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The Gospel of Mark

This is the last in a short series of parables that Jesus was teaching the crowds who have gathered around His ministry in Galilee and as verse 34 explains, these were public parables for the crowds that He would then explain and interpret privately to the disciples afterwards. The first twenty verses provide as an example of both the parable, the parable of the sower, and the private...

The Gospel of Mark

Let me list the three themes that we will be considering together in these verses this morning so that as we read it in a few moments you’ll have a sense of where we are going. First of all, I want you to notice in verses 7 through 12 how Mark sets up a contrast with the passage we considered last week in verses 1 to 6. There...

The Gospel of Mark

Today, however, we begin to consider Jesus’ ministry itself in a more direct fashion. And it’s fascinating, I think, I wonder if you’ll agree, that when Mark sets out to describe Jesus’ public ministry, the first thing he does is give us a summary of his preaching. Here’s why I think that’s important. As we read through Mark’s gospel and we ask the question, “Why did Jesus come...

If you would now please take your Bible and turn to Matthew chapter 9. It’s page 814 on your pew Bible. Tonight we’re going to read together verses 14 through 26 but we’re going to spend our time looking at verses 14 through 17. And let me remind you we’re actually picking up right where Pastor Billy Dempsey finished up last week. If you recall last week, he...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew 13.  We are looking at verses 44 through 46 today and you’ll find that on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Before we read God’s Word together would you turn with me to Him as...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew chapter 13, Matthew chapter 13.  Our attention this morning will be on the words of verses 31 through 35 and you’ll find that on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Before we read together let’s turn to God for His...

Training for Kingdom Living

Now let me invite you please to take your copies of God’s Word in hand and turn with me to the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13.  Matthew chapter 13 - on page 819 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  We’re going to be reading from the forty-fourth verse through verse fifty-two.  Before we do that, let’s turn to the Lord together for His help as...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

June 19, 2011

“Rejection”

Luke 20:9-18

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke chapter 20 as we continue our way through the gospel of Luke together.

Now let's look at Luke 20, verses 9 to 18. And remember, we're in the final week of Jesus’ life. This parable is told...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

April 3, 2011

“Entering the Kingdom of Heaven Like a Child”

Luke 18:15-17

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, let me invite you to turn with me to Luke chapter 18. We’re continuing our way through the gospel of Luke together, and we're looking at a short passage today in verses 15 to 17. As you’re turning to...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

February 20, 2011

“The Kingdom of God”

Luke 17:20-21

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, Luke chapter 17. Just two verses this morning. We want to look especially at this idea of the kingdom of God and make sure we understand that Jesus means by it. The kingdom of...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

October 10, 2010

Luke 13:18-21

“What Is the Kingdom of God Like?”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter 13 as we continue our way through the gospel together. In this passage Jesus tells two parables, two short stories describing what the kingdom of God is like.

We should be...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

January 3, 2010

Luke 9:1-9

“He called. He gave. He sent.”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

We’re looking at a passage in which Jesus commissions His disciples to preach the circuit, a short preaching assignment in the villages and towns in the area in which they presently found themselves. As we look at this passage I do want you to keep your eyes out...

Ezra

March 23, 2008

Ezra 4:1-24

“Opposition — 2”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me, if you would, to the book of Ezra, the book of Ezra. We are in the 4th chapter of the book of Ezra. We began last Lord's Day evening to...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

February 28, 2007

Numbers 6:1-21

“The Nazarites”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

This passage from Numbers 6 that we're going to study tonight…and we're not going to go through the whole chapter, because as some of you may know, maybe because you've read ahead, maybe because you remember the different contents of the books of the Bible and you know that Numbers 6 has a very important...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

November 20, 2005

Ephesians 2:19-22

“No Longer Strangers and Aliens”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter two, as we continue to work our way through this great book. I can remind you of where we were a couple of weeks...

Mark

The Lord's Day Evening

March 20, 2005
Mark 9:43-50
“Mortification, Jesus Style”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now as we continue this evening in the Gospel of Mark, where we have been these Lord's Day evenings for some time now, we come this evening to a section that closes the ninth chapter, beginning at verse 43, and reading through to the end of the chapter.

Before we read...

Mark

The Lord's Day Evening

March 13, 2005

Mark 9:38-42

“For or Against”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me to Mark's Gospel, over in the ninth chapter, and this evening we come to verses 38 through 42. Sometimes verse 42 is taken with the next section, but there are arguments in favor of keeping it with the section that we are going to be reading this evening.

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Mark

May 16th, 2004–pm

Mark 4:21-34 Speaking in Riddles

Dr. Derek Thomas

We come again this evening to the gospel of Mark. We are in chapter four, and tonight we uncover three more parables that Jesus spoke. Last Lord's Day evening we were listening to our Savior in the well-known parable of the sower, or the parable of the soils. Now in quick succession three more parables...

Mark

May 9th, 2004–pm

Mark 4:1-20 Gardening Tips

Dr. Derek Thomas

We come this evening to the gospel of Mark once again, and we come now to a section in the fourth chapter which contains at least four parables, the first of which we're going to look at this evening. That was actually the point of singing “Ye Sons of Earth Prepare the Plow,” the whole rendition...

Matthew

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 20.  The last time we were in the gospel of Matthew together, we began a new section in the book in which the work and character of our Lord are on display.  It's important for us to know that these words are just as important for us today as they were when...

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