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Sermons by Derek Thomas

The Best Chapter in the Bible

The Lord's Day Morning

June 14, 2009

Romans 8:5-8

The Best Chapter in the Bible (2): “Never Mind”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

“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 come...

Encounters with Jesus

The Lord's Day Evening

June 14, 2009

Mark 8:22-31

Encounters with Jesus: A Blind Man: “Blind Man in Bethsaida”

The Reverend Mr. Nathan D. Shurden

In Mark 8 we're on our second installment of our summer series “Encounters with Jesus.” And we find ourselves in the Gospel of Mark tonight, half way through the book of Mark. Mark 8 — sixteen chapters in the Gospel of Mark,...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

The Lord's Day Morning

June 7, 2009

Romans 8:1-4

The Best Chapter in the Bible (1): “No Condemnation”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me in your Bibles to the eighth chapter of Romans, and let me explain a little of the unusual circumstances that we have this morning.

Now when Ligon asked me to preach a series of sermons, twelve weeks or so over...

Encounters with Jesus

The Lord's Day Evening

June 7, 2005

Matthew 15:21-28

“The Syrophoenician Woman”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew 15, and we will be reading in a moment from verse 21 through to verse 28. We begin tonight a series of sermons, studies of encounters that Jesus had with various people. It's designed to be a series that particularly focuses on evangelism,...

The Lord's Day Morning

May 3, 2009

II Samuel 11

“Can a Christian Fall Into Serious Sin?”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to II Samuel 11. Before we read this passage, let's once again look to God in prayer.

Lord our God, we bow once again before the Scripture. It searches us, it knows us through and through, it points the...

The Lord's Day Morning

April 5, 2009

Psalm Sunday

Psalm 40

"Preaching the Gospel to Ourselves Every Day"

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

The Call to Worship: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel who alone does wondrous things, and blessed be His glorious name forever. May His glory fill the whole earth! May His lips pour forth praise! Let us worship God.

Lord, our God, we...

The Lord's Day Evening

February 15, 2009

Missions Conference 2009

Psalm 47

“Getting Excited About Missions”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Psalm 47. With our Missions Week now impending, this evening I thought we would look at this Psalm with a view to getting excited about missions because, as we will see in the Psalm, God is all about missions;...

The Lord's Day Evening

December 28, 2008

Psalm 90

“How Christians Should Approach the New Year”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to the Ninetieth Psalm…Psalm 90. We are taking a break for this Lord's Day evening from our study in the book of Nehemiah. This is the last Sunday evening service of 2008, and I thought it might be useful for us to contemplate...

Christmas Series: Christmas Viewed from Afar

Wednesday Evening

December 17, 2008

Genesis 3:8-19

“Christmas from Afar”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Genesis 3. We’re not going to read the whole chapter, but we're going to read what constitutes the First Lesson of the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols service. This will be the opening Lesson, I suspect, on Sunday evening, as we have done for many, many...

The Lord's Day Evening

December 7, 2008

Ordination and Installation of Elders and Deacons

John 13:15-16

“Called to Serve: Not so much a promotion;

Rather, an opportunity to be humble”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please open your Bibles to John's Gospel, chapter 13, and we're going to read verses 15 and 16. [And, yes…the children were to be dismissed during the singing of that [laughter],...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 9, 2008

Luke 19:1-10

“What Every Businessman Should Know in a Time of Economic Uncertainty — Jesus!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to Luke 19 — the familiar story of Zacchaeus. Before we read the passage together, let's look to God in prayer. Let us all pray.

Lord our God, this is Your word. You caused it to be...

The Lord's Day Morning

August 3, 2008

Luke 7:36-50

“Extravagant Love for Jesus #2”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. Now turn with me if you would to Luke's Gospel chapter 7, and we're going to read from verse 36 to the end of the chapter…Luke 7, beginning at verse 36. And before we read this passage, we need once again the help of the Holy Spirit. Let's...

The Lord's Day Morning

July 27, 2008

Mark 14:1-9

“Extravagant Love for Jesus #1”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

“Sing unto God, with high affections raise,” that's what the choir was singing! “With high affections raise,” and that's what we're going to be thinking about.

The next couple of weeks Ligon is away, and I thought we’d do a little series of two sermons, both of which deal...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

July 13, 2008

Ezra 10:18-44

“Named in Public–Guilty as Charged!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now if you’re visiting with us this evening, I almost feel as though I must apologize once again. It's a list of names in the text this evening. Those of us who have been here in...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

July 6, 2008

Ezra 10:1-17

“Repentance in the Rain”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

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

Reverend Billy Joseph: With boldness we do approach Your throne, O God, but we approach because...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

June 22, 2008

Ezra 9:1-15

“Prayer”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. You may be wondering why we have had a couple of hymns tonight that were dark and melancholy, and that's because the passage before us in Scripture tonight is dark and melancholy, and brooding. It's about sin. We’re going to...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

June 15, 2008

Ezra 8:21-36

“Road Trip to Jerusalem”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to the book of Ezra…the book of Ezra once again. We come tonight to chapter eight, and we will pick up the reading at verse 21. We’ll be reading through to the end...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

June 8, 2008

Ezra 8:15-20

“Priests”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to the book of Ezra. We are in chapter 8 of the book of Ezra. We were looking last week at the list of names from twelve different families who were returning with Ezra...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

June 1, 2008

Ezra 8:1-14

“More Names - Returnees”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now if you would to the book of Ezra, chapter 8, and shortly we’ll be reading together the opening fourteen verses of Ezra 8.

A couple of weeks ago we made a transition from chapter...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

May 25, 2008

Ezra 7:11-28

“A Letter from Artaxerxes”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to the book of Ezra…the book of Ezra. We’re in the seventh chapter. We began last Lord's Day evening to look at the opening section of chapter 7, where we were introduced for the...

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