A Call To Worship

King David wrote in Psalm 33:18-22: “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.”

Hymn—“Come, Thou Almighty King”

Scripture Reading—Psalm 53:1-6

”The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God. There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them. Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.”

Opening Prayer

Hymn—“When All Thy Mercies, O My God”


Hymn—“Blest Be The Father And His Love”

Sermon—“Dispensations Of God’s Grace”

Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the structure of Genesis 5:1-6:8
• Reviewing the structure of Genesis 5:3-32
• Showing the structure for each of the ten tables of descendants
• Affirming the biblical term and concept of “dispensation”
• Explaining how every member of the human race is a dispensation of God’s grace
• Distinguishing between the unregenerate, who are dispensations of God’s common grace unto creation, under the authority of the covenant of works; and the regenerate, who are dispensations of God’s special grace unto salvation, under the authority of the covenant of grace
• Closing with a challenge based on the teachings of James 4, Ephesians 5 and Psalm 90

Hymn—“This Is My Father’s World”

Closing Prayer


Lord, make us to know our end, and the measure of our days, what it is; that we may know how frail we are. Behold, Thou hast made our days as an handbreadth; and our age is as nothing before Thee: verily each of us at our best state is altogether vanity. Whom have we in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that we desire beside Thee. Our flesh and our hearts fail: but Thou, O God, art the strength of our hearts, and our portion for ever. Amen.


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