Sunday, December 3

In the Word

One of the distinctives of Parish Presbyterian Church is a commitment to verse-by-verse, expositional preaching. As Daniel Iverson always used to say, "In our church we believe the Bible to be the Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice." So, I will have the great privilege of opening the Word, week by week and in a systematic fashion, proclaiming the whole counsel of God.

During this month-long season of Advent we will be studying the Incarnation of Jesus as portrayed by the Gospel writers. This week we examine the beginning of Matthew’s account. Next week we will look at Mark’s narrative. Then, we will proceed in turn to Luke and John. After Christmas, we will stay in the Gospel of John—probably for the rest of the year. Here is the complete preaching schedule the elders have approved through the next couple of months:

December 3: First Sunday of Advent: Matthew 1:1-17
December 10: Second Sunday of Advent: Mark 1:1-11
December 17: Third Sunday of Advent: Luke 1:1-4
December 24: Fourth Sunday of Advent: John 1:1-3
December 31: Sanctity of Life Sunday (Holy Innocents): John 1:4-5
January 7: Epiphany Sunday: John 1:6-18
January 14: John 1:19-34
January 21: John 1:35-51
January 28: John 2:1-12
February 4: John 2:13-22
February 11: John 2:23-25
February 18: John 3:1-15
February 25: First Sunday of Lent: John 3:16-21

May God be pleased to pour forth abounding grace as we seek to hear and heed the Gospel of the Lord Jesus.


M. Stewart said...

1. Do you have any plans to podcast?

Johnny! said...


gileskirk said...

Michael and Johnny: We've talked about doing that, yes. But, there have been so many other details to which we must attend that the podcast is still on the back burner. But, it will come. It will come.

sh said...

I'm with Johnny and Michael...i would love to hear these messages too!

Amber Benton said...

I'm very blessed to know and sometimes hear Coty Pinckney who helped to plant a Desiring God church here in Charlotte. Coty is also an expository preacher and you can check out his website at Of particular note are the sermons on Proverbs.

We as the whole 'catholic' (now that I know what that word means) church are very blessed indeed to have teachers who help us in reading, and hearing, and understand the WHOLE word of God.

As always Standfast!

Amber Benton said...

I sometimes read Ranald Macaulay's article on the Christian Heritage website. Lo and behold this morning when I began reading it was on expository preaching:

I'm not quite finished with it yet, but thought some of you might want to take a look.