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The Lord's Day Evening

February 5, 2012

“Missional about Missions”

Matthew 28:16-20

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Matthew's gospel, chapter 28, a very familiar passage known as the Great Commission, beginning in verse 16 through to the end of the chapter. Before we read these verses together, let's look to the Lord in prayer.

Our Father, we thank...

The Lord's Day Morning

February 5, 2012

Giving That Hurts

2 Corinthians 8:9

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

I want us to think this morning about giving and giving to missions and tonight, even though there's something else that's a distraction today, but tonight at church, at six o’clock, we're going to think about going and the commission of Jesus to go into missions. But this...

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

February 1, 2012

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Well it's a great joy to be back. I've missed you and Rosemary is over there and she's missed you too. And maybe afterwards I hope to get an opportunity to say hello to those of you that I haven't already seen. I bring you the greetings of brothers and sisters at First Pres....

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

February 1, 2012

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Well it's a great joy to be back. I've missed you and Rosemary is over there and she's missed you too. And maybe afterwards I hope to get an opportunity to say hello to those of you that I haven't already seen. I bring you the greetings of brothers and sisters at First Pres....

The Lord's Day Morning

May 22, 2011

“Feeling Blessed?”

2 Corinthians 13:14

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

I'm going to miss these songbirds for sure. Now turn with me to 2 Corinthians chapter 13. As you’re doing so, I neither believe in the doctrine of the secret rapture, nor for that matter in the any-moment return of Jesus, in that I think some Scripture prophecies need...

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Jesus: Adored by Wise Men

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...

Christmas Series

The Lord's Day Evening

December 5, 2010

Luke 2:8-14

“Jesus: Adored by Angels”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now to Luke chapter 2, Luke chapter 2, and we're going to be reading in a minute verses 8 through 14; Luke chapter 2 and verses 8 through 14.

I've always loved this time of year. Thirty-nine years ago when I first came to know the Lord...

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...

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...

The Gospel-Centered Life

The Lord's Day Evening

August 29, 2010

Colossians 1:15-23

“The Gospel-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel in Focus”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who minister by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the sanctuary and bless the Lord! May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who fills heaven and earth! Let's sing to...

The Gospel-Centered Life

The Lord's Day Evening

August 22, 2010

Romans 1:16-17

“The Power of the Gospel: For the World”

(Yes, It's Missions Sunday; It's Always Missions Sunday!)

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

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The Lord's Day Morning

August 22, 2010

Hebrews 12:1-3

“Encouragement for the Weary: It's All About Jesus”

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, we come into Your presence grasping again the name, the precious name of the Lord Jesus our Savior, our Prophet, our Priest, our...

The Gospel-Centered Life

The Lord's Day Evening

August 8, 2010

Luke 18:9-14

“Gospel Focus: Avoiding Pharisaism”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me tonight to the gospel of Luke.

We’re looking this summer, in a series which we have called, “The Gospel-Centered Life,” and tonight I want to attempt to address the issue of avoiding Pharisaism. And suitably we're going to read now the parable of the Pharisee and...

The Lord's Day Morning

July 25, 2010

1 Kings 22:34

“There Is No Such Thing as Chance. Or Is There?”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 1 Kings Chapter 22 — the first book of Kings and chapter 22.

Now let me ask you a question this morning — Do you believe in luck or chance or fortune? I think if...

The Gospel-Centered Life

The Lord's Day Evening

July 25, 2010

Ephesians 2:8-9

“Gospel Entry: Grace”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Ephesians chapter 2, Ephesians chapter 2. This summer, we began a number of weeks ago a series of studies on the theme of “The Gospel-Centered Life” and Jeremy and myself have been sharing this. I think I've got grace and Jeremy got sin....

The Gospel-Centered Life

The Lord's Day Evening

July 4, 2010

Isaiah 6

“Gospel Foundations: Holy God”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Praise waits for Thee in Zion, Lord, to Thee vows paid shall be. O Thou that hearer art of prayer, all flesh shall come to Thee. Let us worship God.

Now turn with me if you would to the prophecy of Isaiah and chapter 6. The prophecy of Isaiah chapter...

The Gospel-Centered Life

The Lord's Day Evening

June 27, 2010

2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2

“The Gospel-Centered Life (2): What the Gospel Is

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Praise waits for Thee in Zion, Lord, to Thee vows paid shall b,e for Thou the hearer art of prayer, all flesh shall come to Thee. Let us worship God.

Now if you weren't here last Sunday evening I did something which I'm not...

The Gospel-Centered Life

The Lord's Day Evening

June 20, 2010

Galatians 1:1-10

“What the Gospel Isn't

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord. Lift up your hands to the sanctuary and bless the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who fills heaven and earth.

Now turn with me if...

From Eden to the New Heavens and Earth

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

May 19, 2010

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Down on the table you’ll find a map. We’ll be referring to this map in a minute. This is a map of the temple, the so-called Ezekiel temple in chapters 40 through 48 of Ezekiel. Now turn with me to the prophet Ezekiel in your Bibles. If you don't have a Bible just snuggle up close...

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