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Nov 20, 2022

“Walking by the Spirit, Crucifying the Flesh”

Passage: Galatians 5:13-26

Preacher: Pastor Tony Phelps

Series: An Exposition of Galatians

Category: Galatians


Main Text - Galatians 5:16-26, OT Reading - Isaiah 35:1-10, NT Reading - Galatians 5:13-26, Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40


LIVING HOPE OPC ORDER OF WORSHIP for Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 10:45 AM


Opening Song – Christ, Our Hope in Life and Death


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

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

Call to Worship – Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:3-4

Prayer of Adoration & Invocation

Hymn of Praise – In Thanksgiving, Let Us Praise Him

Reading of the Law – Matthew 22:34-40

(Silent Confession of Sin)

Corporate Confession of Sin – Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. 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

Exhortation to Give – For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! 2 Cor. 9:12-15

Collection with Prayer (Offertory: NTH 363 – We Gather Together)

Doxology – NTH 733 - Doxology

Pastoral Prayer


– There Is a Redeemer

– Thank You for Your Mercies

Scripture Readings – OT: Isaiah 35:1-10 / NT: Galatians 5:13-26

Prayer for Illumination

Sermon – An Exposition of Galatians 5:16-26: “Walking by the Spirit, Crucifying the Flesh”

Christ has set us free to walk by the Spirit and to crucify the flesh.

  1. 1. This walk is warfare. (Galatians 5:16-18)
  2. 2. This walk is not in the works of the flesh. (Galatians 5:19-21)
  3. 3. This walk is in the fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-24)
  4. 4. This walk is in step with the Spirit – and not a proud walk. (Galatians 5:25-26)

Prayer of Application

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

Benediction – May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 15:5-6



ANNOUNCEMENTS – Week of 11/20/2022

  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. Thanksgiving EVE ServiceWednesday, November 23, 2022 at 6:00PM.
  3. 3. Next Sunday, November 27th Dominic Silla (Pastoral Intern) will be exhorting as Pastor Phelps will be away.
  4. 4. As we resume taking the offering during the service, we will need folks to sign up to be Ushers. Each week we will need three ushers. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.
  5. 5. Today, as part of a Presbytery of Philadelphia initiative, Living Hope will have an Elder visitation, with men from Emmanuel OPC in Wilmington Delaware. The congregation can talk with them any time before SS, at the break, and after worship.  If any one wants to meet separately with them to discuss any issues here at Living Hope, there will be a room to meet privately from about 12:15 until 1:0PM.
  6. 6. Choir Practice starts November 27th at 12:30 pm after church.  Everyone 7th grade and up is welcome to join the choir for our Christmas Service.
  7. 7. It is that time of the year when we take a special Thank Offering for the OPC. Below you will find the web address to view the second of three videos, this one covering Home Missions. Please cut and paste the link to view it - https://vimeo.com/766118364. Your giving to WorldWide Outreach will assist the Committee on Christian Education as they provide resources for the church to grow in the knowledge of the Lord, including things like: New Horizons, Ordained Servant, OPC.org, GCP Sunday School Materials, Trinity Psalter Hymnal, Internships, and Ministerial Training (MTI). The offering will be taken on Sunday November 27th.
  8. 8. Players of the Stage is staging The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00PM. This is a private show for Living Hope church and their invited friends. There will be a donation taken for Bright Hope Pregnancy Resource Center.  There will not be any Wednesday Night Bible Study that night.
  9. 9. HOPE Kid's Christmas Gifts- We will be collecting gifts for the HOPE Kid's outreach Christmas party. They mostly need gifts for girls 8-12.  A list of suggestions will be posted.  They prefer that they aren't wrapped.  The collection will be held from November 20th to December 7th. There will be a bin in the hallway to collect the gifts. Pastor Emmanuel and Laura Suarez appreciate Living Hope's support.
  10. 10. Future Events – Mark your calendars for: Ladies Craft Breakfast, 12/17, Men’s breakfast, 12/17 and our annual Christmas Dinner 12/18. More details to follow in the coming weeks.