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As you are sitting down, please take your Bibles and turn together to the letter of James, towards the end of the New Testament. It’s found on page 1011 if you are you using the pew Bible, 1011. We’ve been working our way through the book of James this summer and more properly, the first chapter of the book of James, and we’re in verses 17...

Collision

Now if you would please take your copies of God’s Holy Word in your hands and turn with me to the prophecy of Malachi. Malachi chapter 2, page 802, in the church Bibles if you’re using one of our church Bibles. Malachi chapter 2, at the seventeenth verse. We’ll be reading through verse 15, of chapter 3. Before we read together, let’s bow our heads as...

God Remembers

Do please turn with me in your copies of the Holy Scriptures to the book of Exodus, chapter 3, page 46 if you’re using one of our church Bibles.  Exodus chapter 3.  When you have your Scriptures open before you, would you bow your heads with me as we pray?  Let’s pray together.

Lord, You came and confronted Moses on the mountain long ago...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

May 12, 2013

Not by Bread Alone “My Flesh Trembles for Fear of You” Psalm 119:113-120

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119.В We’re going to be looking at the stanza that runs from verses 113 to 120 tonight. And even though the word is...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

 

March 24, 2013

 

Not by Bread Alone

“Back to the First Truths”

Psalm 119:73-80

 

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

 

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’re looking at the tenth section of this psalm. Each of the eight...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

March 17, 2013

Not by Bread Alone

“It was Good to be Afflicted?”

Psalm 119:65-72

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, would you to turn with me to Psalm 119? We’re going to be looking, as Bill said, at verses 65 to 72. By the way, the choir sounded so good tonight...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

October 21, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: Early Benediction”

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2, if you’ll look with me at the last two verses in that chapter. You will notice immediately it's just one sentence; these two verses comprise...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 145. As you turn there, I would mention that this is the last of the psalms of David. We've gotten to that point in the Psalter. And it's an acrostic psalm, like seven others that we find in the Psalter. That is, each of its stanzas begins with a consecutive letter of the Hebrew...

Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus' Return

The Lord's Day Morning

September 2, 2012

“Enduring Trials in Light of Jesus’ Return: More than Hello”

2 Thessalonians 1:1-2

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you’ll turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Thessalonians, we’ll begin together a new series. We've been working together through 1 Thessalonians for a number of months and we concluded that study last Lord's Day, and so today we...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Morning

March 4, 2012

“175 and Counting: What's at Stake in the Beginning?”

Genesis 1:1

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis chapter 1. We’re going to give our attention today to one particular verse and the truths that we learn from it. Genesis 1:1. It provides such an important foundation...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 23, 2010

1 Samuel 29-30

“David's Trial”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me in 1 Samuel to chapter 29. And in addition to chapter 29 as your bulletin suggests I'm also this evening going to be looking at chapter 30. I think these two chapters just belong together and trying to separate them was just not working for me. Now...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

January 17, 2010

1 Samuel 17

“David and Goliath: Getting Past the Story — Almost!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Our help is in the name of the Lord who made the heavens and the earth. Let us worship God.

Lord Jesus Christ we crown you Lord of all. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Maker of all that...

The Best Chapter in the Bible

The Lord's Day Morning

August 2, 2009

“Golden Chain”

Romans 8:28-30

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Lord our God, we praise You for all the great things that You have done in calling us and regenerating us, forgiving us our sins, bringing us into union and communion with Jesus Christ. Our hearts brim up and well over with thanksgiving to You, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for all...

Encounters with Jesus

The Lord's Day Evening

June 7, 2005

Matthew 15:21-28

“The Syrophoenician Woman”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew 15, and we will be reading in a moment from verse 21 through to verse 28. We begin tonight a series of sermons, studies of encounters that Jesus had with various people. It's designed to be a series that particularly focuses on evangelism,...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 10, 2009

I Samuel 6:1-7:2

“Do Not Touch!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

We are going to look tonight at chapter 6 and the opening two verses — at least the opening verse of chapter 7. This morning as I was listening to Ligon's exposition in Luke, it occurred to me on several levels that there were connections between that sermon this morning...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 12, 2009

EASTER SUNDAY Evening

I Samuel 5:1-12

“Is God Safe?”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me to I Samuel, chapter five. Before we read this passage together, let's go to God in prayer.

O Lord our God, we bow again in the majesty of Your presence. We come before You thankful that You have given to us a Bible. You've...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

March 15, 2009

I Samuel 2:1-11

“Rejoicing in the Lord”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to I Samuel 2. Our reading tonight is going to consist of the first eleven verses, the song of praise and thanksgiving that Hannah sings in the temple at Shiloh. You remember last week we began to look at this great book...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor”

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church Jackson, Mississippi With

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

Dr. Duncan: Thank you, Bill Wymond. Good morning, this is Ligon Duncan and Derek Thomas, good morning to you.

Dr. Thomas: Good morning.

Dr. Duncan: It's great to be with you two friends on Hymns of the Faith and...

Psalms

The Lord's Day Evening

December 28, 2008

Psalm 90

“How Christians Should Approach the New Year”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me to the Ninetieth Psalm…Psalm 90. We are taking a break for this Lord's Day evening from our study in the book of Nehemiah. This is the last Sunday evening service of 2008, and I thought it might be...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Before Jehovah's Awesome Throne”

Psalm 100

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 now with...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “Give to Our God Immortal Praise”

Psalm 103

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.”

Dr....

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“O Worship the King”

Psalm 104

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 Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of the Faith.”… And now here with...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“The Lord's My Shepherd”

Psalm 23

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...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “This is My Father's World”

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.”… And now here with...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

"Holy, Holy, Holy”

Revelation 4, Isaiah 6

A Presentation of First Presbyterian Church

Jackson, Mississippi

With

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

Dr. Wymond: 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.” …. And now here...

Numbers

The Lord's Day Evening

April 6, 2008

Numbers 33:1-49

With God in the Wilderness

From Egypt to Jordan”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated.

When we started our series on the book of Numbers all those months ago back on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, we admitted that Numbers is probably not one of your top ten favorite Bible books. In fact, some of you may...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!”

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.” And now...

Numbers

The Lord's Day Evening

November 4, 2007

Numbers 22:1-21

“Conspiracy to Curse”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you’ll open your Bibles to Numbers 22, we’ll be looking at verses 1 to 21 together tonight as we continue to make our way through Moses’ great book of the wilderness journey. The next three chapters of Numbers contain some of this book's finest literary material and theological teaching. The...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Lamentations 3:22, 23

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 Faith” brought to you by First Presbyterian Church. The minister of First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned for “Hymns of Faith.”…And now here with “Hymns of Faith”...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

Psalm 46:1

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 First Presbyterian Church. The minister of the First Presbyterian Church is Dr. Ligon Duncan. Stay tuned...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith

“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Psalm 90

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.”

...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

August 1, 2007

Numbers 13:1-33

“Spies in the Land”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

The spies are in the land and they discover giants, and it is dismaying to them. John Bunyan leads us to sing about that in that hymn, even as Moses leads us to lament the way the children of Israel responded to this particular challenge.

This is one of those pivotal passages...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

February 7, 2007

Numbers 5:1-11

“Defiled”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, turn with me to Numbers 5; and if you don't, there should be a sheet somewhere near you on one of the tables that has a copy of the whole of the chapter of

Numbers 5. I want to say ahead of time that though I began today expecting to preach...

Numbers

Wednesday Evening

January 31, 2007

Numbers 3:1-51

“Priests, Duties, Firstborn”

Dr. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers, chapter 3. There should be a sheet somewhere near by you that has the text of that whole chapter. And there should also be an outline — at least, an outline that recounts what we have done so far, and...

Psalms Book 3

Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 80 as we continue to make our way through the Third Book of the Psalms.

Last week as we studied Psalm 79 together, we saw the lament of the Psalmist for the fall of Jerusalem and the Southern Kingdom with it. Tonight we move from that concern in Psalm 79...

Psalms Book 3

If you have your Bibles, please open them with me to Psalm 77. Edward Young once provocatively said, “Among my lists of blessings infinite stands this at the foremost: that my heart has bled.”

The Psalmist who wrote this Psalm would have understood that, but that stands in stark contrast to the comfortable spirituality of our own age.

In our own day, we suffer from a...

Psalms Book 3

If you have Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Psalm 73.

Now we come to the Third Book of the Psalms beginning here in Psalm 73, and one of the things that you will notice is that in this Third Book of the Psalms, eleven of the Psalms bear the name “Asaph.” Asaph, as you remember, was one of the leaders of temple...

Leviticus

Wednesday Evening
August 10, 2005
Leviticus 24:10-23
“Blasphemy and an Eye for an Eye: The Lex Talionis”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Leviticus, chapter 24. The last time we were together in this book, we were looking at the first nine verses of this chapter: Leviticus 24:1-9 — the instructions pertaining to the lamp and...

Psalms Book 2

Turn with me in your Bibles to Psalm 72. Let me just remind you that at the time of the response at the end of the service, after the benediction, that we’ll sing the last stanza of that arrangement of Psalm 72. You will have noticed that everything we've sung tonight, except for the word before the Children's Devotional, is related to Psalm 72. We sang at the...

Psalms Book 2

I'd invite you to turn with me to the Psalms, to the seventy-first Psalm, which is the penultimate psalm in the Second Book of the Psalms. This is a Psalm for old age. Now, don't take offense! I'm not setting an exact date on when old age is. It's looking older and older to me, as I grow older myself. This is a psalm of old age. This...

Jude

I'd invite you to turn with me to Jude, right at the end of the New Testament, right before the book of Revelation, as we look one last time at this short letter. We've been in the book of Jude for the last four weeks, and now we're in the final two verses. And in those two verses, we come face-to-face with a doxology. Now we sing a...

Psalms Book 2

As we continue to work our way through the Psalms we come to the 61st Psalm. The subject of this evening is “Pastoral Care: In Facing Life and In Facing Death.” Perhaps you noted the very hymns that we sang tonight were hymns that bring to our minds the issues: In the first hymn the issues of life and its struggles, and in the second hymn the...

Psalms Book 2

If you have Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 54. We are continuing through the Second Book of the Psalms now on Wednesday evenings. We started last autumn working through the Second Book of the Psalms at Psalm 42, and we made our way through to Psalm 51, and then we took a break. And then we began again in January on Sunday evenings...

Exodus

First Presbyterian Church Wednesday Evening Worship May 21, 2003

Exodus 40:34

“The Glory Cloud”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Exodus, chapter 40...this is a fun section, though. This is a glorious section of Exodus 40. It's almost as if the Lord's rewarding you at the end of those long tedious descriptions from Exodus 35-39, and really into the middle of...

Exodus

Exodus 34:1-9 The Lord Passes By

If you have your Bibles, we are in Exodus 34, in the middle of the story of the golden calf and its aftermath, which runs from Exodus 32 to 34. It's ironic, isn't it, right smack in the middle of a section on worship, we have a story about idolatry. Of course, there's no mistake in that, that's precisely...

Exodus

Exodus 32:11-18 Does God Change His Mind?

Exodus, chapters 25 through 40, is a section that teaches Israel how to worship, how God is to be worshiped rightly, and in the middle, in chapter 32, we find this story about idolatry and infidelity to the living God. We've already noted that there are several huge themes that run throughout Exodus 32-34. First of all, this...

Exodus

Exodus 27:1-21 Mobile Church

That brings us to Exodus 27. So if you have your Bibles look with me there.

“Our Lord and our God teach us from Your word this night of Christ and of Your worship. We ask it in Jesus' name. Amen.”

I want to point you to three things. Exodus 27 divides into three parts. Verses 1-8...

Exodus

Exodus 26:1-37 Its Curtains

If you have your Bibles I would invite you to turn with me to Exodus chapter 26.

“O Lord, teach us wonderful things from Your word. Surprise us with the truth of Your word. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen”.

Curtains. A chapter on curtains. What does God intend us to learn? Well, in the midst of...

Joshua

Joshua 10 Marching as to War: The Sun stands still

Can the Bible be trusted? Is it fatally flawed by out-worn concepts and ideas? Can we possibly believe in giant fish swallowing a man for three days and then spitting him up on the shore–alive! Did God really provide manna from heaven for forty years? Was the Red Sea really divided in the way Cecil B. de Mill...

Exodus

Exodus 18: 1-27 The Wise Counsel of Jethro

I'd like to invite you to turn with me to Exodus chapter 18. Israel is now all but at the mountain. Last week we came to the final stage on Israel's road to Mt. Sinai as she makes her way through the wilderness to this encounter to God at the Mountain of the Lord. You’ll remember that...

Exodus

Revelation of the Divine Name Exodus 6:2-9

If you would turn with me in your Bibles to Exodus chapter 6. Last week, we studied Exodus 5:15 through chapter 6, verse 1. And we saw the people of God responding to Moses and Aaron’s announcement of God’s redeeming purposes, initially with belief and with worship, but immediately following this, they experienced affliction. And it is that...

Exodus

I Am Who I Am Exodus 3:13-22

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Exodus, chapter 3. When last we were together, God had revealed Himself in this manifestation of the burning bush to Moses, and had announced to him His intentions to make him His spokesman to Pharaoh and His leader for Israel. Moses has already met the...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to the very first chapter again, Genesis, chapter 1. One of the elders said to me, given the fact that we took two weeks to cover verses 1 and 2, that we were all going to be dead before I finished the book of Genesis. So we're going to see how far we can get tonight...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn again with me to Genesis, chapter 1, and we’ll look again at the first couple of verses. We said as we started our study that Genesis means origins or beginnings and it lays the groundwork not only for the book of Exodus but for the rest of scripture. The principles, the foundation that is set forth there is...

Ruth

Ruth 2

“Models of Love”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Let's open in prayer.

Our Father, we thank You for the certainty and the assurance of Your overruling providence in every aspect and every detail of our lives. And we pray this morning that we might be enabled to discern the signature of your providence at work just now. Help...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn to the first chapter of the Bible, Genesis, chapter 1. Genesis means origin or beginning. And this book, the book of Genesis, lays the groundwork, not only for the book of Exodus which logically and necessarily follows from it, but also for the rest of Scripture. Matthew Henry, a long time ago, said "Genesis is a...

Daniel

As we continue our study of the great prophecy of Daniel, I'd remind you again that in the first six chapters of Daniel, we saw somewhat of a spiritual biography of this man as he was placed in crisis after crisis, and as he responded by the strength of God's grace in such a way to honor the Lord. And we've already said that when you move from...

Daniel

I'd invite you to turn with me in your Bibles to Daniel, chapter 8, as we continue our study of this great book. We said last week we've entered into the second half of the book. When we moved to Daniel, chapter 7, the vision has expanded as the first six chapters of the book are basically a biography of Daniel and his friends explaining their own individual...

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