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A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 95:6,7: ”O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.”

Hymn—“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

Scripture Reading—Colossians 3:1-4:1

”If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.”

Hymn—“God Is My Everlasting King”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“How Oft I Grumble And Repine”

Sermon—“God’s Will For Your Life”

This sermon was recorded during a tropical storm, which accounts for the background noise.

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
Exploring the will of God for His regenerate people, as it relates to the practicalities of life, according to the threefold view of life depicted by the Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:1-4
I. The Life That Was—“For ye are dead,” (3a)
II. The Life That Now Is (1,2,3b)
1. Its Essence—“and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (3b)
2. Its Evidence—“If ye then be risen with Christ,” (1a)
(1) Seeking After Christ—“seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.” (1b)
(2) Setting Affections On Christ—“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (2)
III. The Life That Will Be—“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (4)

Hymn—“I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow”

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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