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the synagogue sent unto them say- | from the cities of Judah, &c... ing, Ye men and brethren, if ye have bringing sacrifices of praise unto the any word of exhortation for the house of the LORD. people, say on. Then Paul stood Ps. 22: 25. My praise shall be of up, and beckoning with his hand thee in the great congregation. said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear 35: 18. I will give thee thanks in God, give audience. – 42. And the great congregation ; I will praise when the Jews were gone out of thee among much people. the synagogue, the gentiles besought 107: 31. O that men would praise that these words might be preached the Lord for his goodness, and for to them, the next sabbath. ... And his wonderful works to the children the next sabbath, came almost the of men. Let them exalt him also in whole city together, to hear the the congregation of the people, and word of God.
praise him in the assembly of the Mat. 11:5. The poor have the elders. gospel preached unto them.
108: 2. Awake, psaltery and harp; MARK 2: 2. Many were gathered I myself will awake early. I will together, insomuch that there was praise thee, O LORD among
peono room to receive them; no, not ple, and I will sing praises unto thee so much as about the door ; and he among the nations. preached the word unto them.
111: 1. I will praise the LORD Acts 17: 17. Therefore disputed with my whole heart, in the assemhe (Paul) in the synagogues with bly of the upright, and in the conthe Jews, and with the devout per- gregation. sons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
PSALM CXLVIII, John 6:59. These things said he
1. Praise ye the Lord. in the synagogue, as he taught in Ca
Praise ye the LORD from the heavens : pernaum.
Praise him in the heights. Acts 11: 26. Then departed Bar
Praise ye him, all his angels :
Praise ye him, all his hosts. nabas to Tarsus to seek Saul, and Praise ye him, sun and moon: when he had found him, he brought Praise him, all ye stars of light. him to Antioch. And it came to pass,
Praise him, ye heavens of heavens,
And ye waters that be above the heavens. that a whole year they assembled Let them praise the name of the LORD : themselves with the church, and
For he commanded, and they were created,
He hath also established them forever and ever: taught much people. And the disci- Ho hath made a decree which shall not pass, ples were called Christians first in Praise the Lord from the earth, Antioch.
Ye dragons, and all deeps;
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; HEB. 10: 24. Let us consider one Stormy wind fulfilling his word: another to provoke unto love, and
Mountains, and all hills ;
Fruitful trees, and all cedars : to good works ; not forsaking the Beasts, and all cattle ; assembling of yourselves together, Creeping things, and flying fowl:
Kings of the earth ; and all people: as the manner of some is.
Princes, and all judges of the earth : Acts 18:4. And he reasoned with Both young men, and maidens; them in the synagogue, and persua
Old men, and children:
Let them praise the name of the LORD: ded the Jews and the Greeks.
For his name alone is excellent ;
He also exalteth the horn of his people,
The praise of all his saints ;
Praise ye the Lord.
(1.) Praise. Ps. 100: 1. Make a
PSALM CXLIX. joyful noise unto God, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: en
raise ye the LORD.
Sing unto the Lord a new song, ter into his presence with thanksgiv- | And his praise in the congregation of saints, ing. Enter into his gates with
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him :
Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. thanksgiving, and into his courts
Let them praise his name in the dance: with praise. Be thankful unto him, Let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and bless his name.
For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people : HEB. 2:12. In the midst of the
He will beautify the mcek with salvation. church will I sing praise unto thee.
Let the saints be joyful in glory:
Let them sing aloud upon their beds. Jer. 17 : 26. They shall come Let the high praises of God be in their mouth.
11: 13. Is it comely, that a wo1. Praise ye the Lord.
man pray to God uncovered ? Praise God in his sanctuary :
1 Tim. 2 : 8. I will that all Praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts:
men pray everywhere, lifting up Praise him according to his excellent greatness, holy hands, without wrath or doubtPraise him with the sound of the trumpet : Praise him with the psaltery and harp.
ing. Praise him with the timbrel and dance:
1 Thess. 5: 17. Pray without with stringed instruments and organs.
ceasing. Praise him upon the loud cymbals : Praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals.
Acts 6:4. We will give ourselves Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. continually unto prayer, and to the Praise ye the LORD.
ministry of the word. Isa. 38: 20. We will sing my songs
12: 5. Peter, therefore, was kept to the stringed instruments, all the in prison; but prayer was made days of our life, in the house of the without ceasing of the church unto Lord.
God for him. NEH. 12: S. Mattaniah ... was
1 Tim. 2:1. I exhort, therefore, over the thanksgiving, he and his that first of all, supplications, brethren.
prayers, intercessions, and giving of 2 Chron. 29:27. When the burnt- thanks, be made for all men.
1 K. 8: 22. And Solomon stood offering began, the song of the Lord began also, with the trumpets, and before the altar of the Lord, in the with the instruments ordained by presence of all the congregation of David, king of Israel ; and all the Israel, and spread out his hands tocongregation worshipped, and the ward heaven. (See his dedicatory singers sang, and the trumpeters prayer.) - 54. And it was so, that sounded.
when Solomon had made an end of 1 Cor. 14: 26. How is it then praying all this prayer and supplicabrethren ? when ye come together, / tion unto the Lord, he arose from every one of you ħath a Psalm, hath before the altar of the Lord, from a doctrine ... Let all things be done kneeling on his knees, with his hands to edifying.
spread up to heaven. Eph. 5: 18. Be filled with the
Acts 20:36. And when he Paul Spirit, speaking to yourselves in had thus spoken, he kneeled down
and psalms, and hymns, and spiritual
prayed with them all. songs: singing, and making melody (See - Christian Duties.") in your hearts to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things unto God, and the Father, in the name
II. Religious Instruction. of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ps. 40: 9. I have preached rightCol. 3: 16. Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and Lo! I have not refrained my lips, o
eousness in the great congregation. hymns, and spiritual songs, singing Lord, thou knowest. I have not hid with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
thy righteousness in my heart. I James 5: 13. Is any merry
have declared thy faithfulness and him sing psalms.
thy salvation: I have not concealed 1 Cor. 14: 15. I will sing with thy loving-kindness and thy truth the spirit, and I will sing with the
from the great congregation.
Col. 3:16. Let the word of Christ understanding also.
dwell in you richly in all wisdom. Men appointed to this service. 1 Cor. 14: 18. I thank my God, I 1 Kings 10: 12. ? Chron. 9: 11. 1 speak with tongues more than ye Chron. 9: 33. 15: 27. Ezra 2: 41. all: yet in the church I would rather
(2.) Prayer. Luke 18: 1. Men speak five words with my underought always to pray. — 10. Two standing, that by my voice I might men went up into the temple to teach others also, than ten thousand pray
words in an unknown tongue. Mat. 6:7. When ye pray, use Acts 18: 26. Apollos spake and not vain repetitions.
taught diligently the things of the 1 Cor. 14 : 15. I will pray with Lord... He began to speak boldly the Spirit, and I will pray with the in the synagogue. 28. He mightily understanding also.
convinced the Jews, and that pub
licly, showing by the scriptures that 1 Peter 5 : 14. Peace be with you Jesus was Christ.
all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen. Ex. 24: 12. The Lord said unto 2 PETER 3: 18. Grow in grace Moses, I will give thee a law and and in the knowledge of our Lord commandments which I have writ- and Savior Jesus Christ. To him ten, that thou mayest teach them. be glory, now and forever. Amen.
Neh. 3: 8. The Levites read in Rev. 22 : 21. The grace of our the book of the law of God distinct- Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. ly, and gave the sense, and caused Amen. them to understand the reading.
Acts 20: 20. I have kept back 3. Meetings for Devotional Exercises. nothing that was profitable unto you ; but have showed you, and have Mat. 18:19. If two of you shall taught you publicly, and from house agree on earth, as touching any to house,
thing that they shall ask, it shall be (See - Means of Grace,” “ Word done for them of my Father which of God." p. 131.)
is in heaven. For where two or
three are gathered together in my III. Benedictions.
name, there am I, in the midst of
them. 2 Cor. 13 :
John 20 : 19. The same day at Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of evening, being the first day of the God, and the communion of the week... the disciples were assemHoly Ghost, be with you all. Amen. bled. — 26. After eight days, again
Nom. 6:24. The Lord bless thee, the disciples were within. and keep thee : the Lord make his Acts 3:1. Peter and John went face shine upon thee, and be gra- up together into the temple at the cious unto thee : the Lord lift up his hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. countenance upon thee, and give 1:13. When they were come in,
And they shall put my they went up into an upper room.. name upon the children of Israel ; where abode Peter, &c. ... These all and I will bless them.
continued with one accord in prayer Ps. 134 : 3. The Lord that made and supplication, with the women, heayen and earth bless thee out of and Mary the mother of Jesus, and Zion.
with his brethren. Rom. 16 : 24. The grace of our 6:4. We will give ourselves conLord Jesus Christ be with you all. tinually unto prayer, and to the minAmen.
istry of the word. Now to him that is of power to 12 : 5. Prayer was made, without establish you according to my gos- ceasing, of the church unto God for pel, and the preaching of Jesus him. Christ, according to the revelation 16 : 13. On the sabbath we went of the mystery, which was kept se- out of the city by a river side, cret since the world began, but now where prayer was wont to be made. is made manifest, and by the scrip- LUKĖ 9:18. As he (Christ) was tures of the prophets, according to alone praying, his disciples were the commandment of the everlasting with him. — 28. About an eight days God, made known to ALL NATIONS after these sayings, he took Peter and for the obedience of faith : to God | John and James and went up into a only wise be glory through Jesus mountain to pray. Christ forever. Amen.
11:1. As he was praying in a cerGal. 6: 18. The grace of our tain place, when he ceased, one of Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. his disciples said unto him, Lord, Amen.
teach us to pray. Eph. 6 : 23. Peace be to the brethren and love, with faith from God
II. Seal of Covenant. the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
1. Baptism of John. Col. 4: 18. Grace be with you. Amen.
Mar. 3 : 5. Then went out to him
Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the fying. And they came unto John, and region round about Jordan, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was were baptized of him in Jordan, con- with thee beyond Jordan, to whom fessing their sins ... Many of the thou barest witness, behold, the same Pharisees and Sadducees came to his baptizeth, and all men come to him. baptism. – 11. I indeed baptize you 4: 1. When therefore the Lord with water unto repentance,... he knew how the Pharisees had heard shall baptize you with the Holy that Jesus made and baptized more Ghost and with fire. — 13. Then disciples than John, (though Jesus cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan himself baptized not, but his disciunto John, to be baptized of him. ples,) he left Judea, and departed But John forbade him, saying, I again into Galilee. have need to be baptized of thee, Acts 1:5. For John truly bapand comest thou to me? And Jesus tized with water ; but ye shall be answering said unto him, Suffer it baptized with the Holy Ghost, not to be so now : for thus it becometh many days hence. us to fulfil all righteousness. Then 2 : 4. And they were all filled with he suffered him. And Jesus, when the Holy Ghost, and began to speak he was baptized, went up straight- with other tongues, as the spirit gave way out of the water.
them utterance. Mark 1 : 4. John did baptize in 2:38. Repent and be baptized the wilderness, and preach the bap- every one of you in the name of Jetism of repentance for the remission sus Christ, for the remission of sins. of sins.
2 : 41. Then they that gladly reJohn 3 : 23. And John was bap-ceived his word were baptized : tizing in Enon, near to Salim, be- | and the same day there were added cause there was much water there ; unto them about three thousand and they came and were baptized. souls.
Mat. 3:11. I indeed baptize you with water, unto repentance : but he T 3: 12. When they believed that cometh after me is mightier than Philip... they were baptized, both I, whose shoes I am not worthy to men and women. ... Simon was bapbear: he shall baptize you with the tized. — 35. Then Philip opened Holy Ghost and with fire : whose his mouth, and began at the same fan is in his hand, and he will thor- scripture, and preached unto him oughly purge his floor, and gather his Jesus. And as they went on their wheat into the garner : but he will way, they came unto a certain waburn up the chaff with unquencha- ter : and the eunuch said, See, here ble fire.
is water; what doth hinder me to Acts 19: 3. And he said unto be baptized ? And Philip said, If them, Unto what then were ye bap- thou believest with all thy heart, tized? And they said, Unto John's
And he answered and baptism. Then said Paul, John ver- said, I believe that Jesus Christ is ily baptized with the baptism of re- the Son of God. And he commandpentance, saying unto the people, the chariot to stand still : and they That they should believe on him went down both into the water, both which should come after him, that Philip and the eunuch; and he bapis on Christ Jesus. When they heard tized him. And when they were this, they were baptized in the name come up ont of the water, the spirit of the Lord Jesus.
of the Lord caught away Philip,
that the eunuch saw him no more : 2. Christian Baptism.
and he went on his way rejoicing.
10 : 47. Then answered Peter, Mat. 28 : 19. Go ye, therefore, Can
any man forbid water, that these and teach all nations, baptizing them should not be baptized, which have in the name of the Father, and of received the Holy Ghost as well as the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. we? And he commanded them to
Mark 16:16. He that believeth be baptized in the name of the Lord. and is baptized shall be saved. Then prayed they him to tarry cerJohn 3:25. Then there arose a
tain days. question between some of John's 13 : 23. Of this man's seed hath disciples and the Jews about puri- | God, according to his promise, rais
ed unto Israel a Savior, Jesus: when if the will of God be so, that ye John had first preached before his suffer for well-doing, than for evilcoming the baptism of repentance to
doing. For Christ also hath once all the people of Israel.
suffered for sins, the just for the 9: 13. And immediately there fell
unjust, that he might bring us to from his eyes as it had been scales: God, being put to death in the flesh, and he received sight forthwith, and
but quickened by the Spirit : by arose, and was baptized.
which also he went and preached 16: 33. And he took them the same unto the spirits in prison, which hour of the night, and washed their sometime were disobedient, when stripes; and was baptized, he and the long suffering of God all his, straightway. And when he
waited in the days of Noah, while had brought them into his house, he the ark was a preparing, wherein set meat before them, and rejoiced,
few (that is, eight) souls, were believing in God with all his house.
saved by water : the like figure 16 : 14. A certain woman named whereunto, even baptism, doth also Lydia, ... which worshipped God now save us; (not the putting away heard us; whose heart the Lord
of the filth of the flesh, but the opened, that she attended to those answer of a good conscience toward things which were spoken of Paul,
Gou,) by the resurrection of Jesus she was baptized and her house- | Christ; who is gone into heaven, hold.
and is on the right hand of God;
angels, and authorities, and powers 1 GAL: 3:26. Ye are all the chil- being made subject unto him.
1 Cor. 1: 13. dren of God by faith in Christ Je
Were ye bap
tized in the name of Paul? I thank sus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on
God that I baptized none of you, Christ. There is neither Jew nor
but Crispus and Gaius, lest any
should Greek ; there is neither bond nor
that I had baptized in my there is neither male nor fe
Christ sent me, not male ; for ye are all one in Christ.
to baptize, but to preach the gospel. Rom. 6: 2. How shall we that
10: 1. Moreover, brethren, I are dead to sin live any longer there would not that ye should be ignoin? Know ye not, that as many of rant how that all our fathers were
were baptized into Jesus under the cloud, and all passed Christ, were baptized into his death? through the sea; and were all bapTherefore we are buried with him tized unto Moses in the cloud and in by baptism into death ; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead, by the glory of the Father, even so 3. Relation of Baptism to Circumcision, we also should walk in newness of
and other Jewish Rites. life. For if we be planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall Rom. 2: 25. For circumcision be also in the likeness of his resur- verily profiteth, if thou keep the rection ; knowing this that our old law, but if thou be a breaker of man is crucified with him, that the the law, thy circumcision is made body of sin might be destroyed, that uncircumcision. Therefore, if the henceforth we should not serve sin. uncircumcision keep the righteous
Col. 2: 11. In whom also ye are ness of the law, shall not his uncircircumcised with the circumcision cumcision be counted for circumcismade without hands, in putting off ion? And shall not uncircumcision the body of the sins of the flesh: by which is by nature, if it fulfil the the circumcision of Christ, buried law, judge thee, who by the letter with him in baptism ; wherein also and circumcision dost transgress the ye are risen with him through the law? For he is not a Jew, which faith of the operation of God, who is one outwardly; neither is that hath raised him from the dead. And circumcision, which is outward in you being dead in your sins, and the the flesh: but he is a Jew which is uncircumcision of your flesh, hath one inwardly; and circumcision is he quickened together with him, that of the heart, in the spirit, and having forgiven you all trespasses. not in the letter: whose praise is
1 PETER 3: 17. For it is better, not of men, but of God,