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Sep 04, 2022

The Nature of Sin and the Call to Righteousness

Passage: 1 John 3:4-10

Preacher: Dominic Silla

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: 1 John


Main Text - 1 John 3:4-10, OT Reading - Psalm 1, NT Reading - 1 John 3:4-10, Reading of the Law –Exodus 20:1-17 & Matthew 22:37-40


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 10:45 AM

Dominic Silla exhorting



Opening Song –My Heart is filled with Thankfulness


Gospel Greeting – Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. - Ps. 145:3

Call to Worship Song – NTH 734 - Gloria Patri

Call to Worship – Jesus said: “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” - John 4:23-24

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 92 - A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Reading of the Law –Exodus 20:1-17 & Matthew 22:37-40 (Summarized)

(Silent Confession of Sin)

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, that we may henceforth live in your light and walk in your ways, according to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon – Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities under foot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19

Exhortation to Give – “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! Psalm 96:8”

Doxology NTH 733

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer


- NTH 629 - What a Friend We Have in Jesus

- He will Hold Me Fast

Scripture Readings – OT Text: Psalm 1 - NT Text: 1 John 3:4-10

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon: The Nature of Sin and the Call to Righteousness

Part 1: The Nature of Sin (vss. 4-6)

Part 2: Vigilance Against our Enemy, and his Defeat (vss. 7-8)

Part 3: Summary of Our Nature (vss. 9-10)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 589 - Fill Thou My Life, O Lord My God

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


 ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 9/04/2022

  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. A Reminder - Beginning this month, September, we will no longer have the Early Worship Service.
  3. 3. Next Sunday, September 11th we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Beginning with that service, Living Hope will offer both Wine and Grape Juice during communion, using a “split tray” with the Wine in the outer ring of the tray and grape juice in the center of the tray.
  4. 4. Next Sunday, September 11th, we will be taking our Deacon’s Fund offering amd distributing our Food Bank resources.
  1. 5. Sunday School begins next Sunday, September 11th. This fall, Sunday School will begin at 9:30AM. (Note – Back to our “old” start time.)
  1. 6. The next Women’s Fellowship with be here at the church on Tuesday, September 13th at 6:30PM.
  1. 7. The new member class will begin on Tuesday, September 13that 7:00PM. This seven-session church membership study will be offered to anyone interested in becoming a member of Living Hope or just finding out more about church membership. Please let Pastor Phelps know if you are interested in being a part of this group.
  1. 8. The Wednesday Evening Activities will begin on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00PM.
  1. 9. The Men’s Breakfast will resume on Saturday, September 17th at 8:30AM. This fall we will be using a Paul Tripp video series entitled “Men of Faith”. We encourage ALL men of the church to attend. A continental breakfast will be served.