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You may know that Ezekiel 37 is written to the people of God in exile in Babylon. They’ve been in exile at least around twelve years or so and they are incredibly discouraged. Indeed, they feel hopeless. Everything seems to be lost; cut off is the expression used in our passage. And God, through the prophet in our text, is sending a word of hope and a promise...

Psalm 51, as you may know, is the great penitential psalm, a psalm of confession, crying to God for cleansing and pardon. The historical context is provided for us in the superscription at the head of the passage which reads, "To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him after he had gone into Bathsheba." So you remember the situation. David has committed...

This congregation that received this letter – and really, the letter sounds almost like a sermon. If you’ve ever heard people quote sections of the book of Hebrews, it sounds like a sermon. It has that sermonic role. Remember how Derek, he’d start off slow, you know, and then he’d build up speed and it was just like a freight train moving down! This book has that feel...

In 1968, at the Olympic Games in Mexico City, the final event was the marathon. There was an Ethiopian runner who had entered into the stadium. He was the first one to enter there and he finished the track and ran across the finish line and won the race. But about an hour behind him, there was a man by the name of John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania...

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...

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...

If you would, turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 6.  I have been teaching through the Sermon on the Mount in the Young Seekers Sunday School class this quarter, and I didn’t feel like I spent an appropriate amount of time on the Lord’s Prayer this past Sunday, so I wanted to double back around and spend some more time focused in on this passage...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 127 as we continue to make our way through the fifth book of the Psalms, the final section of the Psalms that begins with 107 and specifically through the Psalms of Ascents that we have been looking at for the last couple of weeks together on the Lord's Day Evening. We are in Psalm...

From Eden to the New Heavens and Earth

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

January 6, 2010


Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III.

We’re beginning a series of studies of whole Bible books and as you've already seen in your bulletin, I'm going to be preaching on Joshua tonight — all of Joshua — twenty four chapters of Joshua. Now lest you feel sorry for me, as I may have at moments myself today, Derek has to preach...

Psalms Book 4

If you have Bibles, please open to the beginning at the Fifth Book of the Psalms. The Fifth Book of the Psalms begins at Psalm 107, but if you look at Psalm 101 all the way to Psalm 110, you will find parallels. And, as you’re opening your Bibles to Psalm 101, you may want to flip over to Psalm 110, for instance, and see both of these...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

September 23, 2007

Philippians 2:1-4

“Complete My Joy, With Helpfulness”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians. And before we turn to Philippians 2:1-4, which we're going to read today, I'd like you to allow your eyes to look at verse 27; and then, allow them to fall on verse 1, the...

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility, Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

The Lord's Day Morning

September 16, 2007

Philippians 2:1-3

“Complete My Joy, With Humility”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Let me invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. We’ll be looking at verses 1, 2, and 3 today, especially concentrating on verse 3. We've been working through this letter for a number of weeks now…a number of months now.

The center section of the letter...


Wednesday Evening

June 27, 2007

Numbers 11:31-35

“The Plague”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 11 as we continue to make our way through this great book of the Old Testament — the fourth of the five books of the Law. We’re in chapter eleven. We’re in verses 31-35, right at the end of the...

Psalms Book 3

Wednesday Evening
January 18, 2006
Psalm 84
“The Janitor's Song”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Some of you, when you hear just the words “Psalm 84”, maybe the first few words of the Psalm itself, “How lovely are Thy dwelling places, O Lord...” immediately go into starts playing in your mind: “How lovely”...Die Leiblich, from the Brahms Requiem. It's the...

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