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—“Join, All Who Love The Saviour”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 63:1-11

”O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes. But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.”

Hymn—“Lord, What A Heaven Of Saving Grace”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“ I Am Thine O Lord”

Sermon—“I Need The Affirmation Of Thy Love, O Lord”

Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Providing an overview of the Apostle Paul’s three evangelistic campaigns against the backdrop of a geographical timeline
• Tracing the time and location around which the events of Acts 14:20-22 occurred
• Highlighting the term “confirmed”, providing a definition for the Greek term and the number of time it appears in the New Testament
• Tracing the time and location around which the events of Acts 15:30-35 occurred
• Tracing the time and location around which the events of Acts 15:36-41 occurred
• Tracing the time and location around which the events of Acts 18:18-23 occurred
• Tying together these four texts, by comparing and contrasting the way in which the term “confirmed” is used in each passage
• Drawing from these texts an application for today—there is not a more pressing need among believers, than for the Lord to affirm His everlasting love to their hearts
• Highlighting four ways that a believer may receive the affirmation of God’s love on a daily and weekly basis

Hymn—“My Jesus, I Love Thee”

Closing Prayer


The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all. Amen.


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