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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...


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...


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...


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 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 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 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 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 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 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...


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...


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...

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