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Zechariah Part 2: The Coming King

Now let me invite you please to turn in your Bibles to the prophecy of Zechariah, chapter 13.  Zechariah chapter 13.  We’ll read verses 7 through 9 together.  You’ll find it on page 799 in the church Bibles.  Before we do, let’s again bow our heads as we pray.

O Lord, You have the words of eternal life.  To whom else can we turn...

Training for Kingdom Living

Please take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to Matthew’s gospel, chapter 13.  Matthew’s gospel chapter 13 - page 819 in the church Bibles.  We are going to be turning our attention to the words of verses 47 through 50.  Before we do that, let me invite you to join with me as we go to God in prayer.  Let’s pray together.

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Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 26, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Parting Request, Greeting, Charge, and Blessing”

1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. As we come to the end of this letter, we've studied it all along under the rubric of “Living Life...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 5, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Pastor's Exhortations”

1 Thessalonians 5:12-15

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. We’re going to be looking at four brief verses today, from verse 12 to 15, of this passage. John Stott, in his wonderful commentary...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 133. Psalm 133 has been sung at Presbyterian General Assembly for probably close to five hundred years now and if you've ever been to a Presbyterian General Assembly you’ll know why it needs to be sung there because unity is not something that Presbyterians are known for at their General Assembly. It used to...

The Lord's Day Morning

April 29, 2012

“The Stones Cry Out: Sir, We Would See Jesus”

John 12:20-26

The Reverend Mr. Claude E. McRoberts III

Please turn in your Bibles to the gospel of John, chapter 12. You’ll find this on page 899 in the pew Bible so you are without excuse. If you don't have your own copy, then if you would, please reach for one in...

The Lord's Day Evening

April 29, 2012

“God's Word Proclaimed: The Beauty of Zion”

Isaiah 2:2-5

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

We’re going to come to Isaiah 2. Over the course of the last month we've been celebrating our 175th anniversary as a church and as we come to the close of this month, we're certainly still going to be looking in the coming weeks at...

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

April 25, 2012

“The Shape of Pastoral Ministry at First Presbyterian Church”

The Reverend Dr. Sean Lucas

Well good evening. It's a great pleasure once again to be with you all. I was going to mention once again some of those connections between Dr. Hutton and William McIntosh who was the long-serving pastor at First Pres. Hattiesburg. We actually are celebrating our 130th...

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

April 4, 2012

The Reverend Mr. Sean Lucas

I've titled this talk, “Blessed Zion — Lessons from the History of First Pres. Jackson,” and that's because the story of First Pres. Jackson is one of God's grace, preserving and growing a congregation in a small frontier town, which is what Jackson was in the 1830's, into one of the leading churches of evangelical Presbyterianism....

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 123 as we continue through the fifth book of the Psalms together. And specifically right now, since we came to Psalm 120, we are in those Psalms of Ascent which were used by pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem for festival. As we look at Psalm 123, I want you to notice two or...

Psalms Book 5

Turn with me in your Bibles to Psalm 122. This psalm is well-known to us because I think all, or at least most of us, love it when Bill Wymond and Connie Wadsworth and the choir sing that beautiful excerpt from C. Hubert Parry's, “I was glad when they said unto me, ‘Let us go into the house of the LORD!’” as the choral introit on Sunday mornings...

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

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...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

January 2, 2008

Numbers 22:41-23:26

Balaam's Prophecy (1)

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 22, the last verse of that chapter, and then we’ll read the first twenty-six verses of the twenty-third chapter tonight. It's been a while since we've been in Numbers together.

When we last left Balaam, he was talking...

Revelation

The Lord's Day Evening

September 30, 2007

Revelation 3:7-13

“A Letter from Jesus”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me if you would to the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation — a book that often intimidates and frightens and terrifies, because of its use of apocalyptic imagery involving colors and numbers and so on — but we're in none...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

September 16, 2007

Philippians 2:1-3

“Complete My Joy, With Humility”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Let me invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. We’ll be looking at verses 1, 2, and 3 today, especially concentrating on verse 3. We've been working through this letter for a number of weeks now…a number of months now.

The center section of the letter...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

September 9, 2007

Philippians 2:1-2

“Complete My Joy, With Unity”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. We have been working our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul, and we have said for the last few weeks as we've been looking at Philippians 1:27 and following,...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

March 18, 2007

Acts 15:36-41

To the Ends of the Earth

Brotherly Love Strife

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to The Acts of The Apostles–or The Acts of The Holy Spirit, or even The Acts of The Risen Christ–because as we have been studying this great book together it is indeed what we have been discovering: that the...

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

November 29, 2006

Acts 11:1-18

To the Ends of the Earth

First Church Jerusalem

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now, if you have your Bibles with you, turn with me if you would once again to The Acts of the Apostles, and we come tonight to the eleventh chapter. We’re going to read together in a few minutes the first eighteen verses.

But before I do...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening

November 12, 2006

Ephesians 6:21-24

“God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LXI)

Conclusion: A Concern for Comfort and a Word of Blessing”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to

Ephesians 6:21. We come tonight to the end of our study of the Book of Ephesians. This is the...

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