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Jun 19, 2022

“Living by Faith in the Son of God”

Passage: Galatians 2:17-21

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: An Exposition of Galatians

Category: Galatians


Main Text - Galatians 2:15-21, OT Reading - Jeremiah 23:1-6, NT Reading - Galatians 2:15-21, Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – Christ our Hope in Life and Death


Gospel Greeting – To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Jude 1:1-2

Call to Worship Song – Father God

Call to Worship – Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Ps. 107:1-3

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 76 – Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40

(Silent Confession of Sin)

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 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17

Doxology – NTH 733

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 Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Song of Preparation

– Yet Not I But Christ in Me

Scripture Readings – OT: Jeremiah 23:1-6 / NT: Galatians 2:15-21

Galatians 2:15–21 (ESV)

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of Galatians 2:17-21: “Living by Faith in the Son of God”

With Christ, we died to the law so that we might live to God.

  1. 1. We make ourselves transgressors if we return to the law. (Gal 2:17-18)
  2. 2. We died to the law at the cross and now live by faith in Christ. (Gal 2:19-20)
  3. 3. We must not nullify God’s grace by seeking righteousness from the law. (Gal 2:21)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 168 – I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art

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 06/19/2022

  1. 1. 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).
  2. 2. Reminder - there will be no Sunday School until September.
  3. 3. The Baby Bottle Giving Campaign to support the Bright Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center ends on 6/19/2022 (Father’s Day) today.
  4. 4. The first Women’s Fellowship will be this Wednesday, June 22nd. The women gather at church for a time of fellowship, desert. A short devotional will be presented from the book "A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church", by Megan Hill. This starts at 6:30 p.m.  Come and bring a friend for a very enjoyable time out. Please sign up on the sheet in the hallway.
  5. 5. The Early Worship service will begin at 9:00am for the summer months.
  6. 6. Mark your calendar - Our Annual Church Picnic will be Saturday, July 9th, at Wehr Mill Park (Covered Bridge Park), Pavilion #1 (where we had the Slip N Slide a few years back), It will begin at 12 noon and run 12-5pm. Sign up sheets will be available starting next week.
  7. 7. The next Westminster Confession of Faith discussion will be on July 17th at 6:00PM.
  8. 8. Our friend, Daniel Fenstermacher has asked that we let you know that his good friend, Charlotte Krasinski passed away on June 14th. Services will be held at Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 North Krocks Road, Allentown, PA 18106, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. A calling period will be held at 10:45 AM with a service at 11:45 AM. A catered luncheon will be held following the services in Stephens Funeral Home at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Robert and Brian Krasinski to help with future expenses.