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May 15, 2022

“Two Loves, Two Ends”

Passage: 1 John 2:15-17

Preacher: Dominic Silla

Series: Visiting Preacher

Category: 1 John


Main Text - 1 John 2:15-17, OT Reading - Deuteronomy 6:1-9, NT Reading - 1 John 2:15-17, Reading of the Law – Exodus 20:1-17


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 10:45 AM Mr. Dominic Silla Exhorting



Opening Song – O How Good It Is


Gospel Greeting – Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 1 Timothy 1:2

Call to Worship Song – NTH 734 – Gloria Patri

Call to Worship – Oh sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Psalm 98:1-3

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – NTH 529 – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Reading of the Law – Exodus 20:1-17

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin – Almighty God, we confess we have broken your commandments. We have sinned by selfishness, worldliness, unbelief and pride. We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves, and we have not walked humbly with you. Forgive us our sins and blot out our debts according to your tender mercies, according to your loving kindness. Cleanse us by the blood of Jesus your Son. Give us a humble and contrite heart that we might forgive others as you have forgiven us. We ask through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon – Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isa. 53:4-6

Doxology – NTH 731

Exhortation to Give – So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Gal. 6:10

Prayer for Collection & Pastoral Prayer


– NTH 457 – Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

– The Lord’s My Shepherd

Scripture Readings – OT: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 / NT: 1 John 2:15-17

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of 1 John 2:15-17: “Two Loves, Two Ends”

  1. 1. The command. (1 John 2:15)
  2. 2. Worldly things have worldly origins. (1 John 2:16)
  3. 3. Ultimate destinies. (1 John 2:17)

Prayer of Application

Hymn of Response – NTH 616 – Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

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 05/15/2022

  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 Starbuck’s at Hamilton Crossings off the 222 Bypass near Whole Foods/Costco.
  3. 3. Our Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer time begins at 7:00PM. This week, May 18, we will be studying Romans 12:16-21. The Zoom notice will go out on Wednesday afternoon.
  4. 4. The Baby Bottle Giving Campaign to support the Bright Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center begins, 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 Men’s Breakfast will be held here at the church on Saturday, May 21st. It begins at 8:30AM. We will meet for food, study and fellowship at 8:30AM. Please read Chapter 18, "Discipline of Ministry" in the book, Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes.
  6. 6. The next Westminster Confession of Faith discussion will be on May 22, 2022 at 6:00PM.
  7. 7. Starting this week, 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.