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December

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 30, 2007

John 1:1-18

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

Sermon on Dec 30, 2007

Matthew 2:1-12

The Lord's Day Morning

December 30, 2007

Matthew 2:1-12

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Eighth Lesson

Born by the Book

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew 2:1-12. We are working our way through the “Nine Lessons and Carols” of the King's College Christmas Service. We are at the Eighth Lesson today, which deals with...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 23, 2007

Luke 2:8-20

The Lord's Day Evening

December 23, 2007

Luke 2:8-20

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Seventh Lesson

Peace by Piece

The Reverend Mr. Bradford C. Mercer

Now if you will turn in your Bibles to Luke 2, we’ll be looking at verses 8 through 14. We won't read the entire passage; we’ll be looking at Luke 2:8-14. Before we read God's word, let's pray.

Lord, we thank You once...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 23, 2007

Luke 2:1-7

The Lord's Day Morning

December 23, 2007

Luke 2:1-7

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Sixth Lesson

The Significance of Christ's Birth”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Gospel of Luke, chapter 2. In the King's College “Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” the Sixth Lesson is introduced with the words, “Luke tells us of...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 19, 2007

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

Sermon on Dec 16, 2007

Luke 1:26-38

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

Sermon on Dec 10, 2007

Isaiah 9:2-7

The Lord's Day Morning

December 9, 2007

Isaiah 9:2-7

Nine Lessons and Carols The Third Lesson:

A Light for Those in Darkness

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Dr. Derek Thomas:

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth.” Let us worship God.

We...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 9, 2007

Isaiah 11:1-9

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

Sermon on Dec 5, 2007

Revelation 22:1-5

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

Sermon on Dec 3, 2007

Genesis 22:15-18

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the book of Genesis, chapter 22, as we look at the second of the Nine Lessons and Carols.

This morning Derek pointed us to that passage which contains the first giving of the gospel and which sets in context the whole story of redemption. And you’ll already begin to...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

Sermon on Dec 2, 2007

Genesis 3:8-19

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...

November

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Sermon on Nov 28, 2007

John 10:7-18, Ezekiel 34

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...

Sermon on Nov 25, 2007

Jonah 2:9

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...

Sermon on Nov 25, 2007

Hebrews 9:11-14

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....

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Sermon on Nov 21, 2007

Ephesians 6:10-18

Wednesday Evening November 20, 2007

Ephesians 6

Pilgrim's Progress Part 2 - Christiana's Story

Vanity Fair to Doubting Castle

Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would, first of all to Ephesians 6. In Pilgrim's Progress, as we've seen now on a number of occasions, and we will see again before we're done...

Sermon on Nov 18, 2007

Matthew 17:1-13

The Lord's Day Morning

November 18, 2007

Matthew 17:1-13

“Eye Witnesses of His Majesty”

The Reverend Mr. Claude McRoberts

It's a remarkable event; one of the most, if not the most, remarkable event in the life of our Lord, in which His courage was strengthened. Inevitable trials not too far off, in the not too far distant future, not very far away; He would be handed over, He...

Sermon on Nov 11, 2007

Ezekiel 1:1-28

The Lord's Day Morning

November 11, 2007

Ezekiel 1:1-18

“A Vision of God”

Dr. Mark Dever

Let's go to God now in prayer and ask for His assistance as we come to His word. Let's pray together.

Lord God, we do thank You for the promise we have of a new world that You will create. We thank You for the way that You do give us glimpses...

Numbers

Sermon on Nov 11, 2007

Numbers 22:22-40

The Lord's Day Evening

November 11, 2007

Numbers 22:22-40

“Balaam's Ass”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. We began our study in the story of Balak and Balaam and Israel last Lord's Day evening. It is a dramatic story. It is the story of God's sovereign care over His people. Even as their enemies seek to avail themselves of supernatural powers to bring down curse...

Pilgrim's Progress - Christiana's Story

Sermon on Nov 7, 2007

Isaiah 66:1-2

Now turn with me, if you have a Bible with you, to Isaiah 66, and I'm going to read the opening two verses of Isaiah 66. Before we read the passage, let's pray together.

Father, this is Your word holy men of old wrote as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. Help us again to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest, and all for...

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