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Sermons on Love Of God

I want to tell you where we’re going to end our study. We’re going to end by singing together, “Amazing love, how can it be that You, my God, would die for me?” That’s where we’ll finish. Let me tell you the thesis from our whole study. If you remember nothing else, you can remember this and you’ll be in good shape. The core of what we’re going...

And you see, as we come to Zephaniah 3 tonight, we’re in that same position as these two lovers in that song. There’s a language barrier between God and us. He is holy and we are not. Just like there was a language barrier between the Italian and the American, there’s a language barrier between us. And yet we come to a Bible verse tonight that could share...

He is still the leading scorer in NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball, and he achieved that record before the three-point shot and when freshmen were not allowed to play varsity sports. So he missed a year and he still holds the scoring record. But when “Pistol Pete” Maravich left LSU, he enjoyed a great NBA career. And in his mid-forties, he was out near his home in Pasadena...

So if I said to you the words, “Have fun storming the castle,” would you know what I was talking about? Those of you who are puzzled, you can ask later! Actually, let me give you a little context. It’s what Billy Crystal’s character, Miracle Max, and his wife, Valerie, said to our hero, Wesley, after Wesley and his motley crew had come to Miracle Max hoping for...

Ravi Zacharias is a Christian apologist who comes from India. He tells a story from his homeland called, “The Wealth is Nearer Than You Realized!” It’s an old story from India and it goes like this. There was a wealthy merchant who went out on a trip and he took all of his most precious valuables with him, specifically a lot of jewels. So he’s out on this...

Collision

This morning we are taking a break from our ongoing exposition of the book of Exodus. God willing, we’ll come back to it in the fall. As we begin the summer months, for now, we are going to be sitting together under the ministry of the prophet, Malachi. So let me invite you please to go ahead and take your Bibles and to turn there with...

Next Lord’s Day Evening we will be, I think as Tree said to you and as it says in the bulletin, we will be at the Twin Lakes campground for our dinner on the grounds and our evening worship service out there. I know that will be a wonderful evening. I hope you’ll all plan to come and join us for that. And then the Lord’s Day following...

New Community

Now let me invite you please to take in your hands a copy of God’s holy, inerrant Word and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus, the book of Ephesians, chapter 3. We return again to the prayer of the apostle Paul which we had begun to consider last Lord’s Day in verses 14 through 19 and then God willing next Lord’s Day we’ll...

If you would please turn in your copy of the Scripture, or as I’m learning to say, “swip,” to John chapter 21. We’ll be reading in just a moment the last half of John chapter 21. “It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done. It is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.” Those...

Good evening. Let me begin by saying that I do count it a great privilege to preach God’s Word to you tonight, First Presbyterian Church Jackson, Mississippi. 2011, my wife and I, we moved to Jackson so that I could study at Reformed Theological Seminary, and since that move First Pres. has been our home and you have been our spiritual family and I want to thank you...

I want to look at this passage and really just focus on Jesus’ words in this passage and think about a few phrases that He says. The three points will be from those three phrases. He says, “If anyone thirsts.” Secondly He says, “Come to me and drink.” And then thirdly He says, “Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” So rivers of living water.

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The Word Became Flesh

Well, it’s almost here!  For some of you the excitement is at fever pitch; for others of you you’re holding on until the day after.  There’s still a lot of cooking and a lot of preparation and in-laws are descending upon you and yet it’s almost here, with all the joys that it brings.  You’ve watched the piles of presents under the tree grow over the last few...

If you would, open your Bibles to John chapter 21, John chapter 21.  If you’re using one of our pew Bibles that reading can be found on page 906.  John chapter 21.  I’ll remind you that our senior minister David Strain is on vacation and so this would be a good time to remind you to be praying for him.  He works hard and he’s earned a good...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 4, 2010

1 Samuel 22

“Adullam's Cave”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

I'm going to warn you that this is not a resurrection text. This is a text about death and destruction. It's a text about the tyranny of a megalomaniac, of a king who in this chapter we will see executes a pogrom on I suppose two hundred or so people. This...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

March 21, 2010

1 Samuel 21

“On the Run Without My Wheaties”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Chapter 21 — you’ll remember that in the previous two chapters, 19 and 20, Saul's intention to kill David has now been seen. There have been six attempts on David's life and Jonathan and David in the middle of the 20th chapter, especially verses 14, 15,...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

August 30, 2009

The Lord's Day Morning
“No Separation”
Romans 8:35-39

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to Romans 8 for the last time in this series, this summer series, as we've been working our way through what I've called The Best Chapter in the Bible. Before I read this precious text beginning at verse 5 of Romans 8, we need God's blessing. Let's...

Nehemiah

The Lord's Day Evening December 14, 2008

Nehemiah 8:9-12 “Joy and Strength” Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now tonight we come to Nehemiah 8, and we're going to read together just four verses of text, verses 9-12. Before we do that, let's look to God once again in prayer. Let's all pray.

Lord our God, we bow in Your presence acknowledging You to be the author and giver...

Psalms Book 4

Amen. Please be seated. As you do so, I'd invite you to take your Bibles and turn with me to Psalm 103. Now if you were here at the eleven o’clock service, you may be saying, “What possibly could he still have to say about Psalm 103 that he didn't already say this morning?” And, sadly, the answer is, “A lot, and I don't have time to say...

1 John

The choir has just sung of our love for God, and that perfectly segways into our text this morning which comes from 1 John chapter 5, verses 1 through 5. Before we read the text together, let's look to God in prayer. Let's pray.

Lord, we are a needy people. We cannot even understand Your word unless Your Spirit comes and gives us illumination. So come,...

1 John

I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 John chapter 4. We’re returning to our study of 1 John today. One of the things that has become apparent to us through this study is that John has love on his mind. John is very concerned to exhort the Christian church to love, and especially to a love which expresses itself not merely in a claimed love of...

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