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You’ll notice there’s not a single word of prayer in Psalm 103. Psalm 103 is not addressed to God. To whom is this psalm addressed? Verse 1, you’ll see actually it begins and ends the same way, verse 1, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul.” Verse 20, “Bless the Lord, O you...

"This man receives sinners and eats with them." You can almost hear the disgust and the irritation in the voices of the Pharisees as they grumbled against Jesus. There's contempt in their insult because they're trying to ruin Jesus' reputation; they're trying to discredit Him. And this is not an isolated incident, is it? There was a pattern of mistreatment on the part of the Pharisees against Jesus...

Fifteen years ago, Hans Mumm was given a really difficult assignment. Hans Mumm was a civilian but he worked in the Defense Intelligence Service and the Iraq War had just begun. The intelligence community had identified the fifty most important targets, people, in Iraq. The conviction was, that in order to win the war, these fifty men had to be either captured or killed; one way or another...

What a passage! And when we come to a passage like this, the temptation for us is to really get taken up in the fact that this man is demon possessed and to really focus on that. And sure, we’ve got things, as we’re going to see, that we can learn from this man, but the focus of this passage is not the demon possessed man; the focus...

Stories that Stick

Please turn with me in your Bibles to the gospel of Luke, in chapter 15. You’ll find it on page 875 if you’re using a pew Bible. Just a quick note. Our senior minister, David Strain, is on vacation with his family this week so please be in prayer for them that they would be refreshed and that the Lord would bring them back safely. Before I pray...

First let me say thank you. Wiley and I, we were kind of laughing about how ridiculous this all is. It’s like y’all put the kids in charge of church today! And it is; it is funny! But I really did, in two ways, before anything I wanted to say thank you, and first on a personal level. I love this church. It’s amazing to look out and...

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Genesis chapter 27.  Genesis chapter 27.  It begins on page 21 in the church Bible.  And before we read, something to consider.  This passage we are about to read, it may feel very distant from us.  This is a strange passage.  Someone after the eight-thirty service said, “That was a strange passage for Thanksgiving week.”  It’s a strange passage, but...

Scandalous Grace: Jesus' Meals with Sinners

Well after a week break from the Mission Conference we’re picking up The Scandalous Grace series as David has already told you this evening.  Last time we were here together for this meeting Ralph Kelley looked at the meal that Jesus shared with Zacchaeus, who was a short, despised tax-collector, a notorious sinner, and we saw the grace of God in that narrative.  Tonight we’re going to look...

Glory in His Face

This evening we are continuing in our series called, “Glory in His Face.”  We’re thinking about the person and work of Christ.  And we began by wrestling with the Bible’s teaching about the union of deity and humanity in the one person of Christ.  And then last time, we were thinking together about Christ our compassionate Savior.  This evening, I want to begin to think less about His...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 2, 2006

Ephesians 4:7-13

“To Each One Grace Was Given”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 4, as we continue to make our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Ephesus and to us.

Let me remind you, if you have the outline...


The Lord's Day Evening

May 29, 2005
Mark 10:46-52
“Lord, Have Mercy”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to Mark's Gospel, and chapter ten, and beginning at verse 46. It is the story of “Blind Bartimaeus”.

Now, this is a story that occurs in all three of the Synoptic Gospels. It occurs not just here in Mark, but also in Luke, and also in Matthew....


Joshua 23 Joshua's Farewell Speech

Joshua is about 100 years old, but he's not too old to preach sermons. In fact, in the closing chapters of the book of Joshua he preaches three sermons. And Joshua is dying as he lived. The concerns that have been Joshua's burden all of his life are still the same concerns and burdens with which he departs from this life. There is...


Joshua 9 When God Makes Up for Our Stupidity

The people of God can do the most stupid things. There is a story of a man from Utah who married a woman after courting her in an AOL chatroom for six months. He proposed and she accepted. They met briefly, twice. The wedding took place in April 1996. Present at the ceremony in the Ritz Carlton Hotel were...


Grace Under Fire Romans 6:15-18

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn to Romans 6. We’re going to be looking at Romans 6, verses 15 through 18 today. I’d like to remind you of a couple of things before we read this passage. From Romans, chapter 3 through 5, Paul has especially reminded us that our forgiveness, our acceptance with God is...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 35:1-9 From Jacob to Israel

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 35. Tonight we come to a portion of the life of Jacob in which we are drawing towards the close of Moses’ focus on him as one of the patriarchs. It's interesting, for most of his adult life Isaac, his father, has continued to...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Sarah Protected

The Promises of God (The Life of Abraham)


Genesis 20:1-18

Sarah Protected

Well, for the last two weeks we have dwelt in the abyss of sin and judgment in Genesis 19 and tonight we climb out. But the view that greets us in Genesis 20 is hard. The father of the faithful when last we saw him was fervently interceding for those who were under judgment and condemnation and then was silently...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

The Disgrace of Lot

The Promises of God ( The Life of Abraham)

Part XII

Genesis 19:30-38

The Disgrace of Lot

Two weeks ago as we looked at Genesis 18, we saw the Lord reveal to Abraham His plan to bring judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah, the cities of the plain, because of the wickedness, because of the outcries that had come up to the Lord through the wickedness of those places. And we watched Abraham intercede faithfully for...

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