AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Hymn—“Jesus The Very Thought Of Thee”

Scripture Reading—Proverbs 26:1-28

“As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool. As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage. The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools. As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool. As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason. He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; when he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.”

Opening Prayer

O Lord, Thy Word have we hid in our hearts, that we might not sin against Thee. (Ps 119:11)

Hymn—“Christ Is Mine And I Am His”

Sermon—“Signposts For Your Journey Through The Bible: Part 30”

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Some of the points covered in this teaching video:
• The subject of Bible Reading is continued in this session of studies—the book of Psalms
• An overview of the inscriptions is given
• An overview of the five divisions of the Psalms is provided
• A list of New Testament quotations of the first forty-one Psalms is provided—affirming the gospel of the New Testament is the gospel of the Old Testament
• The characters mentioned in the first forty-one Psalms are highlighted
• The leading message of the book of Psalms is set forth
• The emphasis the book of Psalms places on the third branch of the gospel is underscored—the gospel law as the rule of conduct for the believer’s life

Hymn—“He Lives, All Glory To His Name”

Closing Prayer

O Lord, we love Thee, our Strength. Thou art our rock, and our fortress, and our deliverer; our God, our strength, in whom we trust; our buckler, and the horn of our salvation, and our high tower; we bow before Thee, who is worthy to be praised. (Ps 18:1-3)

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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