the philosophy, or the non-philosophy, or the anti-philosophy of Nihilism. And many of you know that we've already dealt with this here at First Presbyterian Church. We dealt with it last...
Worldview Summer 2004 June 23, 2004
Psalm 24:1-5 Nature as God - Naturalism
The Reverend Brad Mercer
Let's pray before we begin. Lord God, we do thank You and praise You for the privilege and the opportunity. We also recognize the fact that we are needy. We are not self-sufficient. We need You. We need Your Holy Spirit. We pray that You would come, by...
Wednesday Evening June 16, 2004
“C. S. Lewis” The Reverend Brad Mercer
First Peter three, beginning in verse thirteen. This is a challenge to us.
“Who is going to harm you for doing good? But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always...
WorldViews 2004 June 9th, 2004
Psalm 19:1-6, Romans 1:20, Acts 17:28, Colossians 1:17
What in the world is this world thinking? God the Clockmaker - Deism
Dr. Ligon Duncan
You may have noticed as you were coming in at the desk where you were paying for your meal tonight, that the brochures are out for the “World and Life View” Summer Series....
Worldview Summer 2004
What in the World is a Worldview? Thinking Christianly About All of Life
Dr. Ligon Duncan
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians chapter 6 as we begin a new series. And as we do, I want to do just a couple of book plugs. You will see on the back of the bulletin the books...