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Sermons on Sanctification And Growth

Rooted

Peter O’Brien, one of the commentators on this letter, says that these two verses “are the heart of the letter.” They form sort of a hinge. The first part leading up to this point, Paul uses many of the same phrases, much of the vocabulary that has been at the very heart of his message thus far is used in these two verses so there’s sort of a...

How People Change

Titus chapter 3. We’ve been in a series for the last three weeks on how people change. How does God actually change us? And what’s our role in that process? And David Felker has done a really beautiful job looking at a series in the life of David that showed how, in a variety of different ways, the Lord works to change His people. I’d like to add...

The Gospel for the Rest of Us

If you’re visiting with us, a warm welcome to you. We’re glad you’re here. Last week, we began a series in the book of James in the New Testament and we’ll continue that tonight. We’ll be studying James chapter 1 verses 2 through 8, and that’s found on pages 1011, and 1012, in your pew Bibles; 1011-1012. James 1:2-8. Let’s give our careful and reverent attention to the...

Extraordinary

Now take your own copies of God’s Word please or turn in one of the church Bibles to page 223 of our church Bibles, Ruth chapter 3; Ruth chapter 3. Before we read together, let’s bow our heads as we pray.

Open our eyes, O God, that we may see marvelous things out of Your law, for the glory of Your name, for the...

New Community

Now if you would please take your own copy of Holy Scripture in your hands or turn in one of the church Bibles with me to the book of Ephesians, chapter 4; Ephesians chapter 4. If you’re using a church Bible it’s on page 978. You will remember in chapters 1 to 3 Paul gives us what you might call the largely theological section of his letter dealing...

New Community

Now if you would take a copy of God’s holy Word in your hands and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. You’ll find that on page 978 in the church Bibles; Ephesians chapter 4. We are going to read from verse 17 of Ephesians chapter 4. Before we do that, let’s bow our heads as we pray. Let’s pray together.

Father,...

New Community

Now if you would please take a copy of the Holy Scriptures in your hands and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, chapter 3. If you’re using one of our church Bibles you’ll find that on page 977. We will be focusing in a few moments on verses 14 through 19.

A Reflection on the Recent Supreme Court Ruling

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Please turn with me in your copy of God’s Word to Psalm 130. And as you all are turning there I would be remiss if I didn’t offer just a few thank-yous as I stand here. First, to the session of this church, it’s a privilege that your session takes serious to guard this pulpit and so your invitation to me to preach here is one I take...

One of the pleasures of being invited to preach here is you get to pick all the hymns so you’ve just sung some of my favorites and we’ll finish at the end of the service with the rich words of “Come We That Love the Lord,” an invitation to go forth with joy and to celebrate as we sing. But between here and there, there’s a calling. And...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now let me invite you to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands, and turn with me to the letter to the letter of the Philippians, please, chapter one. If you’re using one of the church Bible’s, you’ll find that on page nine hundred and eighty.  Our attention will be on the words of verses 9-11.  We’re going to read some of the context.  We’ll read...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

April 28, 2013

Not by Bread Alone “How I Love Your Law” Psalm 119:97-104

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re going to look at verse 97 through 104 tonight as we continue in our series, Not by Bread Alone. This section of Psalm 119 contains one...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

April 7, 2013

Better “It's Hard to Explain” Hebrews 5:11-6:3

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 5. We’re going to be looking at verses 11 to the end of the chapter and then we're going to pick up in chapter 6 verse 1 and read to verse 3...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

January 13, 2013

“Not By Bread Alone — How Do You Keep Your Way Pure?”

Psalm 119:9-16

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd ask you to turn again to Psalm 119. Last Lord's Day Evening we began our journey through Psalm 119 in a series we're calling, “Not By Bread Alone,” that...

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...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 19, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Benediction for Sanctification”

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan

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 verses 23 and 24 together. You may want to look back at verse 22 because it will help...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 12, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Timely Incitement”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22

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’ll begin at verse 16 as we continue our way through this short letter, perhaps the first of the New Testament, the first of...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 8, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Call to Brotherly Love and Neighborly Witness”

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 9. You remember last Lord's Day the apostle Paul gave us a sober but timely word about sexual...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 24, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Call to Christian Living”

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 4. We’re going to be looking at the first two verses of this chapter. As we've worked through this letter together we've said...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 17, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Good Report of Faith and Love”

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 3 as we continue our way through this the first letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there to 1...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

February 19, 2012

“175 and Counting: Built on the Rock”

Matthew 7:21-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 7 as we begin a series on Biblical themes called, “175 and Counting.” I want us to look especially at Jesus’ word in Matthew 7:24, but if you have your...

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