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May 02, 2021

“The Man of Dust & the Man of Heaven”

Passage: Genesis 3:17-21

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Christ in the Old Testament

Category: Genesis


Main Text - Genesis 3:17-21 / OT Reading - Genesis 3:17-21, NT Reading - 1 Corinthians 15:42-49,


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP (with Communion) for Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 10:45 AM



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

Call to Worship Song – Apostles’ Creed

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

Opening Hymn – NTH 420 – At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

Reading of Law – A Summary of the Ten Commandments & Great Commandment

Corporate Confession of Sin – Most holy and merciful Father, we acknowledge and confess before you our sinful nature – prone to evil and slothful in good – and all our shortcomings and offenses against you. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. O Lord, have mercy on us, who are ashamed and sorry for all the ways we have displeased you. Teach us to hate our errors, cleanse us from our secret faults, and forgive our sins for the sake of your dear Son. And O most holy and loving Father, send your purifying grace into our hearts, we beseech you, and that we may henceforth live in your light and walk in your ways, according to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Pardon – Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. John 5:24

Confession Medley

– Depths of Mercy

– Power of the Cross

Exhortation to Give – “…Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35b

Prayer for Regular & Diaconal Collections with Pastoral Prayer

Doxology – NTH 731

Scripture Readings – OT: Genesis 3:17-21 / NT: 1 Corinthians 15:42-49

Prayer for Illumination

Communion Sermon Christ in the OT (Genesis 3:17-21 with 1 Corinthians 15:42-49):

“The Man of Dust & the Man of Heaven”

The first Adam is the man made of dust who returns to dust – and we bear his likeness by nature; the Last Adam is the Man of Heaven raised from the dust – and we bear His likeness by grace.

  1. God curses the ground for the sin of the man of dust – and with him, we are condemned to the dust of death. (Genesis 3:17-19)
  2. Yet God has promised a Savior who will restore us to life – and cover our shame with His sacrifice. (Genesis 3:20-21)
  3. Christ came from heaven, died for our sins, and rose for our justification – so that with Him we might rise from the dust of death to life eternal. (1 Corinthians 15:42-49)

Prayer of Application

Communion Service Hymn of Preparation

– NTH 427 Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

(Bread: NTH 264 – Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross / Cup: NTH 253 – There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood)

  • Invitation & Warning
  • Serving the Supper
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving

Closing Song – NTH 156 – O Lord, How Shall I Meet You

Benediction – The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Cor. 13:14

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 5/02/2021

  1. Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We will also take the Deacon’s offering and distribute the Food Bank resources.
  2. Wednesday - The Wednesday evening Bible Study and kids Club will be held this week, 5/05/21. The Bible Study will also be a Zoom event – the invite will go out on Wednesday.
  3. Living Hope will once again be participating in Bright Hope Pregnancy Center's Baby Bottle Campaign. If you would like to participate, pick up a bottle on Sunday, May 9th, (Mother's Day), fill it with spare change, cash (or write a check if that's easier) and return it to the church on Sunday, June 20th (Father's Day).  If you have any questions, please speak to Mary Ann Truscott.  Thanks!
  4. The next (and last planned) Ladies' Bible study will be Thursday, 5/13 at Living Hope in the auditorium, at 10AM. Join us as we explore the riches of God's grace as shown to us in the book of Ephesians. Any questions, please ask Andie Batten.
  5. The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, May 15, 2021 here at the church. Men of the church meet for breakfast on the third Saturday of the month (this may change occasionally) from 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 May, please read chapter 8 "Discipline of Prayer". Breakfast will be provided. This event will also be on Zoom.
  6. The next discussion group on the Westminster Confession of Faith will be Sunday May 16th here at the church at 6:00PM. Please touch base with Mark Maloney, Jr. for more information. Everyone is invited!