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We’ve been going through a Sunday evening series on the book of Proverbs and the wisdom that we find there. And I think it was Cory who defined wisdom in this way. He said, “Wisdom is knowing how to life and what to do when there are no rules telling you what to do.” So we looked at Proverbs and the wisdom it gives us regarding life and...

New Community

Now if you would please take your own copy of Holy Scripture in your hands or turn in one of the church Bibles with me to the book of Ephesians, chapter 4; Ephesians chapter 4. If you’re using a church Bible it’s on page 978. You will remember in chapters 1 to 3 Paul gives us what you might call the largely theological section of his letter dealing...

Now if you would please take a copy of the holy Scriptures in your hands and turn with me to Matthew’s gospel, chapter 10.  Matthew chapter 10, page 814 in the church Bibles.  The words of our theme for our stewardship season you will find in the second half of verse 8.  In our translation is reads, “You received without paying; give without pay.”  In the New International...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now let me invite you to turn with me in your own copy of God’s Word or take one of the church Bibles and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  We’ve come this morning to our concluding sermon as we’ve worked through Paul’s letter.  Pray for me as we begin to turn our attention to the next series, the book of Exodus, which we shall...

If you have your  Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to the book of Proverbs.  We’re going to take a break this morning from our series in the book of Hebrews to look at the text that has been chosen by the deacon stewardship committee for our theme verse for Commitment Sunday.  Today is the Lord’s Day on which we make our commitments to the support...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 4, 2012

“Happy Giving: Because You Want To”

2 Corinthians 9:5-7

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Corinthians chapters 8 and 9. The stewardship committee has chosen 2 Corinthians 9 verse 7 as our theme verse this year: “Each one must give as he has decided in his...

The Lord's Day Morning

February 5, 2012

Giving That Hurts

2 Corinthians 8:9

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

I want us to think this morning about giving and giving to missions and tonight, even though there's something else that's a distraction today, but tonight at church, at six o’clock, we're going to think about going and the commission of Jesus to go into missions. But this...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

May 8, 2011

“Kingdom Investments”

Luke 19:11-27

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Luke 19. We’re going to be looking at verses 11 to 27. In my old New American Standard Version this parable is called “The Parable of Money Usage.” Perhaps in the Bible that you’re looking at...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

November 28, 2010

Luke 14:7-24

“Why was I a Guest?”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke chapter 14. We’re going to be looking at verses 7 to 24 today. And as you get to that passage in your Scripture, I'd like you to take your hymnals back out and turn right...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

November 21, 2010

2 Samuel 8:1-18

“With Liberty and Justice for All”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 8; 2 Samuel chapter 8. Last time when we were in Samuel, we were in chapter 7, one of the most important chapters in the Old Testament, because it's the chapter in which we find the...

Nehemiah

The Lord's Day Evening

October 5, 2008

Nehemiah 5:14-19

“Generosity: But Was It the Right Motive?”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Now turn with me if you would to the book of Nehemiah, chapter 5, and we're going to be reading from verse 14 to the end of the chapter. Now before we read the Scriptures together, let's look to God in prayer.

Lord God,...

Numbers

The Lord's Day Evening

September 2, 2007

Numbers 18:1-32

“Levites’ Duties and Priestly Portion”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers, chapter 18. For those of you who haven't been with us on Wednesday nights working through this great book, we have called this series “With God in the Wilderness,” and we've...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

April 18, 2007

Numbers 7:1-89

“Offerings of the Leaders”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

We’re in Numbers 7 tonight,. It's been a month since we've been in the book of Numbers. Numbers 7 is the longest chapter in the Bible, with the exception of Psalm 119, if you want to count that as a chapter. So what I've done is I've provided you an outline on two...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

March 21, 2007

Numbers 6:22-27

“The Total Blessing”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

Fourth, appreciate the context of this. Before this blessing is given, the children of Israel are assembled, getting ready to leave on a dangerous journey across the desert. Many of them were going to die in the wilderness. They were going to be assaulted by enemies. They were going to face thirst and starvation....

The Lord's Day Evening

February 25, 2007

II Corinthians 9:1-11

Missions Conference 2007 An Investment That Always Works

Dr. Douglas F. Kelly

Well, again, it has been a very great personal joy for me and for my wife Caroline to be back with you in such a well-loved place where God has blessed us so much in...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

January 7, 2007

Acts 11:19-30

To The End of the Earth Call Them ‘Christians!’

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to The Acts of the Apostles. We’re now in chapter 11. As it so happens in the providence of God, this passage is a bridging passage between what has gone before and, in many ways, what is about to...

Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 76. We've already commented that Psalm 74 and 75 are tied together. Psalm 74 ends with a plea for God to rise up and defend His own cause (in the 22nd verse), and Psalm 75 contemplates the confidence of the believer at the very thought of the coming of God's judgment, whereas Psalm...

Leviticus

The Lord's Day Evening

October 3, 2004
Leviticus 2
“In Defense of Carbohydrates: The Grain Offering”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Leviticus, chapter two. Last week we began our study of this great book which sets forth the quest for holiness, and in the first seven chapters we commented that we encounter five great offerings,...

1 Timothy

The Lord's Day Morning

September 29, 2004
I Timothy 5:1-16
“Caring for the Church”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to First Timothy, chapter five. We've been working through this book of First Timothy as part of a larger study of three letters often called “the Pastoral Epistles”: I Timothy, II Timothy, and Titus. We've noted how...

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