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May 08, 2022

“Not Man’s Gospel”

Passage: Galatians 1:11-24

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: An Exposition of Galatians

Category: Galatians


Main Text - Galatians 1:11-24, OT Reading - Jeremiah 1:4-10, NT Reading - Galatians 1:11-24, Reading of the Law – Matthew 5:17-22


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 10:45 AM


Opening Song – Great Is the Lord (W&C 31)


Gospel Greeting – Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7

Call to Worship Psalm – NTH 717 – Blest the Man that Fears Jehovah (Psalm 128)

Call to Worship – Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Psalm 95:6-7

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 524 – Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ

Reading of the Law – Matthew 5:17-22

(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 – In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:4-7

Doxology – NTH 733

Exhortation to Give – 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 9:7-8

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer


– Beneath the Cross of Jesus

– Let the Cross Be Our Glory

Scripture Readings – OT: Jeremiah 1:4-10 / NT: Galatians 1:11-24

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of Galatians 1:11-24: “Not Man’s Gospel”

The Apostle Paul’s testimony proves the heavenly origin of the Gospel he preaches.

  1. 1. The true Gospel is not man’s Gospel (Galatians 1:11-14)
  2. 2. The true Gospel converted, commissioned, and changed Paul. (Galatians 1:15-17)
  3. 3. The true Gospel causes God to be glorified (Galatians 1:18-24)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 469 – How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 05/08/2022

  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). At 11:30AM – 12:30PM there will be an Outreach Bible Study, this week held at Starbuck’s at Hamilton Crossings off the 222 Bypass near Whole Foods/Costco.
  2. 2. Our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer time begins at 7:00PM. This week, May 11, we will be studying Romans 12:16-21. The Zoom notice will go out on Wednesday afternoon.
  3. 3. The Baby Bottle Giving Campaign to support the Brighthope Crisis Pregnancy Center begins today, 5/8/2022 (Mother’s Day) and ends on 6/19/2022 (Father’s Day). Please pick your Baby Bottle today. They are on the table in the hallway.
  4. 4. We will be having a guest preacher, Dominic Silla, on Sunday 5/15/22.
  5. 5. Ladies, please join us for a Shower of Encouragement on Monday, May 16th at 6:30 pm at the church. Dinner will be served.
  6. 6. The Men’s Breakfast will be held here at the church on Saturday, May 21st. It begins at 8:30AM. We will meet for food, study and fellowship at 8:30AM. Please read Chapter 18, "Discipline of Ministry" in the book, Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes.
  7. 7. The next Westminster Confession of Faith discussion will be on May 22, 2022 at 6:00PM.