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Sermons from 2012

March

Now the traditional way of understanding this passage is that Jesus basically took them through a kind of a proof-texting of the Old Testament where He showed them the verses that prophesied about His coming. This approach to understanding the Bible this way is often called the crimson thread of Scripture. It comes from that story about Rahab, the harlot, who was to hang a crimson thread in...

December

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 30, 2012

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 110. Today, this morning and tonight, we're bringing to a conclusion our series this December in, “An Ancient Christmas,” where we've studied the coming of Jesus in the Old Testament. We've looked at prophecies that have stretched back to the very beginning of human history in Genesis 3 in the promise of a seed...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 30, 2012

[“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”] Keep your hymnals out because I want you to look at the bottom of the page of the hymn you just sang because that hymn, I was going to say that is has the trifecta but it has the double-trifecta. Let me tell you what I mean by that. Not only is that hymn based upon a rich Biblical meditation on the passion...

Sermon on Dec 24, 2012

Ephesians 5:2

Christmas Eve Family Carol Service

December 24, 2012

“Why Did Jesus Come at Christmas Time?”

Ephesians 5:2

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians chapter 5 verse 2, if you don't, there are pew Bibles in front of you and I'd invite you to...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 23, 2012

Ezekiel 34:1-31

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ezekiel chapter 34 as we continue working our way through this series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” In the year 597 BC, Ezekiel was called to the ministry by a river in Babylon with a vision of the glory of God. Ezekiel as a teenager would perhaps have heard...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 23, 2012

Micah 5:1-5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Micah chapter 5, and we're going to look at verses 1 to 5 together tonight, as we continue in our series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” Before we read this passage together, I want to tell you just a little bit about Micah and his ministry. Micah is known...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 16, 2012

Isaiah 42:1-13

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah 42, as we continue our series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” You will have perhaps noticed a pattern in the messages from the Old Testament, a pattern of problem, promise, and provision. We see that, for instance, as we looked at the very first in this series, the...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 9, 2012

Isaiah 9:1-7

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah chapter 9. We’re going to give special attention to verses 6 and 7, but I want to read Isaiah 9:1-7 so that you have an appreciation of the context. Last Sunday morning we began our series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament,” by looking at the story of Adam...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 9, 2012

Isaiah 10:33-12:6

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah chapter 10. We’re going to read a section that runs from Isaiah 10:33 all the way to 12:6. We’re looking tonight in our series called, “An Ancient Christmas,” at a passage, especially Isaiah 11:1-10, which speaks of the prophecy of a branch. Now this branch prophecy is an important Messianic prophecy in the Old...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 2, 2012

Isaiah 7:1-25

If you have Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Isaiah chapter 7. We’re going to read the whole chapter tonight so that you have the context of the very famous verse, Isaiah 7:14, in mind as we explain it. This is the second of our series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” And this prophecy dates from more than six...

An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament

Sermon on Dec 2, 2012

Genesis 3:1-19

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 3. We’re beginning this morning our month-long December series, “An Ancient Christmas: The Coming of Jesus in the Old Testament.” And just as David said as he was reading Jeremiah 7 this morning that those who do not know their need and their brokenness are not in a position to adequately rejoice at the...

November

Sermon on Nov 25, 2012

Romans 14:13-23

The Lord's Day Evening

November 25, 2012

“On Christian Freedom”

Romans 14:13-23

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Now let me go ahead and tell you something. Tonight's message is really a one-point message. Now there will be four steps in that one-point message but it's really a one-point message! And I can sum up that one-point message in the final line...

Romans

Sermon on Nov 25, 2012

Romans 14:13-23

Now let me go ahead and tell you something. Tonight's message is really a one-point message. Now there will be four steps in that one-point message but it's really a one-point message! And I can sum up that one-point message in the final line of the little song that we're going to sing at the end of the service. “Christ-bought freedom. Grace-wrought holiness.” And here's the one-point message...

Sermon on Nov 25, 2012

Romans 15:22-29

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2012

“Our Concern, Desire, Purpose, and Fruit”

Romans 15:22-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15. We’ll be looking at verses 22 to 29 today. Last Lord's Day Evening, we looked at Romans 13 verses 1 to 7 and thought about what the Christian response ought...

Romans

Sermon on Nov 25, 2012

Romans 15:22-29

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2012

“Our Concern, Desire, Purpose, and Fruit”

Romans 15:22-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15. We’ll be looking at verses 22 to 29 today. Last Lord's Day Evening, we looked at Romans 13 verses 1...

Sermon on Nov 18, 2012

Romans 13:1-7

The Lord's Day Evening

November 18, 2012

“A Christian Response to the 2012 Elections”

Romans 13:1-7

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

One of my interns pointed out to me that four of the sermons in the Romans series had, for one reason or another, not been recorded, so we had an entire series of messages covering...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

November 18, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Double Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the second letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 3, and we're going to be looking at the final three verses of this letter. We've come to the end of our...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

Sermon on Nov 18, 2012

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

The Lord's Day Morning

November 18, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Double Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the second letter to the Thessalonians, chapter 3, and we're going to be looking at the final three verses of this letter. We've come to the end of our...

Sermon on Nov 11, 2012

The Lord's Day Evening

November 11, 2012

“Leaving a Legacy, Building a Dynasty

2 Timothy 1

The Reverend Mr. Paul Levy, Sr.

(Mr. Ralph Kelly) Tonight we have a guest preacher with us and I know that the standards are high around here so I decided what we needed was a Welshman who was married to an Irish lady that loves the Lord Jesus, to come preach to...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

November 11, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Working Night and Day”

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 3, verses 6 to 15. You’ll see, if you’re using the pew Bible, a page number for that passage, as we continue our way...

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