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Jul 24, 2022

The Anointing, Confidence, & Righteousness

Passage: 1 John 2:24-29

Preacher: Dominic Silla

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: 1 John


Main Text: 1 John 2:24-29, OT Reading - Joshua 24:1-18, NT Reading - 1 John 2:24-29, Reading of the Law – Exodus 20:1-17


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – He will Hold me Fast


Gospel Greeting – “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Galatians 1:3-5

Call to Worship Song – NTH 59 - Forever Settled in the Heavens

Call to Worship – Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:4-5

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 94 - How Firm a Foundation

Reading of the Law – Exodus 20:1-17

(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 - O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.  And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. Ps. 130:7-8

Exhortation to Give – Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all… O Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a house for your holy name comes from your hand and is all your own. 1 Chron. 29:12, 16

Doxology NTH 731

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer


- The Word is so Near - Michael Card

- The Law of the Lord is Perfect - NTH 152

Scripture Readings

OT Text: Joshua 24:1-18, NT Text: 1 John 2:24-29

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon: The Anointing, Confidence, & Righteousness

The central focus of John’s message is for you to abide in Christ, to refuse to be led astray by the false advertisements of our enemies, and in doing so be able to walk in boldness and not shame before the throne of Grace.

Part 1: The Word and Eternal Live (vss. 24-25)

Part 2: The Anointing Highlighted (vss. 26-27)

Part 3: The Why of the Passage, Why we Abide (vss. 28-29)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 677 - Praise the Savior, Ye who Know Him

Benediction/Closing Prayer – Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways! Ps. 128:1


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 7/24/2022

1. Today we welcome our Intern, Dominic Silla, to our pulpit.

2. On Tuesday morning at 8:00 – 8:45AM, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church (all are welcome to join in).

3. Our quarterly Trustee Meeting will be Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00PM here at the church.

4. HOPE Kids school supply collection.  We will be collecting school supplies until August 14th for the Back to School Party for the kids in Allentown.  There is a collection bin in the hallway.

5. The next Women’s Fellowship with be here at the church on Wednesday, August 17th.

6. Are you interested in becoming a member of Living Hope? A seven-session church membership study will be offered in the near future. Please let Pastor Phelps know if you are interested.