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Mar 14, 2021

“Eating Jesus’ Flesh and Blood”

Passage: John 6:41-59

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: John: That You May Believe

Category: John


Main Text - John 6:41-59, OT Reading - Exodus 17:1-7, NT Reading - John 6:41-59, Reading of Law – Exodus 20:1-17



for Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Prelude - Living Hope


Gospel Greeting Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Call to Worship Song – I Exalt Thee

Call to Worship – Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Ps. 150:1-2

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Opening Hymn – NTH 38 – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

Reading of Law – Exodus 20:1-17

Corporate Confession of Sin – Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us. And grant, O merciful Father, for Jesus’ sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and joyful life, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon – Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24

Hymn of Response – NTH 469 – How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place

Exhortation to Give – …Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35b

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Readings – OT: Exodus 17:1-7 / NT: John 6:41-59

Hymn of Preparation – NTH 378 – Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face

Prayer for Illumination

An Exposition of John 6:41-59: “Eating Jesus’ Flesh and Blood”

Jesus is the life-giving Bread from heaven:

  1. His humble humanity hides His heavenly origin. (John 6:41-42)
  2. His spiritual nourishment is only for those whom the Father draws. (John 6:43-51)
  3. His crucified flesh and shed blood give life to those who believe. (John 6:52-59)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 517 – I’ve Found a Friend, O Such a Friend!

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 3/14/2021

  1. Living Hope OPC is 30 years old today. 30 years ago on the 2nd Sunday of March, Living Hope had it's first public service. Praise be to God.

  2. Wednesday – The Wednesday evening Bible Study and kids Club will be held this week, 2/17/21. The Bible Study will also be a Zoom event – the invite will go out on Wednesday.
  3. Easter Choir Practice starting today March 14th.  This is for Jr. high and older.  Meet upfront at the piano at 12:15  Any questions, ask Beth.
  4. The March Men’s Breakfast will be held next Saturday, 3/20 here at the church at 8:30am. Currently we are studying Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes. For February, please read chapter 6. Breakfast will be provided. This event will also be on Zoom.
  5. The next Ladies' Bible study will be Thursday, 3/25 at Living Hope in the auditorium, at 10AM. Join us as we explore the riches of God's grace as shown to us in the book of Ephesians. Any questions, please ask Andie Batten. This Bible study takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
  6. There will be Palm Sunday ham dinner on 3/28 here at the church after the service. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. The church will provide the ham. Please sign up as to your planned attendance and what tow side dishes you plan to bring.
  7. On Friday April 2, 2021 (Good Friday) there will be a Good Friday Service here at the church at 7:00PM.
  8. There is a sign-up sheet on the church’s bulletin board for anyone interested in participating in Living Hope’s Salt Shaker dinners this year. More information can be gained by contacting Raymond Hayes – .
  9. We are looking for volunteers to pick up flowers for the Communion Table each Sunday. For more information or to sign up for a specific date, contact Carol Nolan at 610-481-9271 or