The Lord's Day Evening July 4, 2004
Psalm 23 “Whose Will is it Anyway?”
Dr. Derek Thomas
I do begin a new series this evening, a topical series of sermons on the subject of “Guidance.” We’re all, in one form or another, troubled, perplexed, by the issue of guidance. I think young people, especially, are troubled especially over one aspect of guidance as to their vocation, who they...
I read the story this week of George and Dorothy Doughty. They met and were married shortly after Dorothy lost her first husband in World War II and from that day until the day they died – they both died within ten hours of one another – from that day to the day they died, they never spent a single day apart. For sixty-eight years, they were together...
I want you to have some sense of what kind of story this is. The Christian message centers on the fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It’s not a metaphor or a symbol for some abstract spiritual experience. It’s not a myth concocted by the religiously deranged or a deception deployed by the strong to manipulate the weak. It is a fact of...
Let's take our Bibles and continue this worship of our risen God as we take His holy and infallible word and turn to the Gospel of Luke. It is the 24th chapter of the Gospel of Luke, and as you open your Bibles, you would understand again that the word resurrection means “life from the dead,” “life from the dead.” That's why on this day we celebrate...
The Lord's Day MorningApril 9, 2006 Communion Sunday
“Why Christ Gifted the Church”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III
Please open your Bibles to Ephesians, chapter four, as we continue working our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul to the church of Ephesus, and to us, since “all Scripture is given by inspiration and is profitable for our reproof and correction, and training...
2 Samuel 11 Why is Bathsheba so Attractive to Older Men?
Now turn with me, if you would, in your Bibles to 2 Samuel 11, and hear now the word of God. 2 Samuel 11
Our Father in heaven, many of us here have read this chapter many, many times, and we still find it hard to believe, that the prince, your servant David, could sin in this...
April 13, 2005
“Why is this in the Bible? — Skin Diseases and Mildew (!)”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III
I'd invite you to turn with me to Leviticus 13. This is a long chapter. Leviticus has some short chapters, and then it has some long chapters. Leviticus 12 was just eight verses, but Leviticus 13 is 59 verses and it's very specific material,...
The Lord's Day Evening
January 30, 2011
“Rape - Why is this Story in the Bible?”
2 Samuel 13:1-21
The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 13. One of the benefits of consecutive expository preaching - preaching through books of the Bible - is that you have to talk about things that you wouldn't want to talk...
Christmas Eve Family Carol Service
December 24, 2012
“Why Did Jesus Come at Christmas Time?”
The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III
If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians chapter 5 verse 2, if you don't, there are pew Bibles in front of you and I'd invite you to...