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Behold, A Throne

Richard Bewes, in his brilliant little commentary on the book of Revelation, tells the story of a trip he made to Sweden. He was traveling from the mainland to the islands of Tjorn and Orust. “To get there,” he said, “you have to pass over the famous and very beautiful, Tjorn Bridge. On this occasion, however, I was unable to use the bridge; it was down. A tanker...

If you would turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Kings chapter 11; it’s found on page 317 in your pew Bibles. One of the songs we’ve sung over the last few days and weeks, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” you know the first line, “O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie.” That couldn’t be true, could it? We know what...

Our Scripture tonight is from Psalm 126; Psalm 126. It’s in your pew Bible on page 517-518 so if you’d turn with me there. And before I read, let us go to the Lord together in prayer. Let’s pray.

Heavenly Father, we pray that You will strengthen us by Your Spirit through Your Word this evening. Give us eyes to see Christ by faith....

We turn tonight to 2 Chronicles chapter 14. “The Times They Are A Changin’” - that was the title and the refrain of a 1963 song written by Bob Dylan. The lyrics speak of the changes that were occurring in the culture of his time and the need to get on board with those changes. In that song Dylan wrote the following. He says, “Come mothers and fathers...

God Rescues

Now if you would please take a copy of the Holy Scriptures in your hands and turn with me to the book of Exodus chapter 17. If you are using one of our church Bibles you will find that on page 59. We have been working our way through the book of Exodus and after a short break we’re back now in chapter 17. Before we read it...

God Remembers

Now if you would, take your Bibles and turn please to the book of Exodus, chapter 13. If you’re using one of our church Bibles, you’ll find that on page 55; Exodus 13. We’re going to read from verse 17 through the end of the chapter. Before we do, let’s bow our heads as we pray together.

O Lord our God, would You please send us...

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to Psalm 136.  We read it together earlier responsively; we’ll not read it again now, but if you would open your Bibles to Psalm 136.  In the church Bibles you’ll find that on page 520.  Psalm 136.

The Object and the Ultimate Reason for our Thankfulness

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Salvation Belongs to the Lord

Now take your Bibles in hand please and turn to Jonah chapter 4, page 775 in our church Bibles.  Jonah chapter 4.  Before we read let’s turn to God together as we pray.  Let’s pray.

O Lord, You have given to us this treasure in earthen vessels, this Gospel - precious, wonderful, arresting, glorious, good news for the world.  We confess to You, our...

Salvation Belongs to the Lord

Now if you would, take your copies of God’s holy Word in your hands and turn to the prophecy of Jonah, Jonah chapter 1.  You’ll find that on page 774 in the church Bibles.  Jonah chapter 1.  Before we read the Word of God together let’s pray.

The grass withers and the flowers fade but the Word of the Lord endures forever.  We believe...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now let me invite you please your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, chapter one—Philippians one.  Our attention will be on the words of verses 12-18, but we’ll read from verse 12 to the end of the chapter just to give us some context, and see the flow of the argument as Paul develops it in these opening sections of...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

April 19, 2009

Communion Sunday

Luke 4:1-13

“Tempted, Tried but Never Failing”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

CALL TO WORSHIP: O come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care. Let us worship Him.

Our Lord and our God, we...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

August 26, 2007

Acts 25:1-12

To the Ends of the Earth

“Porcius Festus”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now as we come to Acts 25, you remember two weeks ago Paul is in prison; and he is in prison in the barracks of the garrison that is stationed in Caesarea, and under the authority of Governor Felix. And we ended the portion that we...

To the End of the Earth

The Lord's Day Evening

May 28, 2006

Acts 2:14-41

“The ‘This is That’ Sermon ”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to The Acts of the Apostles, and the second chapter, and I'm going to read from verse 14 through to verse 41, and before we do so, let's pray.

Our Father, we thank You again for the Scriptures that holy men of old wrote...

2 Timothy

The Lord's Day Morning

February 13, 2005
II Timothy 1:1-7
“A Spirit of Power, Love, and Discipline”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Turn with me to II Timothy, chapter one. We have been working through the three pastoral letters of Paul — I Timothy, Titus, and now II Timothy — for some months now on Lord's Day mornings, on and off. We've taken them out of the order...

Exodus

God Remembered His Covenant Exodus 2:23-25

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Exodus, chapter 2, to the end of the chapter, beginning in verse 23. In Exodus, chapter 2, verses 23 through 25 we continue a story that we’ve been looking at for a number of weeks now. As we have looked at God’s dealings in the book...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 47:1-31 The Land of Goshen

If you have your Bibles, I would ask you to turn to Genesis 47, as we continue to work through this glorious book of Moses. We are really coming to a section which is the beginning of the end. The last couple of weeks, we have exalted in this providential reunion engineered by God, in this family which had...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 46:1-34 Israel in Egypt

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Genesis 46 as we continue our study through the book of Genesis and in particular the life of Joseph. The last time we were together, the tension in the story of Joseph reached its crescendo and we exalted in the reconciliation accomplished by the Lord and...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 44:1-34 A Cup in the Sack

If you have Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Genesis 44, as we continue through our study of Joseph. We have noted throughout the over-arching theme of God's providence, not only does the Lord tell us in the story of Joseph, how Israel wound up in Egypt, not only does He tell us how...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 43:1-34

The Brothers Return to Egypt

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Genesis 43. We have said several times as we have worked through the life of Joseph together that two over-arching purposes in God's providence are apparent as we read the history of Joseph. First of all, the story of Joseph tells us how...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 40:1-23 Joseph Imprisoned

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 40. As we have been looking these last few weeks in the life of Joseph it has struck us that in the overarching scheme of what God is doing in the life of Joseph, He is on the one hand telling us here in these passages...

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