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 I heard a definition this week of “stress.” The definition of “stress” that I heard was that “it is the gap between our expectation and our reality.” Stress is the gap between expectation and reality. We all know the stress that comes with unmet expectations, that come with disappointments and letdowns and satisfactions that do not last long or they do not live up to what we hoped...

Rewire

Well before we begin, let me once again wish all the moms in the congregation a very happy Mother’s Day. At a time when families are under so many pressures from our culture, the calling of a mother demands sacrifice and courage and perseverance. We’re right to celebrate the great gift you all are to our families and to our church. We are very thankful for...

Deep and Wide

So as we talk about our motivations for missions, let’s just go ahead and stop pretending and let’s go ahead and confess that we are a people in our day and time that are not very good at defining and even naming or even knowing our motivations for anything. Can we just rest by acknowledging that? Everybody say, “Amen!” If anybody asks you – this is how you’re...

Collision

Take your copies of God’s holy Word in your hands and turn with me please to Malachi chapter 3 at the sixteenth verse. Malachi chapter 3 at verse 16. If you are using one of our church Bibles, you will find that on page 802. Malachi 3 at the sixteenth verse. This is the last section we’ll be looking at together from the book...

New Community

Please take your Bibles in hand and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. If you’re using one of our church Bibles you’ll find that on page 976. We had been working our way through the book of Exodus. As we completed chapter 18 last week, we came to a natural break before the next segment of the story where God reveals His law to Moses...

If you would, open your Bibles to John chapter 21, John chapter 21.  If you’re using one of our pew Bibles that reading can be found on page 906.  John chapter 21.  I’ll remind you that our senior minister David Strain is on vacation and so this would be a good time to remind you to be praying for him.  He works hard and he’s earned a good...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now, if you would, take your copies of the Holy Scriptures in your hands and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Philippians. We’re reading the first eleven verses of the second chapter. Though our attention will be on verses 1 to 5 this morning. Page 980 if you’re following along in one of the church Bibles. Philippians 2. Before we read the Word of God, let’s...

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...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 26, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Parting Request, Greeting, Charge, and Blessing”

1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. As we come to the end of this letter, we've studied it all along under the rubric of “Living Life...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

August 26, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Parting Request, Greeting, Charge, and Blessing”

1 Thessalonians 5:25-28

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 5. As we come to the end of this letter, we've studied it all along under the rubric of “Living Life...

The Lord's Day Evening

April 15, 2012

“A Faithful Partner in the Gospel”

Philippians 1:3-6

The Reverend Mr. Michael A. Campbell

Good evening everyone. It is so good to be here tonight and to have the privilege of opening God's Word with you. It's always a special honor and privilege for me to preach in this pulpit, and tonight...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

December 28, 2008

Luke 1:39-45

“Communion in God's Providence”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter one, as we continue our way through this Gospel. The text of the beautiful song that was just sung is not only appropriate for the end of the year, it's appropriate for the passage we're...

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

If you have your Bibles I’d invite you turn with me to Philippians 2:19. As you are turning there, I would remind you as we’ve studied through this great letter of the Apostle Paul, beginning in Philippians 1:12-27, Paul is essentially giving a missionary report. And then he breaks off from that missionary report in v. 27 to begin to exhort us to live the Christian life.

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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...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

September 9, 2007

Philippians 2:1-2

“Complete My Joy, With Unity”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. We have been working our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul, and we have said for the last few weeks as we've been looking at Philippians 1:27 and following,...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

September 2, 2007

Philippians 2:1-2

“Complete My Joy”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter two. Now, it's only taken you seventeen weeks to hear me say those words–Philippians 2!

The last time we were together we were in verses 29 and 30, and we were looking at this astounding, this...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

May 6, 2007

Philippians 1:3-5

“I Thank God for You”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians, chapter one, verses three to five. We began our study of Philippians last week. We noted some of the great themes in this book. For instance, we said that already...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

July 16, 2006

Acts 4:32-5:11

“To the End of the Earth (10): Field of Dreams”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

We’re looking at The Acts of the Apostles, and we come tonight to the section that begins in verse 32 of chapter 4, and we’ll be reading through into the fifth chapter and the narrative of Ananias and Sapphira.

This is God's holy, inerrant...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

June 11, 2006

Acts 2:42-47

To the End of the Earth How They Love One Another!

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me in the New Testament to The Acts of the Apostles. We began to look at the Book of Acts about a month ago, and we come now this evening to the closing section of chapter 2, and beginning at...

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