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The Gospel for the Rest of Us

As you’re sitting down, if you have a copy of God’s Word I invite you to turn to the book of James. We’re studying through the New Testament book of James in the evenings this summer. If you’re a visitor, a warm welcome to you again. We’re so glad you’re here; glad you’re with us. We find ourselves in James chapter 1 verses 19 to 25...

Good morning. It is such an honor to preach at First Pres, and my standard line about you when I’m away from you, which is most of the time, is, I say, “I owe First Presbyterian a debt I can’t repay.” I really mean that. I grew up here and was loved on here and taught at the Day School and became a Christian here and was nurtured...

God Rescues

Let’s pray together.

Our Father, we are looking to You for Your mercy and Your grace. We pray that You would draw near to us, to all of us. We know that You know our need and we pray that by Your Spirit You would comfort and heal and help. As we turn now to Your Word and as we look to You, we...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Well if you have your Bibles we can turn together to Colossians chapter 4.  We’ll be in verses 2 through 6 tonight.  This is the last section of the body of this letter to the Colossians before we get to some personal remarks from Paul next week.  I had a member of the church, Vic Clark, told me once of his nephew who works for Rolex and he...

This evening I’d like to think a bit, though I’m not a merchant, I’d like to think a bit about Christmas.  I know you don’t like to think about Christmas right now, but it’s upon us.  And pardon the expression, but I’d like to not see us belly-flop into Christmas.  You know how to belly-flop into Christmas?  All of a sudden Christmas Day is upon you and you...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

If you would, open up your Bibles to Colossians chapter 3.  We have some Bibles in the back of the room if you need one of those; help yourself.  Colossians chapter 3.  Well obviously we must not have advertised as well this week as we did last week for Tim Keller or else I’m sure the crowd would have been just the same!  Not that my feelings are...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now if you would, take a copy of God’s Word in your hands and turn in it with me to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, chapter 3.  Philippians chapter 3.  We’re going to read from verse 12 through verse 9 of chapter 4.  You’ll find that on page 981.  Once you have your Bibles spread before you, let’s bow before God as we ask Him for help in...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now let me invite you, please, to take your copies of the Scriptures in your hands and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Chapter 1. Philippians chapter 1. We’ll read from verse 18 to the end of the chapter, though our focus will be on the words of verses 27 through 30. Before we read, would you bow your heads with me as we ask...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew 13.  We are looking at verses 44 through 46 today and you’ll find that on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Before we read God’s Word together would you turn with me to Him as...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew chapter 13, Matthew chapter 13.  Our attention this morning will be on the words of verses 31 through 35 and you’ll find that on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Before we read together let’s turn to God for His...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew chapter 13, which you’ll find on page 818 and 819 in the church Bibles.  Before we read, let’s go to God together in prayer.  Let’s pray together.

Father, would You please help us to understand...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew’s gospel chapter 13.  If you’re using one of the church Bibles you’ll find that on page 818.  Before we read God’s Word together, let’s bow our heads and ask for His help as we pray.  Let us all pray.

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Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in hand and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew chapter 13 - on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  We’re going to be reading from the forty-fourth verse through verse fifty-two.  Before we do that, let’s turn to the Lord together for His help as...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at the final verses of the book together as we come to the end of our exposition.  Over and over again in our study of this book we have said that it is emphasized that Jesus is better - Jesus is better than Moses, better than the...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

February 3, 2013

Better

“Surprised By Suffering?”

Hebrews 2:10-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 2. We’re going to be looking at verses 10 to 13 together this morning as we continue this series called, “Better.” We took the title of the series, “Better,” from the book of...

Romans

The Lord's Day Morning

November 25, 2012

“Our Concern, Desire, Purpose, and Fruit”

Romans 15:22-29

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Romans chapter 15. We’ll be looking at verses 22 to 29 today. Last Lord's Day Evening, we looked at Romans 13 verses 1...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 23, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: What We Pray for You”

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

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 verses 11 and 12. The apostle Paul often fills his letters with prayers that he prays for the congregation that he's writing,...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 23, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: What We Pray for You”

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

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 verses 11 and 12. The apostle Paul often fills his letters with prayers that he prays for the congregation that he's writing,...

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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