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Aug 09, 2020

“Come and See Jesus”

Passage: John 1:43-51

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: John: That You May Believe

Category: John


Main Text - John 1:43-51, OT Reading - Genesis 28:10-22, NT Reading - John 1:43-51



for Sunday, August 9th, 2020 at 10:45 AM



Gospel Greeting – Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love. – 2 John 3

Call to Worship Song – Ascribe to the Lord

Call to Worship – Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  – Hebrews 10:19-23

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Opening Hymn – NTH 587 – Who Is on the Lord’s Side

Reading of Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21

Confession of Sin – 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 against you. 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 on us, who are ashamed and sorry for all the ways 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, send your purifying grace into our hearts, we beseech you, and that we may henceforth live in your light and walk in your ways, according to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon – Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” … For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” – Rom. 10:9-11, 13

Confession of Faith (Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 1)

Leader: Christian, what is your only comfort in life and in death? 

People: That I am not my own, but belong – body and soul, in life and in death – to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has delivered me from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, also assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.

Exhortation to Give – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:19-21

Doxology – NTH 731

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Readings – OT: Genesis 28:10-22 / NT: John 1:43-51


 – NTH 591 – Jesus Calls Us

 – Lord, Take My Life

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of John 1:43-51: “Come and See Jesus”

Jesus’ Word and identity compel us to follow Him – and to invite others to do so.

  1. Jesus calls Philip by His Word to follow Him. (John 1:43-44)
  2. Philip invites Nathanael to come and see Jesus. (John 1:45-46)
  3. Jesus knows Nathanael – and reveals His own identity. (John 1:47-51)

Prayer of Application

Closing Song – NTH 181 – We Come, O Christ, to You

Benediction – May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  – Romans 15:5-6