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Jun 06, 2021

“God’s Garden: Exile in Adam & Restoration in Christ”

Passage: Genesis 3:20-24

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Christ in the Old Testament

Category: Genesis


Main Text - Gen 3:20-24, OT Reading - Genesis 3:20-24, NT Reading - Revelation 22:1-5


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP (with Communion) for Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10:45 AM




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

Call to Worship Song – Living Hope

Call to Worship – Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised. Ps. 96:1-4a

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 295 – Crown Him with Many Crowns

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

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.

Declaration of Pardon – For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly… But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6, 8


– There Is a Higher Throne

– When This Passing World Is Done

Exhortation to Give – Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Psalm 96:8

Prayer for Regular & Diaconal Collections with Pastoral Prayer

Doxology – NTH 731

Scripture Readings – OT: Genesis 3:20-24 / NT: Revelation 22:1-5

Prayer for Illumination

Communion Sermon Christ in the OT (Genesis 3:20-24 with Revelation 22:1-5): “God’s Garden: Exile in Adam & Restoration in Christ”

God exiles Adam from His garden-temple – and Christ restores us to God’s garden-city-temple.

  1. Gospel hope and the judgment of exile. (Genesis 3:20-24)
    1. This is why we should feel “homeless” in this world.
  2. Israel’s history of sin, exile, and promised restoration. (Deuteronomy 30:1-10)
    1. This is why we should live as “exiles” in this world.
  3. The restoration realized in Christ crucified, risen, and returning. (Revelation 22:1-5)
    1. This is why we should look forward to the heavenly city-garden.

Prayer of Application

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

(Bread: NTH 427 – Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands / Cup: NTH 499 – Rock of Ages)

  • Invitation & Warning
  • Serving the Supper
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving

Closing Song – NTH 546 – The Sands of Time Are Sinking

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. Numbers 6:24-26


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 6/06/2021

  1. 1. The Property Search Committee asks that any outstanding questionnaires be returned by today. If you have questions, please contact Raymond Hayes at .
  2. 2. If you filled out the Women's Fellowship information sheet and put it in Jean Mulvaney's mailbox please check with her this morning.  It seems a few of the responses are missing.
  3. 3. Wednesday, June 9th. The Wednesday evening activities will conclude for the summer with an Ice Cream Social at 7:00PM. Everyone is invited.
  4. 4. The next discussion group on the Westminster Confession of Faith will be Sunday, June 13th here at the church at 6:00PM. Please touch base with Mark Maloney, Jr. for more information. Everyone is invited! (Note – there will be 1 meeting in June)
  5. 5. Players of the Stage invites the Living Hope Congregation to a private staging of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen on Wednesday, June 16th at 7 pm.  This is a benefit show for Bloom (formerly known as Truth for Women). Bloom offers Help, Healing and Hope for women who have been rescued from trafficking.  Please invite friends to come.  No reservations necessary.
  1. 6. The next (and final for the year) Men’s Breakfast will be Saturday, June 19th here at the church. Please read Chapter 9 of the book Disciplines of a Godly Man, by Kent Hughes.
  2. 7. Living Hope is again participating in Bright Hope Pregnancy Center's Baby Bottle Campaign. If you would like to participate, pick up a bottle on today, Sunday, May 9th, (Mother's Day) or as soon as possible, fill it with spare change, cash (or write a check if that's easier) and return it to the church on Sunday, June 20th (Father's Day).  If you have any questions, please speak to Mary Ann Truscott.  Thanks!
  3. 8. Make sure you have Saturday, July 24th on your calendar for our annual Church Picnic. It will be again held at the Goonewardene’s home from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. More information will be given as we get closer to the date.
  4. 9. Please check your mailbox box for the new missionary prayer reminder card.