A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 57:7: ”My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.”

Hymn—“O God Our Help In Ages Past”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 147:1-9

”O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“Amidst Ten Thousand Dangers”


Hymn—“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Sermon—“The Benefits Of Long Life”

Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the main structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• Reviewing the main structure of Genesis 5:3-32
• Showing the main structure of Genesis 5:3-20
• Showing how it was possible for the early patriarchs to live so long (an average of 900 years)
• Highlighting three main reasons God extended the lifespan of the early patriarchs
• First, it was God’s design to quickly populate the earth
• Second, it was God’s design to endure with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction
• Distinguishing between God’s purpose for the elect, and His purpose for the non-elect
• Third, it was God’s design to bless society with gospel witnesses
• Explaining how a gospel witness is one of the rich blessings God bestows upon individuals, families, communities and nations

Hymn—“Send Help, O Lord, We Pray”

Closing Prayer


The Lord is your keeper. He is your shade upon your right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Amen.


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