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 92:1,2: It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: to shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.”

Hymn—“He Keeps Me Singing”

Scripture Reading—Proverbs 1:1-33

”The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; to give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: to understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: we shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: my son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: for their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: they would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“Near To The Heart Of God”

Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 14”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
There is only one study included for this session—Bible Reading. Given the length of Genesis, together with the amount of material covered in the book, it was decided extra time should be given to the study.
• A general introduction to the book is provided
• Ten lessons are drawn from the book
• The book of Genesis begins with the TriUne Jehovah (1:1)
• The book of Genesis asserts the TriUne Jehovah has brought all things into existence (1:1-2:3)
• As the self-existent and eternal God, He drew up a blueprint for time and creation before bringing either into existence (1:1)
• The book of Genesis is not designed to serve as a science book. However, the account of creation perfectly aligns with the facts of science. (1:1-2:3)
• The book of Genesis identifies only two types of creatures which are capable of entering a personal relationship with God—angels and humans (2:7; 3:1)
• The book of Genesis distinguishes between two types of humans—male and female (1:26-28; 2:18-25)
• The book of Genesis reveals the authority upon which the human race is in relationship to God—the Covenant of Works (2:16,17)
• The book of Genesis reveals the sinner cannot make himself/herself right with God by earning His favor through good works (3:1-13)
• The book of Genesis reveals how God has made sinners right with Himself—upon the authority of the Covenant of Grace (3:15-24)
• The book of Genesis distinguishes between two groups of the human race—the elect and the non-elect

Hymn—“Now I Belong To Jesus”

Closing Prayer

Benediction

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.



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