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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 48:1-3: “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. God is known in her palaces for a refuge.”

Hymn—“Come, Thou Almighty King”

Scripture Reading—Philippians 2:5-18

”Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“Near The Cross”

Testimonies

Hymn—“When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”

Sermon—“Tying It All Together”

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This sermon addresses the following points:
• Gathering together the gospel truths connected with Abel’s testimony unto salvation
• Affirming the gospel truths of Abel’s testimony are true for every sinner saved by grace throughout the course of history
• Considering the viewpoints of Charles Ryrie, John MacArthur and John Gill on this subject
• Examining the ambiguous and convoluted views of Dispensational thinkers on this subject
• Linking the testimony of Abel with the catalogue of saints recorded in Hebrews 11
• Encouraging the regenerate sinner to give diligence in making his/her calling and election sure
• Explaining the meaning of the terms “diligence”, “calling” and “election” in 2 Peter 1:10
• Showing the relationship between “calling” and “election”, and linking them together with that of “redemption”
• Distinguishing between making one’s calling and election sure, and taking one’s calling and election for granted
• Showing how the regenerate sinner may make his/her calling and election sure, without taking them for granted

Hymn—“‘Twas With Everlasting Love”

Closing Prayer

Benediction

We are like green olive trees in the house of God: we trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. We will praise the Lord for ever, because He hast done it: and we will wait on His name; for it is good before His saints. Amen.



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