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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...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

February 8, 2009

Luke 2:8-20

“Pondering These Things in Our Hearts”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

We’ll be looking at verses 8-20 today — a passage very familiar to us, especially at Christmastime. It's been a tradition for many years at First Presbyterian Church during the family Christmas Eve Carol Service for the whole of Luke 2:1-20 to be read in the beautiful old...

Luke

I'd invite you to turn with me to chapter one, as we continue to work our way through the Book of Luke. We’re in the passage which is known as the annunciation; that is, where the angel Gabriel comes to announce to the Virgin Mary God's purposes. It is a well-known passage to us.

Luke is of course pointing to the greatness of Jesus in all...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning December 14, 2008

Luke 1:5-25 “Scared Stiff by an Angel, Struck Dumb by Unbelief”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter one, as we continue to work our way through the Gospel of Luke and as we give attention to the things that led up to the Christmas story.

Today...

The Incomparable Christ: Exposition of Colossians

The Lord's Day Evening November 19, 2006

Colossians 2:16-23 “Reformed Worship: From Babbling to Sweet Harmony”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now, if you arrived a little late for this evening's service and you've been wondering how come I'm not preaching so early, that's because we're doing a Reformation Day service reflecting the liturgy of John Calvin in the 1540's in Geneva. If you have...

Mark

The Lord's Day Evening

Easter Sunday

April 16, 2006

Mark 16:1-8

“Up From the Grave He Arose”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now I want you, as you open up your Bible or the pew Bible in front of you, as you open it up to Mark 16, I want you to do something for me. I want you to take your bulletin and cover over verses 9-20....

Jude

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Jude, the little book right at the end of the New Testament, just before the book of Revelation. We’re in the third of five studies in this book, and we come now to the heart of the book's pastoral concern. From Jude 5 down to about Jude 23, Jude gives us both a negative and...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

The Disgrace of Lot

The Promises of God ( The Life of Abraham)

Part XII

Genesis 19:30-38

The Disgrace of Lot

Two weeks ago as we looked at Genesis 18, we saw the Lord reveal to Abraham His plan to bring judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah, the cities of the plain, because of the wickedness, because of the outcries that had come up to the Lord through the wickedness of those places. And we watched Abraham intercede faithfully for...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Judgment on Sodom

The Promises of God (The Life of Abraham)

Part XI

Genesis 19:1-29

The Judgment on Sodom

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 19. Last week in our study of Genesis 18, the Lord revealed to Abraham his plan to judge Sodom and Gomorrah. And Abraham was moved to intercede on behalf of the loss in those cities and he pled with the Lord mightily, interceded for...

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