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Resources on Providence Of God

The first thing we’ll see in this passage is God’s providence. Now if I could summarize the message of the book of Genesis in just a few words it would be – life, death, and the sheer promises of God. The Bible begins, as Cory told us just a little while ago, that God created the world out of nothing, that He brought all life into being by...

God Remembers

Now would you please take your copies of God’s Word in your hands and turn with me to the book of Exodus, chapter 1.  You’ll find that on page 44 in the church Bibles.  Before we read, a word of preface.  We’re beginning a new series in Exodus, a foundational book if we’re to understand the history of God’s dealings with His people.  It is of course more...

Gospel Pattern: Old Testament Stories & The Grace of God

Good evening everyone. It’s really great to be with you. And I’d like to invite you to turn with me in your Bibles to Genesis 28. Genesis 28. As we’re going to read from verses 10 through to verses 22. It’s a very well-known passage of Scripture. And of course it’s part of the summer series: Great Old Testament Stories and the Gospel of Grace. And it’s a...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please, turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Esther, chapter 6; Esther chapter 6.  You’ll find that on page 413 if you’re using one of the church Bibles.  Hear now the Word of Almighty God.  Actually, before we hear God’s Word, would you pray with me?

Father, Your Word is spread before us but we confess how inclined we are...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

Now if you would please turn with me to the book of Esther, chapter 2 - Esther chapter 2.  We’re going to be reading from verse 19 to the end of chapter 3.  Before we do that, let me highlight a couple of themes that I want you to be looking out for.  One of the major thematic emphases of the book of Esther really throughout the book...

Esther: Sudden Reversals

If you would please now take your Bibles and turn with me to the book of Esther chapter 1.  If you’re using one of the church Bibles you will find that on page 410.  Esther chapter 1.  Before we turn our attention to the reading of God’s Word, let’s join our hearts together as we pray.  Let us all pray.

Our Father, we come to You this...

Psalms Book 5

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Psalm 147. We’re coming close to the end, not just to the fifth book of the Psalter but of the entire Psalter, and you can feel, in these final psalms, that the arranger is building to a crescendo of praise to God. This psalm, like many other praise psalms, begins and ends with an exhortation...

175 and Counting

The Lord's Day Evening

April 22, 2012

“175 and Counting: The Providence of God”

Acts 27

The Reverend Dr. William K. Wymond

Some years ago, I was visiting a great aunt of mine and she told me that she had something special for me, something from family history that she wanted to give me. So she left the room and came back with this old fashioned, metal lockbox....

Psalms Book 5

Take your Bibles in hand and turn with me to Psalm 121. We continue our way through the songs of ascent. We said the last time, in describing the meaning of that term, that is probably refers to the pilgrims on their way from various parts of Israel ascending to Jerusalem, which is on a mountain, coming up from the valleys and the byways and the highways on...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

October 23, 2011

“Weep for Yourselves”

Luke 23:26-31

The Reverend Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke 23. We’ll be looking at verses 26 to 31. Luke has us following along the way with Christ on the way to the cross. As you look at this passage together, I'd like you to...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening March 13, 2011 “Walking by Faith When You Don't Know the End of the Story” 2 Samuel 17:1-29 The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 17. 2 Samuel chapter 17. David King David, has fled the city of Jerusalem. His son, Absalom, has declared himself king in Hebron and he is making his way...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

February 20, 2011

“Enemy Territory”

2 Samuel 16:1-23

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would once again to 2 Samuel to chapter 16; 2 Samuel chapter 16. We continue to watch how David's sin with Bathsheba and Uriah seems to cast a shadow over these chapters. David is now on the run. Absalom has gone to Hebron...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

February 13, 2011

“Conspiracy Theory”

2 Samuel 15:1-37

The Reverend Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel chapter 15, 2 Samuel chapter 15. I wrote down what Mark Windham said in his prayer, that “sin will take you further than you planned to go and keep you there longer than you planned to stay and cost...

2 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

October 10, 2010

2 Samuel 1-25

“Long Live the King!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 2 Samuel 5. And if you were listening carefully to Denny Terry's wonderful prayer earlier on you’ll have got some of the salient details of this chapter. We come finally to the point where David will be anointed king in the...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

May 2, 2010

1 Samuel 26

“A Flea that Refuses to Bite”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me once again to 1 Samuel. We find ourselves this evening in chapter 26. In chapter 25 you remember Nabal, whose behavior with David had been quieted by the intervention of a wiser wife, Abigail, by the end of the chapter Nabal is dead...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 25, 2010

1 Samuel 25

“A fool with too much money made to look better by a smart wife”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel chapter 25, 1 Samuel chapter 25. We've just looked last week at the sparing of Saul's life in the cave at Engedi and now in the first verse of chapter...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 18, 2010

1 Samuel 24

“A Call of Nature vs. a Call of God”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel chapter 24. The significance of the title will become apparent in just a moment. You remember in chapter 23 David had been pursued once again by Saul. At the end of chapter 23 David...

1 Samuel

The Lord's Day Evening

April 11, 2010

1 Samuel 23

“Man Does This — God Does That!”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Now turn with me if you would to 1 Samuel chapter 23, 1 Samuel chapter 23. And there are a few people here tonight who probably have not been part of the regular series on Samuel so let me tell you the story in a minute...

Psalms Book 4

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.” So whereas Psalm 103 focuses our attention on God's tenderness and compassion as it's revealed in His grace, especially the grace of forgiveness, Psalm 104 focuses us on the greatness of God especially as it is revealed in His creation and in His providence over creation, the way He provides for His creation — not only man, but even the animals.

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Psalms Book 4

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Psalm 91, as we continue to work our way through the Fourth Book of the Psalms, which runs from Psalm 90-106.

Last Lord’s Day, as we began our journey through this great portion of the word of God, we said that the Psalms in large measure answer the question of what a true believer...

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