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This is one of the great New Testament passages on the nature of the Christian ministry, especially the work of preaching. If you scan over the text before us you’ll see the different synonyms that Paul uses for preaching. Verse 2, look at the passage with me; 1 Thessalonians chapter 2 verse 2. “We had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God.” Verse...

This is a great, historic moment in the life of this congregation.  Now, David, you’ll be installed as the eighth pastor of this church since 1857.  And to my knowledge, never at any worship service, or any other time, have three living pastors of this church ever been together in a service.  This is a historic moment.  And David, you will become the human leader of this church. ...

Beloved, I invite you to take your Bibles and turn with me to Colossians chapter 1. Colossians chapter 1 verses 24 through 29. And, as you’re turning there, I do want to give you a word of greeting from your sister church in Charleston, South Carolina. This morning, Pastor David preached on the partnership that the apostle Paul had with the Philippians and the partnership in ministry which...

Please be seated.  David’s welcomed visitors; I also extend a warm welcome to Belhaven students I see several of out here tonight.  We’re glad you’re here. It’s a big night for all of us.  It’s a big night for RUF Belhaven.  We appreciate you being here this evening. Seth’s installation tonight as RUF campus minister at Belhaven University gives us an opportunity to think together about what the...

The Lord's Day Evening

August 12, 2012

“Pastors and People”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I'd invite the rest of you to turn with me in your Bibles to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. As we were looking at this passage a couple of weeks ago, I knew that this is exactly where I wanted to come again for this service and so I...

The Lord's Day Evening

December 4, 2011

“Called to Serving and Shepherding”

Acts 6:1-6; 1 Peter 5:1-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

As the children make their way to their classes, let me invite you to take your Bibles in hand and I'd like you to keep your bulletin close by as well and have it open to the section which is marked, “Guide to the...

The Lord's Day Evening

September 11, 2011

“The Mission of the Church: Discipleship”

Matthew 28:19-20

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew 28. I know that most of you can say these verses by heart, but I want you to keep your Bibles in hand because we're going to look at a number of passages...

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 Evening

September 16, 2007

II Timothy 4:1-5

“Fulfill Your Ministry”

The Ordination Sermon of Chad Davis

Dr. W. Duncan Rankin

Let us pray.

Our most gracious and merciful heavenly Father Triune God of heaven, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, we know that Your word is true and sure. It is without error or mixture. Indeed, You use it as...






The First Presbyterian Church Jackson, Mississippi The Eleventh Day of January, Two Thousand Four Four O’Clock

“Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord” Psalm 33:12

THE PRELUDE–“Notturno” (Opus 61, No. 7) The Orchestra Felix Mendelssohn

“Solemn Festival Entrance”


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