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May 16, 2021

“Jesus Exposes Hypocrites and Saves Sinners”

Passage: John

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: John: That You May Believe

Category: John


Main Text - John 7:53-8:11, OT Reading - Psalm 50:1-23, NT Reading - John 7:53-8:11, Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:45 AM


Opening Hymn – Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun


Gospel Greeting – Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. - 1 Tim. 1:2

Call to Worship Song – NTH 734 – Gloria Patri

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 498 – Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!

Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40

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 – In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight. Eph. 1:7-8

Doxology – NTH 732

Exhortation to Give – The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer


– Thank You for Your Mercies

– Marvelous Grace of Our Loving Lord

Scripture Readings – OT: Psalm 50:1-23 / NT: John 7:53-8:11

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of John 7:53-8:11: “Jesus Exposes Hypocrites and Saves Sinners”

Jesus wisely exposes hypocritical accusers – and justifies and sanctifies undeniable sinners.

  1. The accusers, the accused, and the trap. (John 7:53-8:6a)
  2. The accusers trapped by their own accusations. (John 8:8b-9)
  3. The accusations answered with justifying and sanctifying grace. (John 8:10-11)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 509 – Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Benediction – Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess. 5:23


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 5/16/2021

  1. - Wednesday - The Wednesday evening Bible Study and kids Club will be held this week, 5/12/21. The Bible Study will also be a Zoom event – the invite will go out on Wednesday.
  2. - The next discussion group on the Westminster Confession of Faith will be Sunday May 16thhere at the church at 6:00PM. Please touch base with Mark Maloney, Jr. for more information. Everyone is invited!
  3. - Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 9th. The Wednesday evening activities will conclude for the summer with an Ice Cream Social at 7:00PM. Everyone is invited
  4. - 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), 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!
  5. - 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.
  6. - Check your church mailbox for some important “stuff”.