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Rewire

When we were first married, my wife, Sheena, worked as a community nurse in a town called Airdrie between Glasgow and Edinburgh in central Scotland. And her job took her oftentimes into the homes of some quite poor families, usually to check up on newborn babies and their mothers. And one of the things that the practice she worked at would sometimes have to deal with was what...

How to Live in the Last Days

As you’re being seated, please turn with me in your Bibles to Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. We’ll be studying chapter 4, verses 1 through 8, of 1 Thessalonians this evening, and that’s found on page 987 if you’re using a pew Bible. Before we read this together, let’s pray and ask the Lord’s blessing.

Our great God, Father, Son, and...

The Reverend Mr. David Strain:  It’s my privilege to welcome to our pulpit Dr. Joel Beeke who is probably, I hope at least, well-known to many of you. He is a well-known author; his books have been an enormous source of encouragement to me. He is a well-known preacher and we are glad to have him come and open the Word of God to us tonight. Dr. Beeke.

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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 God’s holy Word in your hands and turn with me to the first letter of Peter, chapter 1. 1 Peter chapter 1. We are going to read from the twenty-second verse to the end of the chapter. Before we do, would you bow your heads with me as we pray together. Let’s pray.

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New Community

Now if you would please take a copy of God’s holy Word in your hands and turn with me to Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, chapter 4; page 977 in the church Bibles. As you will perhaps have noticed, the general title for our ongoing expositions in the book of Ephesians has been “New Community” because it’s been a major concern of the Apostle Paul to explore how...

A Faith Worth Fighting For

In the racks in front of you in the pews you’ll find copies of the Holy Scriptures. Let me invite you to take one in your hand and turn in it to the book of Jude, page 1027. You will find it useful once you’ve opened the Scriptures to keep them open as we study them together. Before we read them, however, would you bow your heads with...

A Faith Worth Fighting For

Now let me invite you if you would please to take a copy of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the book of Jude. If you’re not familiar with the book of Jude, turn to the very last book in the Bible, the book of Revelation, then turn back one book and you’re right there; the book of Jude. Page 1027 in our church...

Well tonight we are marking an occasion of special gravity and joy in the life of our congregation here at First Presbyterian Church. The installation of a new minister is an indication to us of the kindness of God in answer to our prayers. It’s a mark that the Lord wills to deploy His servant among us to administer His Word for our nurture and the salvation of...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Good evening.  It’s my pleasure to bring God’s Word this evening.  Today we are going to be in Colossians 3 so if you have your Bibles would you turn with me there?  To Colossians 3 - and we’re going to look at verses 1 through 11 as we continue our study.  Now before we read God’s Word let’s go to Him in prayer.

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Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

I’m glad everyone found us here tonight.  If you need a Bible, we have Bibles available over here, so feel free in the beginning here to slip up and grab some so you can follow along. We’re continuing our series on Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae. “Colossians - The Preeminence of Christ.”  That’s what we’re calling this Fall, midweek series.  And Paul, throughout this letter, is...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now if you would, take a copy of God’s Word in your hands and turn in it with me to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, chapter 3.  Philippians chapter 3.  We’re going to read from verse 12 through verse 9 of chapter 4.  You’ll find that on page 981.  Once you have your Bibles spread before you, let’s bow before God as we ask Him for help in...

Zechariah Part 2: The Coming King

Amen. Please be seated. Now if you would, take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me, once again, to the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 12 reading from the first verse. You’ll find that on page 798 if you’re reading along with us in the church Bibles. Zechariah chapter 12. Before we read God’s Word let’s turn with him together for his assistance as...

Side By Side: Gospel Partnership in Philippians

Now let me invite you to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands, and turn with me to the letter to the letter of the Philippians, please, chapter one. If you’re using one of the church Bible’s, you’ll find that on page nine hundred and eighty.  Our attention will be on the words of verses 9-11.  We’re going to read some of the context.  We’ll read...

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now if you would, take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the book of Zechariah, chapter 8, page 796 in the church Bible.  Zechariah chapter 8.  We’re going to be reading and considering the whole chapter together.  Before we do that, would you join me as we turn to God for His help in prayer.  Let us all pray.

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Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now if you would, take your Bibles and turn with me to the prophecy of Zechariah, chapter 6.  Zechariah chapter 6 on page 795 in the church Bibles. We’re going to be looking at verses 9 through the end of the chapter.  Before we do that, we do need to ask for God’s help, so would you bow your heads with me as we pray?

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Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now let me invite you again to take your copies of God’s Word in hand and turn with me this time to the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 5.  Zechariah chapter 5 - you’ll find it on page 794 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Zechariah chapter 5, page 794.  Before we read the Word of God let’s ask for God to help us understand it and...

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