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Dec 08, 2019

Christ's Supremacy in God's Mighty Works

Passage: Colossians 1:15-20

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Colossians: Christ Supreme & Sufficient

Category: Colossians


Main Text - Colossians 1:15-20; OT Reading - Psalm 2:1-12; NT Reading - Colossians 1:15-20


Colossians: Christ Supreme and Sufficient

Christ's Supremacy in God's Mighty Works

Colossians 1:15-20

Christ the beloved Son of God is supreme:

1. In revealing God (Col 1:15)
2. In creation. (Col 1:16)
3. In providence. (Col 1:17)
4. In the new creation. (Col 1:18)
5. In redemption. (Col 1:19-20)


Living Hope OPC Worship Service – 12/8/2019

Gathering Song – Go Tell It on the Mountain – W&C 214

Welcome and Announcements - Please put prayer requests on Bulletin tear-off and pass over with Offering

Gospel Greeting

Call to Worship Hymn/Song – Jesus, Name Above All Names – W&C 112

Call to Worship: Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! Ps. 105:1-4

Opening Hymn – Hark, the Herald Angels Sing – NTH 203

Opening Prayer


*God’s Law: Romans 3:9-20

*Confession - Most holy and merciful Father, we acknowledge and confess before you our sinful nature, prone to evil and slothful in good, and all our shortcomings and offenses. You alone know how often we have sinned, in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. O Lord, have mercy upon us, who are ashamed and sorry for everything in which we have displeased you. Teach us to hate our errors; cleanse us from our secret faults, and forgive our sins; for the sake of your dear Son. And O most holy and loving Father, help us, we beseech you; to live in your light and walk in your ways, according to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*Assurance of Pardon: 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith… – Romans 3:21-25a


Old Testament Reading – Psalm 2:1-12

Offering - Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Heb. 13:16

(Offertory – Away in the Manger – 1 verse of each NTH 204 & 205)

Time of Sharing & Congregational Prayer -

New Testament Reading – Colossians 1:15-20


  • Angels We Have Heard on High – NTH 214

  • O Come Let Us Adore Him – W&C 82

Sermon – “Christ’s Supremacy in God’s Mighty Works” – Colossians 1:15-20 – Pastor Tony Phelps

Closing Hymn – Crown Him with Many Crowns – NTH 295 (6 verses, 1st 5 in D, modulation to Eb on 6th verse)

Benediction – The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Num. 6:24-26