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Jared Smith, Sermons

AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“The Fear Of Jehovah”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Highlighting the four main parts of Proverbs 16:5,6—a twofold statement on the nature of the human race; a twofold statement on the certainty of judgment
• Underscoring the distinguishing marks of the non-elect
• Underscoring the distinguishing marks of the elect
• Underscoring the certain judgment of God upon the non-elect
• Underscoring the certain judgment of God upon Christ, on behalf of the elect
• Aligning the teachings of Proverbs 16:5,6 with the framework of sovereign grace
• Showing how the non-elect and the elect are to fear the Lord—the one are to fear Him as a criminal the judge, the other are to fear Him as a child the father

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“The Backslider’s Prayer”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Comparing and contrasting the first and last stanzas of Psalm 119
• Highlighting the subject of the last stanza (verses 169-176)—The Backslider’s Prayer
• Underscoring the three main sections of the last stanza
• Unfolding the structure of the last stanza—a twofold statement on David’s petition for deliverance, and a single statement of his pledge to praise the Lord
• Aligning the backslider’s prayer with the framework of sovereign grace

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Jehovah Redeems”

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The series of studies on the book of Genesis will resume in September.
Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Reviewing the theme and structure of Psalm 93—the absolute sovereignty, eternal decree and providential governance of the Lord
• Considering whether Psalm 93 is a prophetic Psalm, depicting the redemptive work of Christ
• Presenting new structural notes from the standpoint of the gracious covenant, with particular emphasis on the redeeming grace of Christ
• Aligning the prophetic statements of the Psalm with the framework of sovereign grace

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“How Oft, Alas, This Wretched Heart”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Highlighting the subject and theme of the hymn—the triumphant recovery of a rescued backslider
• Showing where the subject of backsliding fits within the framework of sovereign grace
• Explaining the distinction between the twofold nature of a regenerate sinner’s soul
• Explaining progressive sanctification and showing why it is a wrong doctrine
• Explaining the difference between progressive sanctification and growth in grace
• Outlining the five stanzas of the hymn, each of which may be viewed as a step forward in the recovery process of a rescued backslider
• Stanza 1—A Solemn Confession
• Stanza 2—A Gracious Invitation
• Stanza 3—A Mournful Petition
• Stanza 4—A Joyful Acclamation
• Stanza 5—A Compelled Resolution
• The backslider’s experience outlined in the hymn resembles the confession of David in Psalm 119:176

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AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP; DESIGNED FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS, FAMILY GATHERINGS AND CHURCH MEETINGS.

Sermon—“Jehovah Reigns”

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Some of the points covered in this sermon:
• Identifying the theme of Psalm 93
• Unfolding the main structure of Psalm 93—the absolute sovereignty, eternal decree and providential governance of the Lord
• Aligning the teachings of Psalm 93 with the framework of sovereign grace
• Drawing from the Psalm a devotional application, designed to encourage the Lord’s distressed people
• Providing a list of scriptures which speak of the absolute sovereignty of God as it relates to His eternal decree and providential governance (Gen 50:19,20; Job 14:1-5; 42:1,2; Ps 37:23,24; 115:2-9; 135:5,6; Prov 16:4; 16:9; 16:33; 21:1; Ecc 3:1-15; Is 14:24-27; 45:5-7; 46:5-11; 64:8; Dan 2:20-22; 4:17; 4:34,35; Amos 3:6; Nah 1:3-7; Hab 1:5,6; Matt 6:19-34; 10:28-31; Acts 2:22,23; 3:18; 4:27,28; Rom 8:28-30; Js 4:13-15)

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