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 122:1: “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.”

Hymn—“Immortal, Invisible”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 144:1-15

”Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: my goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me. LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children; whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood. I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee. It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword. Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood: that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: that our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets: that our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets. Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

Testimonies

Hymn—“Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?”

Sermon—“If The Foundations Be Destroyed”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Linking the statement of Genesis 5:1b,2 with Genesis 1:26-28, both of which record the sixth day of creation
• Highlighting the similarities and differences between the two records
• Considering whether one of the statements is a redundant repetition
• Asserting the irreplaceable value of Genesis 5:1b,2
• Showing the structural value of Genesis 5:1b,2
• Showing the doctrinal value of Genesis 5:1b,2
• Showing the atmospheric (or cultural) value of Genesis 5:1b,2

Hymn—“How Firm A Foundation”

Closing Prayer

Benediction

Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.



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