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Jul 31, 2022

“The Law Leads Us to Christ”

Passage: Galatians 3:19-25

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: An Exposition of Galatians

Category: Galatians


Main Text - Galatians 3:19-25, OT Reading - Deuteronomy 33:1-5, NT Reading - Galatians 3:19-25, Reading of the Law – Titus 3:1-3


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 10:45 AM



Opening Song – Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy


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

Call to Worship Song – NTH 734 – Gloria Patri

Call to Worship – I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! – Psalm 34:1-3

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 455 – And Can It Be

Reading of the Law – Titus 3:1-3

(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.

Assurance of Pardon – But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. – Titus 3:4-7

Song of Confession – Lord, I Come

Exhortation to Give – Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High. - Psalm 50:14

Doxology – NTH 732

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer

Hymn of Preparation – NTH 485 – O Thou That Hear’st When Sinners Cry (Ps 51)

Scripture Readings – OT: Deuteronomy 33:1-5 / NT: Galatians 3:19-25

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of Galatians 3:19-25: “The Law Leads Us to Christ”

What is the primary purpose of God’s Law?

  1. 1. To magnify sin. (Galatians 3:19-20)
  2. 2. To magnify sin in service to the promise of the Gospel. (Galatians 3:21-22)
  3. 3. To magnify sin and lead us to Christ to be justified by faith. (Galatians 3:23-25)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 512 – I Lay My Sins on Jesus

Benediction – And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. 1 Thess. 3:12-13


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 7/31/2022

  1. 1. 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).
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. The next Women’s Fellowship with be here at the church on Wednesday, August 17th.
  4. 4. Save the Date – We are having an after church fellowship lunch on Sunday 8/12/22. Details will come out soon.
  5. 5. 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.