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I think Psalm 40 shows us something. Psalm 40 shows us David reflecting on God’s past deliverance and drawing conclusions that help him trust God in his present troubles. I think the psalm breaks that way. Around verse 11, David begins to talk about the present. Up until that time, he’s talking about the past. Let’s remember, with David, God’s past deliverance.

The Gospel for the Rest of Us

How would you like to have this nickname, “The Most Hated Man in America!” Want to know how bad it was for this guy? The one thing, I think that then-candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agreed upon, was they both said this guy was absolutely without a doubt the worst man in America. Was he a serial rapist? A murderer? No. Who was he? He was Martin...

It’s an undeserved privilege in more ways than one. I was quite mischievous as a child, but I was also, at the same time and perhaps this goes with our own insecurities, is that I was quite a fearful child. I had – I’m going to go back and forth between the fear and mischievous behavior – but I think I probably still hold the record for the...

How to Live in the Last Days

As you’re being seated, please turn with me in your Bibles to Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, 1 Thessalonians. You’ll find it on page 986 if you’re using a pew Bible. Again, Happy New Year to you! In the next couple of months we’ll be preaching through this entire book of 1 Thessalonians. Tonight we will study chapter 1 together and the title of this...

Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, as we come again before Your Word, we recognize our own impoverished condition in which we need to humbly implore You for the aid of the Holy Spirit to understand. And so we pray that the Spirit would cause Christ to increase and the one who speaks to decrease, all for Your glory. We ask it in...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

 

March 24, 2013

 

Not by Bread Alone

“Back to the First Truths”

Psalm 119:73-80

 

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

 

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re looking at the tenth section of this psalm. Each of the eight...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 21, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Early Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, if you’ll look with me at the last two verses in that chapter. You will notice immediately it's just one sentence; these two verses comprise...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 21, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Early Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, if you’ll look with me at the last two verses in that chapter. You will notice immediately it's just one sentence; these two verses comprise...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 15, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Reason for Hope”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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 begin in verse 13 today. In this passage, Paul is speaking about the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ....

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 15, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Reason for Hope”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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 begin in verse 13 today. In this passage, Paul is speaking about the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ....

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

July 17, 2011

“Hated By All On Account of My Name”

Luke 21:5-24

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the gospel of Luke. We’re in the twenty-first chapter as we continue our way through this gospel together, and we've come to a section in Luke in which Luke records Jesus’...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday

Luke 9:57-62

“The Cost of Discipleship”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you want to take your hymnals in hand you can turn to number 97 because our opening song of praise is “We Praise You O God, Our Redeemer, Creator” and you may want to use those words as we prepare for worship. Let me mention two other...

To the End of the Earth

Wednesday Evening

September 20, 2006

Acts 7:54-8:1a

To the Ends of the Earth: "The First Christian Martyr”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now let's go to Acts 7. We’re going to pick up the story at verse 54, and read through into chapter eight and verse one. If you think you have problems, then listen to this. Before we read this passage together, let's pray.

Father, again we...

Daniel

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Daniel, chapter 12. Tonight we come to the last chapter of Daniel and the conclusion of the study of this great book. We have observed a number of times now that Daniel 1 through 6 records God's sovereignty in the life of Daniel, and Daniel 7 through 12 gives us a glimpse of the spiritual realities that lie behind his...

Matthew

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 5. We continue our study in the Beatitudes. The last three weeks, we have looked at the character of the Christian as it is described in the Beatitudes. Today, I want to look at the blessings that are listed in the Beatitudes. We have seen eight blessings pronounced. Seven of them pronounced upon character qualities of the Christian...

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