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May 01, 2022

“Astonishing Gospel Apostasy”

Passage: Galatians 1:6-10

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: An Exposition of Galatians

Category: Galatians


Main Text - Galatians 1:6 -10, OT Reading - Exodus 32:1-14, NT Reading - Galatians 1:1-10


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP (with Communion) for Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – Wonderful, Merciful Savior


Gospel Greeting – To the church of God . . . to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 1:2-3

Call to Worship Song – The Risen Christ

Call to Worship – Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 94 – How Firm a Foundation

Reading of Law – A Summary of the Ten Commandments & Great Commandment

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Confession of Sin – Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon – Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Isaiah 1:18

Confessional Song – Lord, I Need You

Exhortation to Give – For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. – 2 Cor. 8:9

Prayer for Regular & Diaconal Collections with Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Preparation – NTH 518 – Christ, of All My Hopes the Ground

Scripture Readings – OT: Exodus 32:1-14 / NT: Galatians 1:1-10

Prayer for Illumination

Communion Sermon – An Exposition of Galatians 1:6-10: “Astonishing Gospel Apostasy”

How astonishing it is for anyone to desert the Gospel of grace and peace for another so-called “gospel”!

  1. 1. The surprisingly fast fall from the Gospel. (Galatians 1:6-7)
  2. 2. The double damnation of “other-gospel” preachers. (Galatians 1:8-9)
  3. 3. The pleasing of man or of God in Gospel ministry. (Galatians 1:10)

Prayer of Application

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

  • Invitation, Warning, and Prayer of Consecration
  • Confession of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
  • Serving the Supper
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving

Closing Hymn – NTH 521– My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

Benediction – The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 05/01/2022

  1. 1. There are no Tuesday morning activities this week.
  2. 2. Our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer time will begin at 7:00PM. This week, May 4, we will be studying Romans 12:9-20. The Zoom notice will go out on Wednesday afternoon.
  3. 3. Reminder - The Session of Living Hope OPC hereby calls a Congregational Meeting on Sunday 5/1/22 [following 2ndservice] to present a proposal for an OPC-approved, 12-month Pastoral Internship for Dominic Silla; and to vote on approving financial support of $24,000 divided over two budget years. All communicant members are requested to attend this meeting.
  4. 4. Ladies, please join us for a Shower of Encouragement for Hannah Miner (Jonathan Batten), Anna Floyd Matthew Batten), Martha Emery (Dominic Silla), & Emma Brower (Ben Phelps) on Monday, May 16th at 6:30 pm at the church. Dinner will be served. Please RSVP to Susan Bennett at or 610-298-8914 by May 11th
  5. 5. The next Westminster Confession of Faith discussion will be on May 22, 2022 at 6:00PM.
  6. 6. Some folks have asked about the Jason and Abbey Garvey. Due to his job with Purdue University, they have relocated to Indiana. Their new address is: 1900 Wallhaven Drive, Apartment A, Lafayette, IN 47909