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Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

May 18, 2008

Ezra 7:1-10

“Ezra — Entering Halfway Through the Book”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again, if you would, to the book of Ezra, and we come this evening to the first ten verses of chapter seven…Ezra 7:1-10. Before we read the passage together, let's look to...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

May 11, 2008

Ezra 6:19-22

“Passover — Passed Over”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to the book of Ezra. The book of Ezra of course in our English canon occurs fairly early on, but historically of course it occurs right at the end, almost at...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

May 4, 2008

Ezra 6:16-18

“Dedication”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to the book of Ezra, chapter 6. We’ll be reading in a few moments verses 16, 17, and 18… a relatively short reading this evening, but a very significant event. We’re going to go back two...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

April 20, 2008

Ezra 6:1-15

“Behold — The Temple!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me once again to the book of Ezra. We come this evening to chapter 6. The people of God have been in captivity in Babylon; 586-587 B.C. was a devastating year in the life...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

April 13, 2008

Ezra 5:3-17

“Bureaucratic Meddling”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me once again to the book of Ezra (Ezra 5), and we're going to read the whole chapter together. Two weeks ago we were looking together at the opening two verses which summarize for us the...

Ezra

March 23, 2008

Ezra 4:1-24

“Opposition — 2”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to the book of Ezra, the book of Ezra. We are in the 4th chapter of the book of Ezra. We began last Lord's Day evening to...

Ezra

March 16, 2008

Ezra 4:1-5

“Opposition — 1”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would once again, to the book of Ezra. And we come this evening to chapter 4. We've just sung together, “If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee”. It's what the people of God needed to do at this point in...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

March 9, 2008

Ezra 3:8-13

Building for God

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would once again, to the book of Ezra. It's been a couple of weeks since we were in the book of Ezra. We are picking it up...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

February 17, 2008

Ezra 3:1-7

“Worship — The Goal of Missions”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now if you have your Bible with you or one in a pew just in front of you, turn with me to the book of Ezra, and the third chapter, and we're going to read down through verse...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

February 10, 2008

Ezra 2:1-70

“Pilgrims Have Names!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Last Sunday evening we began a brand new series on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Originally they were one book in the Hebrew canon. Somewhere in the fourth century A.D., they were separated out into two separate books, but we’ll...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

February 3, 2008

Ezra 1:1-11

“Freedom!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to the book of Ezra, the first chapter of the book of Ezra. You’ll find it in your pew Bibles on page 389.

We begin tonight a new series of sermons on the books...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Lord's Day Evening

December 30, 2007

John 1:1-18

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Ninth Lesson

God with God

Dr. Derek Thomas

We come this evening to the Ninth and final Lesson in the series known as “The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.” Over the month of December, through the Sundays of December (bar one of the services, where we had the “Music of Christmas”) we've been...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Wednesday Evening

December 19, 2007

Psalm 22

Nine Lessons and Carols

“Great Prophecies of the Messiah in the Old Testament”

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to Psalm 22. And first of all, a word of explanation. On Wednesday evenings in December, to complement the “Nine Lessons” that occupy for Sunday...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Lord's Day Morning

December 16, 2007

Luke 1:26-38

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Fifth Lesson

Offspring of a Virgin

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn in your Bibles if you would to the Gospel of Luke We are looking at this extraordinary liturgy that's been around now for over a hundred years or so from Cambridge, the Nine Lessons and Carols, and these Lord's Days...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Lord's Day Evening

December 9, 2007

Isaiah 11:1-9

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Fourth Lesson

Christmas for Animal Lovers?

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now as Ligon reminded us this morning this is “Isaiah day”... (or “I-zaa-ah” day!) It's fascinating why in the Nine Lessons and Carols why they chose the particular texts that they chose. For example, many of us, I suppose, if...

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Now if you have your Bibles with you, turn with me to the final chapter of the book of Revelation, Revelation 22; and in a moment or two we're going to read the opening verses.

We come tonight to what is the final session in our study of Part II of Pilgrim's Progress, the story of Christiana (the wife of Christian), and the four sons...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Lord's Day Morning

December 2, 2007

Genesis 3:8-19

Nine Lessons and Carols The First Lesson

Christmas from Afar

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Amen. Now turn with me if you would to Genesis 3, and we're going to read together…as part of our Advent celebration here at First Presbyterian Church, we're going to read...

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Now turn with me if you would first of all to the map. If there are hardened “Bunyanites” here who have now learnt to bring their map with them on Wednesday nights, we have one more lesson to go next week. We need to get to heaven! We need to cross the River and get to the Celestial City, and we’ll do that next week.

But...

The Lord's Day Evening

November 25, 2007

Jonah 2:9

“Learning Theology the Hard Way!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now this evening we are going to turn to the book of Jonah. The book of Jonah — the story not so much about a big fish, but the story about a big God.

Now, I learnt a pneumonic for the minor prophets “Heaven Just Ain't...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2007

Hebrews 9:11-14

“Always Keeping Jesus at the Center of Everything

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Hebrews, and the ninth chapter. And as you’re doing that, let me take this opportunity to welcome back many of our college students…and I see scattered here and there throughout the congregation, back for Thanksgiving....

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