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Dec 06, 2020

“Two Adams and Two Brides”

Passage: Genesis 2:18-25

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: Christ in the Old Testament

Category: Genesis


Main Text - OT: Genesis 2:18-25 / NT: Ephesians 5:22-33 & OT Reading - Genesis 2:18-25, NT Reading Ephesians 5:22-33,





for Sunday, December 6th, 2020 at 10:45 AM


Prelude – NTH 224 – Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

 Announcements – see below

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

 Call to Worship Song – NTH 194 – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

 Call to Worship – Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. Psalm 29:1-2

 Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

 Opening Hymn – Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

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

 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

 Doxology – NTH 731

 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 Regular & Diaconal Collections with Pastoral Prayer

 Scripture Readings – OT: Genesis 2:18-25 / NT: Ephesians 5:22-33


– W&C 134 – Emmanuel

– W&C 82 – O Come, Let Us Adore Him

 Prayer for Illumination

 Communion Sermon

Christ in the OT (Genesis 2:18-25 with Ephesians 5:22-33): “Two Adams and Two Brides”

 God ordains marriage for the good of humanity – and to reveal a Gospel mystery.

  1. 1. Marriage is appointed for covenant companionship. (Gen. 2:18-22; Eph. 5:22-27).
  2. 2. Marriage is the uniting of the husband and the wife as one flesh – to reflect the mystery of Christ’s union with His bride, the church. (Gen. 2:23-25; Ephesians 5:31-32).

 Prayer of Application

 Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

(Bread: NTH 252 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross / Cup: NTH 307 – Nothing But the Blood)

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

 Closing Song – NTH 169 – My Heart Does Overflow (Psalm 45)

 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


  1. 1. The EARLY WORSHIP SERVICE will be held (was held) at 8:30am, Sunday, December 6th. This early Worship Service at 8:30am (that will not be live streamed) is in addition to our regular 10:45am Worship Service (which will be live streamed).


  1. 2. Today we will celebrate the Lord's Supper. We will also take the Deacon's Fund offering and distribute the Food Bank resources.


  1. 3. The Wednesday evening activities will be held here at the church. This week, the Bible Study will NOT be Zoomed as we will be showing a Sinclair Ferguson video.


  1. 4. Mark Maloney, Jr. will be leading a discussion on the Westminster Confession of Faith after watching the John Gerstner video on the WCF. The plan is to meet at 6:00pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, here at the church. The next meeting will be on Dec. 13th. Please touch base with Mark for more information. Everyone is invited!


  1. 5. On Sunday, December 13th, Rev. Chris Byrd will be preaching while Pastor Phelps is on vacation.


  1. 6. IMPORTANT – IMPORTANT …There will be a Congregational/Corporation Meeting on Sunday, December 13th immediately after the Worship Service. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the sale of our land.


  1. 7. For those interested in purchasing poinsettias to help decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas program on Sunday, December 20th => there is now a sign-up list posted on the bulletin board.  If you are unable to access this sign-up list, you can email .   Last date to order will be Sunday, December 6th. You may choose red, white, pink, or marble flowers & they are $10.00 each.  Indicate if they are in honor or in memory of a loved one and the name of that person(s). Please give your money or checks (made out to Living Hope) to Raymond Hayes.


  1. 8. The Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, 12/19 at 8:30am, will again be a BYO Breakfast event. This event will be on Zoom. The men will be studying Chapter 3 of the book Disciples of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes.


  1. 9. There will be a “modified” Christmas program on Sunday, December 20th. THEN, following the Christmas program, there will be a church wide Christmas Dinner here at the church. Special precautionary procedures will be in place. This year, the dinner will be for only those in attendance at the worship service. Please sign up to bring two side dishes if you plan to come. We need two people to roast turkeys which the church will provide. We plan to have hand sanitizer and gloves available at the beginning of the buffet line, and request that people wear masks to go through the line. In case you missed it…we really need you to sign up if you plan to attend.


  1. 10. We will be having our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 6:30pm, Thursday December 24th here at the church. We hope you will plan to attend.