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Affliction in Verse

So why should we study the book of Job? Answer: We should study the book of Job because if yours is nothing more than a fair-weather faith, a Christianity that lives only in the constant sunshine, what will happen when the storm hits and the shadows obscure the light? Is your fear of God resilient and enduring even in those seasons when you are made to walk through...

Rewire

We have been working our way through Paul’s letter to the Corinthian Christians and Paul, in this letter, is responding to a number of concerns that have been sent to him for his input and instruction by the Corinthians themselves, but he’s also responding to reports that have reached him directly from people who have worshipped in that congregation. And in the section we are in now in...

The Servant

Now if you would please take a copy of God’s own holy Word in your hands.  As the children make their way to their children’s church this evening, turn with me to the prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 52, on page 613.  Isaiah 52.  We’re going to read from the thirteenth verse through the end of chapter 53.  Before we do, would you bow your heads with me as...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Well if you have your Bibles we can turn together to Colossians chapter 4.  We’ll be in verses 2 through 6 tonight.  This is the last section of the body of this letter to the Colossians before we get to some personal remarks from Paul next week.  I had a member of the church, Vic Clark, told me once of his nephew who works for Rolex and he...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now would you take your copies of the Scriptures in your hands and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, chapter 2.  Philippians chapter 2.  We’re going to read from verse 5 through verse 18.  You’ll find that on page 980 in God’s Word.  Before we read, let’s turn to Him together as we pray.  Let’s pray together.

To whom else can...

Please turn with me in your Bibles to 1 Samuel chapter 16.  1 Samuel chapter 16; it begins on page 238 in your church Bible.  And just before we read, something to consider. 

Seeking Significance in the External Things of this World

Many of you know this, but I have a three month old son named Marshall and since Marshall’s...

The Lord's Day Morning

February 24, 2013

“To Be Disciples: Living in the Strength of His Glorious Grace”

Titus 2:11-14

The Reverend Mr. Nathan D. Shurden

Boy I miss that choir! I want to tell you it gets better with each service. That is beautiful. What a joy it is to come home, to First Presbyterian Church, and to be here with you for this grand occasion, this...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

January 27, 2013

Not By Bread Alone

“Give Me Life. Strengthen Me in Sorrow. Enlarge My Heart.”

Psalm 119:25-32

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 going to be looking at the fourth section of this alphabetical psalm, working its way through...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 22, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Thief in the Night”

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

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 continue our way through this letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there, let me remind you that at...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

July 22, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Thief in the Night”

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

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 continue our way through this letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there, let me remind you that at...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 17, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Good Report of Faith and Love”

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 3 as we continue our way through this the first letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there to 1...

Living in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

June 17, 2012

“Living Life in Light of Jesus’ Return: A Good Report of Faith and Love”

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to 1 Thessalonians chapter 3 as we continue our way through this the first letter of the apostle Paul. As you’re turning there to 1...

The Lord's Day Morning

November 1, 2009

Stewardship Sunday

1 Timothy 6:6-8

“Godliness with Contentment is Great Gain”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

This morning we will look at 1 Timothy chapter 6, verses 6 to 8 this morning. This is the passage that our deacon-stewardship committee has chosen as the theme, or to draw the theme, of our stewardship season this year — “Godliness with Contentment is...

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

The Lord's Day Morning

May 25, 2008

Philippians 4:8-9

Fighting for Joy, Growing in Humility,

Knowing Christ and the Peace that Passes Understanding: A Study of Philippians

“Do As I Do”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Philippians 4:8-9. A couple of weeks ago we were looking at Philippians 3:17-4:1, and we said that...

1 Timothy

The Lord's Day Morning

October 24, 2004
I Timothy 6:11-16
“Fight the Good Fight”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to I Timothy, chapter six, and we’ll be reading from verse eleven through to the sixteenth verse. I Timothy 6:11-16. Before we read this passage together, let's look to God once again in prayer. Let us pray.

Our Father in heaven, we...

1 Timothy

The Lord's Day Morning

September 5, 2004

I Timothy 4:6-8

Spiritual Discipline

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Timothy, chapter four, verse six. Last time we were together in I Timothy 4:1-5, Paul reminded us that in the latter days, those days that we are now living in, the time between the first and second...

1 Timothy

The Lord's Day Morning

August 22, 2004
I Timothy 3:14-16
“The Mystery of Godliness”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Timothy, chapter three. We’re working our way through this book. In fact, we're working our way through the Pastoral Epistles, these three letters from Paul, a veteran pastor, church planter, evangelist and missionary, to a...

1 Timothy

The Lord's Day Morning

August 15, 2004

I Timothy 3:8-13

“What God Wants in Deacons”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to I Timothy, chapter three. We have been working our way through the Pastoral Epistles: First and Second Timothy, and Titus. We've just been in the book of First Timothy for the last few weeks, and...

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