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How People Change

A number of years ago I heard a preacher tell the story of a seminary student and this student was from Africa. And the student had these three deep cuts on each side of his face, on each cheek, and they were tribal markings. And the story goes that in his tribe, a man when he reached a certain age, had to go out, to earn the right...

Before we pray and read that passage, let me just say a little bit about Lamentations. It’s not a book we really delve into much. It seems somewhat dark and foreboding and troublesome. It is a collection of five lament poems, all built around the events of the Babylonian conquest and destruction of Jerusalem. Now there’s a happy subject! Why would we not want to learn more about...

If you would turn with me in your Bibles to 2 Kings chapter 11; it’s found on page 317 in your pew Bibles. One of the songs we’ve sung over the last few days and weeks, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” you know the first line, “O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie.” That couldn’t be true, could it? We know what...

Advent Songs

We continue our Advent series looking at the four songs with which the opening chapters of the book of Luke begin. There is, as we said last time, a real sense in which these four songs could be called the very first Christmas carols, songs of praise, the first songs of praise in response to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. And last Lord’s Day...

We turn tonight to 2 Chronicles chapter 14. “The Times They Are A Changin’” - that was the title and the refrain of a 1963 song written by Bob Dylan. The lyrics speak of the changes that were occurring in the culture of his time and the need to get on board with those changes. In that song Dylan wrote the following. He says, “Come mothers and fathers...

A beautiful passage and a passage that our team, myself personally and others, depended on, as with other passages - not the passage itself but the promise that went behind it. The promise that He is about the work of building His church and no matter the context, no matter the difficulty, no matter the trust issues that the people that we’re ministering to may or may not...

God Remembers

Now would you take your copies of God’s holy Word in your hands and turn with me in them to the book of Exodus, chapter 6; Exodus chapter 6 - page 49 in the church Bibles.  Before we read, would you bow your heads with me as we pray.  Let’s pray together.

O Lord, Your Word is now spread before us.  Would You open...

God Remembers

Now if you would please take your copies of the Bible in your hands and turn to Exodus chapter 2, Exodus chapter 2, which you will find on page 45 of our church Bibles.  We’re going to read from the eleventh verse through the end of the chapter.  Before we do that let’s look to God together for His help.  Let us all pray.

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Gospel Pattern: Old Testament Stories & The Grace of God

You may be seated. If you have a Bible please turn with me to Genesis chapter 22. Tonight we are starting a new series. We’re going to take a little tour this summer through the Old Testament. Before we read, to introduce this series, just consider this with me.

A Tale of Superlatives

Something that I’ve noticed about myself, I’ve...

Zechariah Part 1: The Coming Kingdom

Now if you would, take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the book of Zechariah, chapter 8, page 796 in the church Bible.  Zechariah chapter 8.  We’re going to be reading and considering the whole chapter together.  Before we do that, would you join me as we turn to God for His help in prayer.  Let us all pray.

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Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

The Lord's Day Morning

May 5, 2013

Better “Promise + Oath = Hope” Hebrews 6:13-20

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd ask you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 6 as we continue our way through this book together.В We’re going to be looking at verses 13 to 20 today.В If you remember, last week we were looking at Hebrews...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

May 5, 2013

Not by Bread Alone “Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet” Psalm 119:105-112

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119 again and we’ll be looking at verses 105 to 112. The psalmist is meditation on the Word of God, not simply...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

March 31, 2013

Not by Bread Alone “My Soul Longs for Your Salvation” Psalm 119:81-88

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 going to be in verses 81 to 88 tonight. Spurgeon says of this passage, “This portion of the gigantic psalm sees the...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

March 10, 2013

Not By Bread Alone

“The Lord is My Portion”

Psalm 119:57-64

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We just sang it in that metrical version from the RPCNA Psalter and we're going to read it...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

February 17, 2013

Not By Bread Alone

“My Comfort in My Affliction”

Psalm 119:49-56

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Psalm 119. We’ll be looking at verses 49 to 56 tonight. In the Christian life we are called upon to be comforted even...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

February 10, 2013

Not by Bread Alone

“According to Your Promise”

Psalm 119:41-48

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 going to be looking at the section which runs from verses 41 to 48 as we continue our way through this great...

Pslam 119 Not By Bread Alone

The Lord's Day Evening

February 3, 2013

Not By Bread Alone

“Give Me Life in Your Ways, to the End, with a Whole Heart”

Psalm 119:33-40

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me again to Psalm 119. We've come to the section that runs from verses 33 to 40 which...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, please turn with me to Psalm 125 as we continue our way through the fifth book of the Psalms. The psalmist again, and we've seen this already several times — look back at Psalm 121. “I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?” And then again in Psalm 123. “To You I lift up my eyes.” As the...

From Eden to the New Heavens and Earth

Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

January 6, 2010

Joshau

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III.

We’re beginning a series of studies of whole Bible books and as you've already seen in your bulletin, I'm going to be preaching on Joshua tonight — all of Joshua — twenty four chapters of Joshua. Now lest you feel sorry for me, as I may have at moments myself today, Derek has to preach...

Radio Series: Hymns of the Faith

Hymns of the Faith “The God of Abraham Praise”

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 with “Hymns...

Numbers

The Lord's Day Evening

January 27, 2008

Numbers 27:1-14

With God in the Wilderness

“Inheritance Laws”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Numbers 27, and I'd also invite you to take a peek at chapter 26 on your way to Numbers 27.

The last time we were in Numbers together, this past...

Psalms

If you have your Bibles, I'd like you to turn with me to II Kings 25, because II Kings 25 describes the circumstance that the Psalmist is praying to God about, is crying out to God about.

The circumstance is the Babylonian destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, one of the most cataclysmic events in the history of Israel. If every Christian remembers the date of the...

Psalms Book 2

As we continue our look at the Psalms, turn with me to Psalm 59, Psalm 59.

Hear the word of God from Psalm 59.

1 For the choir director: set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; set me securely on high away from...

Joshua

Joshua 13-21 Marching as to War: “Possessing the Promised Land

“So the Lord gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give to their fathers and they possessed it and lived in it. And the Lord gave them rest from every side according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them The Lord...

Joshua

Joshua 1:1-9 Be Strong and Courageous

Joshua chapter 1. Now it came about after the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant, saying, "Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. Every place...

Exodus

Manna and Quail Exodus 16:1-21

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Exodus chapter 16. In Exodus 16, we are barely a month out of Egypt and into the wilderness, and already the people have undergone a severe test. There has been a great provision for them by God; there has been a great victory at the sea. The...

Exodus

Exodus 14: 1-14 Saved to Worship

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Exodus chapter 14. Last week we did indeed begin our journey out of Egypt with Israel. It is an exciting story, and I hope to continue to bring to mind some things that you have missed in the past, though this story is very familiar to...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 46:1-34 Israel in Egypt

If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Genesis 46 as we continue our study through the book of Genesis and in particular the life of Joseph. The last time we were together, the tension in the story of Joseph reached its crescendo and we exalted in the reconciliation accomplished by the Lord and...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 36:1-43 The Book of Esau

If you have Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 36. Tonight we come to the close of our study of the life of Jacob. Though Jacob still has a significant role to play in the history of God's dealings with his sons. The focus, however, of Genesis shifts hereafter to Joseph. And in our studies...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 32:1-23 The Fears of Jacob

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis, chapter 32. When we were last together in our study of the life of Jacob, we had come to the end of Genesis 31. And we said there are at least four great scenes in Genesis 31. First of all in those first three verses...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

The Covenant of Mizpah Genesis 31:43-55

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 31 and we’ll begin in verse 43 as we continue our study of the life of Jacob. As we said last week, Jacob had finally had enough, and he uncorked, rather indelicately, at Laban in his encounter in verses 22 through 42. And now we...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Genesis 28:10-12

The Dream of Bethel

If you have your Bibles, turn with me to Genesis 28. We’ll begin in the 10th verse, as we continue the story of Jacob. We saw all the way back in Genesis 25 the birth auricle that was given to Rebekah which told her that by God's own will, by His own decree, that Jacob would...

Genesis: The Foundations of the Faith

Abraham the Stranger

The Promises of God (The Life of Abraham)

Part XVIII

Genesis 23:1-20

Abraham, the Stranger

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Genesis 23. The last two weeks we have reviewed the climatic demonstration of Abraham's faith, his love to God in the offering of Isaac, his son, his only son whom he loved, and we have seen God's gracious oath given to Abraham in response...

Matthew

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 1 as we begin an exposition of this great Gospel.  Let’s hear the word of the living God beginning in verse 1 of Matthew 1. 

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. To Abraham was born Isaac; and to Isaac, Jacob; and to Jacob, Judah and his...

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