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May 22, 2022

“The Truth, the Son & Eternal Life”

Passage: 1 John 2:18-25

Preacher: Dominic Silla

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: 1 John


Main Text - 1 John 2:18-25, OT Reading - Psalm 16:1-11, NT Reading - 1 John 2:18-25, Reading of the Law – Galatians 3:10-12


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 10:45 AM Mr. Dominic Silla Exhorting



Opening Song – Behold Our God


Gospel Greeting – To those who are elect . . . according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. 1 Peter 1:1b-2

Call to Worship Song – NTH 1 – All People That on Earth Do Dwell

Call to Worship – The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! Psalm 99:1-3

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 181 – We Come, O Christ, to You

Reading of the Law – Galatians 3:10-12

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin – Almighty, everlasting God, for our many sins we justly deserve eternal condemnation. In Your great mercy, you sent your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who won for us forgiveness of sins and everlasting righteousness. Grant us true repentance that, dead to sin, we may be raised up by faith in Your life-giving Gospel. Grant us your Holy Spirit that we may be ever thankful and live a faithful and godly life in your service; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon – Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”—so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith. Gal. 3:13-14

Doxology – NTH 732

Exhortation to Give – Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:17-20

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer


– NTH 154 – Thou Art the Way

– Jesus, Strong and Kind

Scripture Readings – OT: Psalm 16:1-11 / NT: 1 John 2:18-25

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of 1 John 2:18-25: “The Truth, the Son & Eternal Life”

1. Part 1: The Problem - The Last Hour and the Anti-Christs (1 John 2:18-19)

2. Part 2: The Doctrine - Anointing, Truth, and the Indwelling God (1 John 2:20-23)

3. Part 3: The Command & Promise - Abiding into Eternal Life (1 John 2:24-25)

Prayer of Application

Psalm of Response – Psalm 16 (from Trinity Psalter Hymnal)

Benediction – Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17


ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 05/22/2022

  1. 1. Today we welcome Dominic Silla as our guest preacher.
  2. 2. On Tuesday morning at 7:45 – 8:30AM, Pastor Phelps will be leading Prayer for Revival here at the church (all are welcome to join in). At 11:30AM – 12:30PM there will be an Outreach Bible Study, this week held at Wegman’s on Tilghman St.
  3. 3. Our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer time begins at 7:00PM. This week, May 25, we will be studying Romans 13:1-7. The Zoom notice will go out on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. 4. The Baby Bottle Giving Campaign to support the Bright Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center began on 5/8/2022 (Mother’s Day) and ends on 6/19/2022 (Father’s Day). Please pick your Baby Bottle today. They are on the table in the hallway.
  5. 5. The next Westminster Confession of Faith discussion will be on May 22, 2022 at 6:00PM.
  6. 6. Pastor Phelps will be away part of this coming week (Thursday May 26 – Monday May 30) as he attends the “Street Preaching Conference” at the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, NJ. If you have needs, please contact one of the elders.
  7. 7. As a reminder, Pastor Phelps will be taking his “day off” on Monday’s. As such, we want to protect that day for him and his family to get some refreshment after his usual busy weekend. We ask that, unless it is an emergency, moving forward, we all refrain from asking to meet with, or talk with Pastor Phelps on Monday. Thank you.