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Veiled in Flesh

This morning we were looking at Luke’s gospel, chapter 2, and the nativity scene in verses 1 to 7. If you have your Bibles, if you don’t already have them open, would you turn to them once again to Luke’s gospel, chapter 2, to the passage we read a moment ago, and to the second half of the chapter. I thought since we considered the first half this...

God Reigns

Well, this morning we are beginning another major section in the book of Exodus in which God gives instructions for the building of the tabernacle and its various furnishings and equipment. And as we’ll see as we begin to work our way through this material today and in the coming weeks, God gets specific; quite specific. There are detailed directions on scale and proportion on the materials to...

Behold, A Throne

When I was in art school I had a friend whose specialty was tapestry and her studio was almost completely filled with an enormous loom on which she wove intricate works of art from loose threads. Now the way to really appreciate a tapestry-like that is not to pick one thread and then begin to unravel it until you see how it intersects with every other thread in...

Advent Songs

The passage this morning is, you might say, somewhat like a mountain. It begins, the ascent, the climb begins in verse 8. Here’s the level ground at the foot of the mountain. A mundane pastoral scene shepherds tending their flocks, watching over them in the night. But then, from there our road begins very quickly to mount to higher elevations. The angel of the Lord appears to them...

It’s always a pleasure to open God’s Word; it’s always a pleasure to open God’s Word at times of the year like this.  Every Lord’s Day is the first day of the week.  Every Lord’s Day we gather to worship we celebrate the resurrection and we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection in particular, and yet the calendar drives us to some degree.  We pay particular attention to the Lord’s resurrection...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

January 13, 2013

“Better — More Excellent Than Angels”

Hebrews 1:4-14

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 1 as we continue to make our way through this great sermon, this great letter, together. This morning, we're going to be looking at verses 4...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

January 6, 2013

“Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews — I'd rather have Jesus than…angels”

Hebrews 1:1-4

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 1 to 4 this morning, but after our reading...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 16, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: You? Worthy of the Kingdom of God?”

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 5 to 10. This is a passage about persecution and it's the passage...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 16, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: You? Worthy of the Kingdom of God?”

2 Thessalonians 1:5-10

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 1. We’re going to be looking at verses 5 to 10. This is a passage about persecution and it's the passage...

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