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I and the Father are One

March 14, 2021 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Scripture: John 10:1–31


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“Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.”

Psalm 95

Introit                                                                                               Choir

“Could I Recount My Great Transgressions”

Drew A. Johnson

© 2011 Drew A. Johnson. Used by permission.


Could I recount my great transgressions, were I to number them ne’er would I cease f

rom gathering droves of guilt unfailing. Endless accusers make sweet my release.

Jesus, Jesus worthy is He. Granting so great a salvation to me.

Solus Christus now is my plea. Robed in His righteousness, innocent, free.


Tremble Golgotha, see God’s fury. Slaying my Savior, my Lord and my King.

A wonder, a mys-t’ry is God’s mercy. Through all eternity this will I sing.

Jesus, Jesus worthy is He. Granting so great a salvation to me.

Solus Christus now is my plea. Robed in His righteousness, innocent, free.

Call to Worship*                                                    Psalm 149:1-2, 9b

Hallelujah! Yah! Sing to the LORD a new song, and His praise in the congregation of the godly. Let Israel be glad in his Maker! Let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!... This is an honor for all His godly ones. Hallelujah! Yah!

Hymn of Praise*                                                                            #167

“When Morning Gilds the Skies”


Confession of Faith                                                 The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things
visible and invisible.

 And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.  Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.  And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of our sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


Preparation for Confession of Sin                     1 Corinthians 3:1-3

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                        Matthew 6:14-15

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Hymn of Assurance*                                                                  #523

“My Hope Is in the Lord”


Taking of Vows by New Communicant Members



Giving of Tithes and Offerings                                 


Prayer of Response


Scripture Reading*                      

Deuteronomy 6:4-9; John 17:20-26


Doxology*                                                     #731

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.



Taken from "Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition", ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission


Preaching of God’s Word                                  Pastor Jim Claycomb

“I and the Father are One”

John 10


Hymn of Affirmation*                                                                    #100

“Holy, Holy, Holy”


Benedictory Blessing*                                                              

“Gloria Patri”

Henry W. Greatorex, 1851

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen, amen.


Taken from "Trinity Hymnal Revised Edition", ©1990 Great Commission Publications, Inc. Used by permission




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