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Jun 28, 2020

“Jesus: God the Word” (Part 2)

Passage: John 1:1-18

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: John: That You May Believe

Category: John


Main Text - John 1:9-18, OT Reading - Exodus 34:1-9, NT Reading - John 1:1-18


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at 10:45 AM


Announcements – see below

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

Call to Worship Song – NTH 302 – Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Call to Worship – One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27:4

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Opening Hymn – NTH 203 – Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Reading of Law – Matthew 22:37-40

Confession of Sin

Have mercy on us, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from our iniquity and cleanse us from our sin. For we know our transgressions, and our sin is ever before us. Against you, you only, have we sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Purge us with hyssop, and we shall be clean; wash us and we shall be whiter than snow. For you have promised, O Father, that if we confess our sins, you will be faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness – by the blood of your Son, Jesus. Restore to us the joy of your salvation by the power of your Holy Spirit. And enable us, by your grace, to walk in the light of your Gospel, and to show fellow sinners the way of repentance. Amen. (Adapted from Psalm 51)

Declaration of Pardon – Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2

Confession of Faith (Nicene Creed, NTH p. 846)

Exhortation to Give – “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38

Doxology – NTH 733

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Scripture Readings – OT: Exodus 34:1-9 / NT: John 1:1-18


– NTH 208 – O Come, All Ye Faithful

– Light of the World (Key of E)

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of John 1:1-18: “Jesus: God the Word” (Part 2)

Jesus Christ is eternally God, the Word (John 1:1-2):

  1. He is the Creator, Life, and Light of the world. (John 1:3-5)
  2. He is the object of John the Baptist’s faithful witness. (John 1:6-8)
  3. He is the true Light who gives new life and adoption as God’s children. (John 1:9-13)
  4. He became flesh to make known the Father’s glory in grace and truth. (John 1:14-18)

Prayer of Application

Closing Song – NTH 526 – Blessed Are the Sons of God (alt. tune NTH 116)

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 - Ministry opportunities – Week of 6/28/2020

1. Reminder of office hours - Tuesday, Pastor Tony’s Office Hours are 9 AM-12 PM and Thursday, 12 PM-3 PM or by appointment. Please call Pastor Tony at (401) 932-1732 for prayer or pastoral needs.

2. Wednesday evening we will again be having our Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship time starting at 7:00pm.  Look for your Zoom invitation on Wednesday afternoon.

3. Next Sunday – July 5th

Communion Preparations – we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper, next Sunday.

Deacon’s Fund offering will be taken. 

Food Bank resources will be distributed.

If you want to send support for these, use the offering box in the back of the church, mail your gift to the church PO Box, or use the Secure Online Giving Portal and use the drop downs under Deacon’s Fund.