02 January 2021 by Published in: Worship Services No comments yet

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 111:7-10: “The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness. He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”

Hymn—“God’s Mercy Is Forever Sure”

Scripture Reading—Philippians 4:10-23

“But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“Come Thou Fount”

Testimonies

Hymn—“‘Tis My Happiness Below”

Sermon—“Philippians: Chapter 4 (2/2)”

Lord willing, the regular series of studies in Genesis 4 will resume on Sunday, 10 January 2021. Until then, Jared Smith is bringing a series of studies on Paul’s Epistle To The Churches In Philippi.

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• The reason why Paul “rejoiced in the Lord greatly”
• The “winter and summer seasons” of Christian giving
• The meaning of Christian contentment
• The way Christian contentment is “learned”
• The meaning of “doing all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”
• The importance of commending the Lord’s people for acts of kindness
• The necessity of the Lord’s people financially supporting gospel ministers
• The ambition of gospel ministers and why it is they need the financial support of the Lord’s people
• The meaning of “an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God”
• The meaning of “my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”
• The reason why all glory is given to God and our Father for ever and ever
• The fourfold closing salutation to the saints at Philippi
• The final blessing to the saints at Philippi

Hymn—“Sweet The Moments Rich In Blessing”

Closing Prayer

Benediction

Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Amen.



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