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Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set (Prov.22:28)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This psalm instructs us, (1.) To whom glory and praise ought to be ascribed: not to ourselves, but to God’s mercy and truth, ver. 1; not to lifeless, senseless idols, but to God, whose throne is in the heavens, and who doeth whatever he pleaseth, ver. 2-8, 15-16. (2.) How we are to glorify God: 1. By trusting in him, crediting his promise and receiving his blessings, ver. 9-15. 2. By blessing him while we live, ver. 17-18.
Order of Worship — First Service
June 18, 2023
Call to Worship (Psalm 40:5)
Psalm (Psalm 115:1-9 to the tune of Wetherby)
Old Testament Scripture Reading (Psalm 103:1-14)
New Testament Scripture Reading (Romans 5)
Sermon (“How Our Children Are Holy” 1 Corinthians 7:14)
Baptism (Timothy Joseph Peterson)
Psalm (Psalm 115:10-18 to the tune of Martyrdom)
145 WETHERBY – Full (per Psalter -2)
085 MARTYRDOM – Full (per Psalter -2)
This is a psalm of thanksgiving, somewhat similar to the 18th, 30th, 40th, and 103rd; and represents, (1.) The psalmist’s great distress and danger, which had almost driven him to despair, ver. 3, 10-11. (2.) The application he made to God by prayer, for relief; and his experience of God’s gracious kindness, in granting his requests, in hearing, pitying, and delivering him, ver. 1-2, 4-6, 8. (3.) His sincere and hearty resolutions, to make a grateful acknowledgment of God’s kindness; by loving him, ver. 1; continuing to call on him and receive from him, ver. 2, 13, 17; resting in him, ver. 7; walking before him as his devoted servant, ver. 9, 16; public confession of God’s tender regard to him, ver. 12, 15; and sincere and public paying of his vows to God, ver. 10-19.
While I sing, let me think, as before God, what of these blessings I have experienced what of these duties I have earnestly practised. If God hath redeemed me from the broken law; from the lowest hell; from the mouth of the infernal lion; and from the power of my corrupt lusts: then let my soul, and all that is within me, be stirred up to bless his holy name; and let me never lose the heart-animating impressions of his benefits.
Order of Worship — Second Service
June 18, 2023
Call to Worship (Psalm 33:20)
Psalm (Psalm 109:1-5 to the tune of St. Kilda)
Old Testament Scripture Reading (1 Samuel 17:28-58)
New Testament Scripture Reading (Mark 7)
Sermon (Daniel #43—Daniel 9:1-19)
Psalm (Psalm 109:6-10 to the tune of Martyrs)
“Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth” Psalm 124:8.