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Jul 25, 2021

“Spiritual Maturation: The Long Road”

Passage: 1 John 2:12-14

Preacher: Dominic Silla

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: 1 John


Main Text - 1 John 2:12-14, OT Reading - Deuteronomy 8:1-10, NT Reading - 1 John 2:12-14, Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 10:45 AM Mr. Dominic Silla exhorting



Opening Song – “Living Hope”


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

Call to Worship Song – Gloria Patri—NTH #734

Call to Worship – Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:3-4

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – Holy, Holy, Holy—NTH #100

Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin – Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Gospel Assurance – For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly… But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6, 8

Doxology – NTH 731

Exhortation to Give – Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Heb. 13:16

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Medley – Let It Be Said Of Us (Let The Cross Be Our Glory)

Take My Life And Let It Be—NTH #585

Scripture Readings – OT: Deuteronomy 8:1-10 / NT: 1 John 2:12-14

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – “Spiritual Maturation: The Long Road” – 1 John 2:12-14

- Introduction

- Part 1: Little Children

- Part 2: Fathers

- Part 3: Young Men

- Conclusion

Prayer of Application

Closing Hymn – Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus—NTH #679


 ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 7/25/2021

  1. - Continuing for this coming week, Pastor Phelps (and his family) will be away on vacation. He returns on August 2nd.
  2. - Dominic Silla will be exhorting today (7/25) and next Sunday (8/01). Dom is a member of our church, he is recent graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and is going through the process of becoming licensed in the OPC and on his way to possibly being ordained in the OPC.
  3. - The next Women’s Fellowship will be here at the church on Wednesday evening, August 4th at 6:30pm. Joanne Goonewardene will be hosting. Please make sure you sign up.
  4. - A reminder that with Pastor Phelps out of town on August 1st, we are moving our regular communion service until Sunday, 8/08. We are also moving our Early Service, with communion until 8/08.
  5. - We are now having a pre-worship Fellowship time beginning at 10:15AM each Sunday morning through the summer months. Come join us for coffee or tea and enjoy some fellowship before worship.
  6. - POTS is collecting school supplies for the HOPE KIDS of Allentown.  There will be a collection box in the hallway for the supplies until Sunday, August 15th.  Questions, ask Beth Barshinger.
  7. - There will be one group discussion session on the WCF led by Mark Maloney, Jr. in August, on Sunday evening 8/15/2021 here at the church at 6:00PM.