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Resources on Atonement

First is the guilt of the righteous. The righteous, the righteous one is Jesus. Jesus is the one who knew no sin. He knew no sin. There is nothing in Jesus that is selfish. There is nothing in Jesus that is unloving or impatient or rash. Everything about Jesus is pure and holy and spotless and upright. There is in the Biblical portraits of Jesus a captivating beauty...

If you would take a copy of God’s Word in your hands, you’ll find them in the pew racks in front of you if you don’t have your own Bible with you, and open it to the book of Psalms, Psalm 51 on page 474 in the church Bibles. Tonight and next week we’ll be considering the message of this psalm together and I want you to notice...

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Word and turn with me to the prophecy of Zechariah chapter 3, Zechariah chapter 3, which you will find on page 794 if you’re reading with me in one of the church Bibles.  Before we read, let me remind you a little bit about the context and then we’ll pray and then we’ll read the Word of God...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 10 as we continue our way through this letter. The theme has echoed throughout the book that Jesus is a better Savior. He’s a better priest. He’s a better sacrifice. He’s the better mediator of a better covenant. And especially as we’ve looked at Hebrews 8, 9, and 10, the explanation of why...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Esther chapter 5.  You’ll find that on page 413 if you’re using one of the church Bibles - Esther chapter 5.  Before we read God’s Word will you bow your heads with me as we pray together?

Our Father, we need the help of the Holy Spirit by whose  agency the...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

November 27, 2011

“On The Sabbath They Rested”

Luke 23:50-56

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke 23. We’re going to be looking at verses 50 to 56 today, so we’ll come to the end of the chapter as we continue our way through the gospel of Luke. We've been...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

November 20, 2011

“Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit”

Luke 23:44-49

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke chapter 23 as we continue to make our way through the gospel of Luke. The last two times before this time we've been together we've been in a passage in...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

October 16, 2011

“Before Herod and Pilate”

Luke 23:6-25

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke chapter 23. We’re going to be looking at verses 6 to 25 together. I would invite you, as you’re turning there, to look immediately prior to this section that we're going to read, and...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“To God Be the Glory”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Derek Thomas, and Dr. Bill Wymond

Dr. Wymond: Good morning! This is “Hymns of the Faith,” brought to you by Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… Here with “Hymns of...

Ezra

The Lord's Day Evening

May 11, 2008

Ezra 6:19-22

“Passover — Passed Over”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to the book of Ezra. The book of Ezra of course in our English canon occurs fairly early on, but historically of course it occurs right at the end, almost at...

Numbers

The Lord's Day Evening

September 9, 2007

Numbers 19:1-22

“The Red Heifer”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Please be seated. If you have your Bibles before you, turn to Numbers 19.

Let me invite you to turn to the New Testament to I Corinthians 10, and let me just remind you of a couple of things.

First of all, the song that we have just sung is really...

Mark

The Lord's Day Evening

April 9, 2006
Mark 15:33-41
“Calvary”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

We come once again to Mark's Gospel, and we're in chapter 15, beginning this evening to read at verse 33, and we’ll be reading through to the end of the chapter. Before we do so, let's once again come before God in prayer.

O Lord our God, we humble ourselves in Your presence....

Mark

“The Lord's Day Evening

March 26, 2006
Mark 15:1-15
“Suffered Under Pontius Pilate”
The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again in the Gospel of Mark, as we come now this evening to the fifteenth chapter and we now move into the final day in the earthly life of Jesus. We’re going to be reading Mark 15, and we're going to read together...

Mark

The Lord's Day Evening

February 5, 2006
Mark 14:32-42
“Dark Gethsemane”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, in the Gospel of Mark to chapter 14. And I need to explain, in passing over the section from verse 26-31...this is the foretelling by Jesus of Peter's denial. The reason I'm doing that is because I'm going to come back to it later. In...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 24, 2005

Ephesians 1:7-8

“Abundant Grace”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one, as we continue to study through this great letter of the Apostle Paul; a letter which, of course, ultimately comes to us by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is addressed to every...

Leviticus

Wednesday Evening
May 25, 2005
Leviticus 17:1-16
“Power in the Blood”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Leviticus, chapter 17. This is a strange chapter. It's a chapter that talks a lot about animal blood, and how the Old Testament people of God were to think of and treat animal blood. You may wonder why the...

Leviticus

Wednesday Evening
May 11, 2005
Leviticus 16:1-34
“Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

This is an extraordinarily rich passage. It's a passage which deals with the Day of Atonement and the ritual that was required of the high priest before he engaged in the other rituals that were attendant upon the Day of Atonement. This was the yearly, the annual feast at which...

Leviticus

Wednesday Evening
April 27, 2005
Leviticus 14:1-57
“Amazing Remedies”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Leviticus, chapter 14. Sometimes you get to passages in the Bible that are unfamiliar, and they’re difficult; and you study them, and you come away from them still not quite sure what the Lord is saying to you, having studied...

Mark

The Lord's Day Evening

April 10, 2005
Mark 10:1-12
“Rent Asunder”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Please be seated. Before we look at the Scriptures together this evening (and they will be from the tenth chapter of Mark's Gospel), let's look to God in prayer. Let us pray.

Our gracious God and ever blessed Father, You have bid us come to You in prayer to make our wants...

Mark

The Lord's Day Evening January 16, 2005

Mark 8:31-38 “Cross Purposes”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now we turn once again to the Gospel of Mark. We picked it up last Sunday evening after a short break during the month of December, and we came to the enormously important section that's a turning point in the Gospel of Mark, as it is in the Gospel of Matthew, to...

Leviticus

The Lord's Day Evening

January 2, 2005
Leviticus 7:1-10
“Blood on the Altar”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you’ll open your Bibles to Leviticus chapter one. If you’ll look at chapter one, for instance, we studied there the burnt offering, the offering that is called the holocaust, that is entirely consumed in the fire. And when we studied Leviticus 1, we saw that that offering taught us...

Leviticus

The Lord's Day Evening

November 28, 2004

Leviticus 6:24-30

“Slain Before the Lord: The Sin Offering”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Leviticus, chapter six. Last week we were looking at Leviticus 6:19-23, and at the priestly grain offering. And we saw several things in that passage of note. First of all, the emphasis on consecration:...

Leviticus

The Lord's Day Evening

November 7, 2004
Leviticus 6:8-13
“Keep the Fire Burning: The Burnt Offering”
The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Leviticus, chapter six. The last time

we were together in Leviticus–at least, you and I–was back on October 17. Now, Derek was with you looking at that transition, the final offering described...

Leviticus

The Lord's Day Evening

October 10, 2004
Leviticus 3:1-17
“The Sacrifice of Peace: The Fellowship Offering”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I invite you to turn with me to Leviticus, chapter three As we began our study of the Book of Leviticus, we observed a number of things about the structure of this book. The first half deals with the various sacrifices, the ordination of the priests, and...

Leviticus

The Lord's Day Evening

September 26, 2004
 
Leviticus 1:1-17
“The Burnt Offering”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III
 

If you have your Bibles, turn with me to the third book of the Old Testament, the third of Moses’ five books, or The Pentateuch–the book of Leviticus. Tonight we begin a study in this...

1 John

Turn with me to 1 John, and look at chapter 1 before we begin to look at chapter 2. If you don't have your Bibles, the pew Bible is available to you, and 1 John is towards the end of the New Testament right before the book of Revelation and before the book of Jude and, of course, 2nd and 3rd John, and so right towards...

Exodus

Exodus 30:1-38 A Sweet Smell for the Lord

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn to Exodus chapter 30. Let's begin with reading Exodus chapter 30: 1-10.

“Moreover, you shall make an altar as a place for burning incense; you shall make it of acacia wood. Its length shall be a cubit, and its width a cubit, it shall be...

Exodus

Exodus 29:1-46 Preparations for Priests

We have been looking at this section of Exodus that runs from Exodus 24 through 40, with one interruption in 32, 33, and 34. This whole passage has to do with the right worship of God. Now you maybe wondering about that interruption, we’ll get there early next year God willing. And that interruption is about wrong worship. So the...

Romans

Romans 3:21-26 (3) Atonement and Justification

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Romans, chapter 3, as we continue to look at this great passage from Romans 3:21-26 in which Paul begins to set forth the good news. Over and over we’ve said in Romans 1 and 2, and the first part of Romans 3 from Romans 1:18 to...

Matthew

If your Bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew, chapter 26, the 57th verse, as we continue our study through the gospel of Matthew. All along in our study of Matthew 26 we have said that this chapter is a prelude to the death of Christ. In our last study we saw the betrayal of Christ by Judas and the desertion of Christ by the...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you turn with me to Matthew chapter 26. We’re now entering a new section of the gospel of Matthew as we continue our study through this glorious gospel. This chapter contains of course the prelude to the death of Christ. A few individuals leap out of the pages of history with more profound irony attached to them than the Lord Jesus...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

The Lord Will Provide

The Promises of God (The Life of Abraham)

Part XVI

Genesis 22:1-24 The Lord Will Provide

Now if you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 22. Surely we realize tonight that we have come to holy ground when we come to this passage. This passage is unique in all the scriptures. F.B. Meyer rightly said of it: “So long as men live in this world, they will turn...

Matthew

If you have your bibles I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 20. The first 16 verses of this great chapter contain the parable of the landowner. When we studied it a couple of weeks ago together, we said that that parable is basically a gigantic illustration of the very last verse of Matthew chapter 19, verse 30: Many who are...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 16.  As you will recall in our study of Matthew 16 and the first 12 verses of this passage, we see Jesus rebuke the Pharisees and the scribes and warn His disciples against their teaching.  And then in verses 13 through 20, we see a confession by Peter which represents the view of...

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