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 95:1-3: “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”

Hymn—“O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 139:1-9

”O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“How Great Thou Art”

Testimonies

Hymn—“Moment By Moment”

Sermon—“Despise Not The Little Things”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• The structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• How Genesis 5:1 and 3-32 proves the veracity of God’s inspired and profitable Word
• How Genesis 5:1 and 3-32 proves the veracity of God’s promise to send the Messiah into the world to redeem His people from their sins
• How Genesis 5:1-6:8 resembles the same pattern used by the Apostle Paul in Hebrews 11
• Denouncing the false teachings of “Dispensationalism”
• Explaining “dispensations” from a sovereign grace perspective
• Showing how the lifespan of each individual is either a ‘dispensation of God’s covenant of works’, or a ‘dispensation of God’s covenant of grace’
• Encouraging those who are ‘dispensations of God’s covenant of grace’, to not despise the little things of life

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

Closing Prayer

Benediction

We are like green olive trees in the house of God: we trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. We will praise the Lord for ever, because He hast done it: and we will wait on His name; for it is good before His saints. Amen.



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