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Oct 10, 2021

“The Goals of Gospel Ministry”

Passage: Titus 1:1-3

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Titus: "The Gospel, Godliness, and Good Works."

Category: Titus


Main Text - Titus 1:1-3, OT Reading - Isaiah 2:1-5, NT Reading - Titus 1:1-4, Reading of the Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 10:45 AM


Opening Song – NTH 173 – Praise Him! Praise Him!


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

Call to Worship Hymn – NTH 734 – Gloria Patri

Call to Worship – Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Ps. 95:1-3

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 9 – All You That Fear Jehovah’s Name

Reading of the Law – Deuteronomy 5:1-21

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 – 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

Doxology – NTH 732

Exhortation to Give – Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness. 1 Chron. 16:29

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

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

Scripture Readings – OT: Isaiah 2:1-5 / NT: Titus 1:1-4

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of Titus 1:1-3: “The Goals of Gospel Ministry”

What are the goals of a faithful Gospel ministry?

  1. 1. The faith of God’s elect. (Titus 1:1a)
  2. 2. The godliness of God’s elect. (Titus 1:1b)
  3. 3. The hope of God’s elect. (Titus 1:2)
  4. 4. All through the preaching of faithful Gospel ministers and witnesses. (Titus 1:3)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 141 – God in the Gospel of His Son

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 10/10/2021

  1. 1. Reminder - October is Pastor Appreciation Month.
  2. 2. The annual Harvest Dinner will be served after morning worship on October 10th (today).  Everyone is asked to sign up and bring a main dish and one of the following three dishes - a salad, vegetable or dessert (each dish should serve 12 or more).
  3. 3. The next group discussion session on the WCF led by Mark Maloney, Jr. is on Sunday 10/10/2021 (today) here at the church following the Harvest Dinner cleanup.
  4. 4. The next Women's Bible Study will be Thursday, 10/14, here at the church at 10AM. Newcomers are welcome to join us as we study the glorious riches of God's grace that we have in Christ Jesus. Bring your Bible, a pencil and notebook. See Andie Batten if you have any questions. Future dates: 10/28 and 11/11.
  5. 5. Men of the church will meet for the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, October 16th at 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Along with the continental breakfast, it is a time of fellowship, Bible discussion and prayer. Currently we are studying Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes. For October, please read chapter 11. Breakfast will be provided. This event will also be on Zoom.
  6. 6. The last Women's Fellowship will be on Tuesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the church.  Dot Hemmerle is scheduled to lead our devotions.  This will be the first time she will be with us since the pandemic and she cannot get the vaccination, so masks will be required!!  Let's make a special effort to be there.
  7. 7. Everyone is invited to the Reformation Party on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:45 pm.  There will be a variety of games teaching the truths of the Reformation.  Dinner (and candy bags!) will be provided by the church.  Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.
  8. 8. Operation Christmas Child - This year we will be packing our own shoeboxes- just like we did last year. There are shoeboxes under the Operation Christmas child table or you can use your own shoeboxes. Please drop off your filled shoeboxes no later than Sunday, November 7th. Ideas on what to put in your shoe box are in the brochure which is on the table or you can look at the sample shoeboxes on the table.
  9. 9. Please check your mailbox.