A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 9:1,2: “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.”

Hymn—“Stand Up and Bless the Lord”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 55:1-23

”Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness.


I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it. Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: but it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old.


Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“God Moves In A Mysterious Way”


Hymn—“‘Tis My Happiness Below”

Sermon—“Historic Divisions”

Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Underscoring four reasons why a response to Dispensationalism should be given
• Highlighting the two principles of interpretation upon which the entire scheme of dispensational teachings is based
• Giving special attention to the first principle of interpretation—all history must be interpreted segrementally
• Showing why 2 Timothy 2:15, which is the basis for their interpretive principle of history, does not support their newfangled hermeneutic
• Pointing out six major errors in the dispensational system of teachings
• First, the framework is theologically flawed
• Second, the seven divisions of history are arbitrary
• Third, the authority for human accountability is misplaced
• Fourth, the number of authorities for human accountability is excessive
• Fifth, the partition of scripture into seven time periods is disuniting
• Sixth, the multiple covenants for each time period is anti-gospel

Hymn—“‘Twas Fixed In God’s Eternal Mind”

Closing Prayer


Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do his will, working in us that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


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