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 56:12,13: “Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?”

Hymn—“To Comprehend The Great Three-One”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 52:1-19

”Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness.

Selah.

Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living.

Selah.

The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“Hark! The Voice Of Love And Mercy”

Testimonies

Hymn—“My Faith Has Found A Resting Place”

Sermon—“My Faith Has Found A Resting Place”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• This hymn is a confession of faith with respect to regenerating and redeeming grace
• Explaining the doctrines of redemption and regeneration, using the framework of sovereign grace as a backdrop
• The first two stanzas speak of regeneration, whereas the last two stanzas speak of redemption
• Stanza 1—God’s work in His people: Regeneration (resulting in saving faith)
• Stanza 2—God’s work in His people: Regeneration (established in stedfast assurance)
• Stanza 3—God’s work for His people: Redemption (what Christ did—obedience/death)
• Stanza 4—God’s work for His people: Redemption (for whom He did it—the elect)
• The refrain speaks of experiential grace, opposed to academic or decisional grace

Hymn—“My Faith Has Found A Resting Place”

Closing Prayer

Benediction

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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