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Feb 13, 2022

“Indignation and Resurrection”

Passage: John 11:28-44

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: John: That You May Believe

Category: John


Main Text - John 11:28-44, OT Reading - Ecclesiastes 7:1-14, NT Reading - John 11:28-44, Reading of the Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness


Gospel Greeting – Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5

Call to Worship Song – The Steadfast Love of the Lord

Call to Worship – Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple! Psalm 65:4 

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 88 – With Grateful Heart My Thanks I Bring

Reading of the Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21

Corporate Confession of Sin – Almighty, everlasting God, for our many sins we justly deserve eternal condemnation. In Your great mercy, you sent your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who won for us forgiveness of sins and everlasting righteousness. Grant us true repentance that, dead to sin, we may be raised up by faith in Your life-giving Gospel. Grant us your Holy Spirit that we may be ever thankful and live a faithful and godly life in your service; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 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

Confession Medley

– Depths of Mercy

– Thank You for Your Mercy

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 Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Readings – OT: Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 / NT: John 11:28-44

Prayer for Illumination

Exhortation – An Exposition of John 11:28-44: “Indignation and Resurrection”

    Jesus proves that He is God, the Resurrection and the Life:


  1. 1. But first, Jesus, indignant at death, grieves with those who grieve. (John 11:28-37)
  2. 2. Then Jesus calls for faith to see God’s glory and gives thanks to His Father. (John 11:38-42)
  3. 3. Finally, Jesus raises Lazarus by His Word and frees him from the grave. (John 11:43-44)

 Prayer of Application

Song of Response – Psalm 16 (Seedbed Psalter; tune: “Crown Him with Many Crowns”)

Benediction – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13


Psalm 16

O keep me safe, my God—I take refuge in Thee.
I said to God, “You are my Lord; I have no good but Thee.”
As for Your saints on earth, they are the glo-rious ones;
The godly who are my delight—Your daughters and Your sons.


Those who seek other gods, their sorrows will increase,
For chasing after emptiness will never bring them peace.
I will not join with them, blood offerings to make;
The names of idols, empty gods, on my lips I’ll not take.


The Lord’s my portion and my cup, my sure defense;
For You have made my lot secure – You’re my inheritance.
The bound’ries of my life have fallen pleasantly;
My heritage, my sure repose, is beautiful to me.


I’ll praise and bless the Lord who has instructed me;
Indeed, my heart and mind all night do counsel give to me.
For I have set the Lord before me e’er to stand;
And I will never shaken be, for He’s at my right hand.


Therefore, my heart is glad, my spirit does rejoice;
My flesh will also dwell secure, and I’ll lift up my voice.
You won’t abandon me to death and the grave’s sway;
You won’t allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.


You have made known to me the path of life, the Way;
For in Your presence there is joy in all its full array.
At Your right hand are found both joy and pleasures’ store;
For in Your presence, at Your hand, are pleasures evermore.


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 02/13/2022


  1. 1. The next Westminster Confession of Faith discussion will be on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 6:00PM. The group will meet again on Sunday February 27th at 6:00PM.
  2. 2. On Tuesday morning at 7:45 – 8:30AM, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church (all are welcome to join in). At 11:30AM – 12:30PM there will be an Outreach Bible Study, this week held at Wegman’s on Tilghman St. (near the Café) (all are welcome to join in)
  3. 3. Our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer time will begin at 7:00PM. This week, Feb. 16th, we will be studying Romans 10:5-13.
  4. 4. Women's Bible Study, Thursday, 2/17, here at the church at 10AM. Newcomers are welcome to join us as we study the glorious riches of God's grace that we have in Christ Jesus, through the book of Ephesians. Bring your Bible, a pencil and notebook. See Andie Batten if you have any questions. Future dates: 3/3, 3/17, 4/7 and 4/21.
  5. 5. Men’s Breakfast - Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 8:30AM. Please read Disciplines of a Godly Man, chapter 15: "Discipline of Leadership". This will also be a Zoom event.
  6. 6. The church is in need of a Church Administrative Assistant. On average, the tasks require about 4-6 hours per week. A listing of the regular tasks can be obtained from Pastor Phelps. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Phelps.
  7. 7. FLOWERS – please sign up to provide flowers for Sunday Worship. The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the hallway.
  8. 8. Meal Ministry - Anyone who is willing to provide a meal for a family or individual in need should sign up. Please sign up on the sheet provided on the bulletin board in the hall. Please contact Carol Nolan for further information.