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A new commandment I give you, that you love one another

May 23, 2021 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: John

Topic: Expository Passage: John 13:31–13:38


Welcome and Announcements

Introit                                                                                               Choir

“Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”


Spirit of God, descend upon my heart;

 wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;

 stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,

 and make me love thee as I ought to love.


 Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,

 One holy passion filling all my frame;

 The baptism of the heav’n descended Dove;

 my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.


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


Call to Worship*                                                    Ephesians 4:30-5:2

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.


Hymn of Praise*                                                                           Insert

“Holy Spirit”


Confession of Faith                  Colossians 3:12-15

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Preparation for Confession of Sin                                 Psalm 66:18

If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                           Psalm 66:19-20

But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!

Psalm of Assurance*                                                               #55A

“Give Ear”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings                             

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*                      

Leviticus 19:9-18; John 13:21-30

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


“A New Commandment I Give You, That You Love One Another”

John 13:31-38


Hymn of Affirmation*                                                                  #634

“Sweet Hour of Prayer”



“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


Blessing*                                                Numbers 6:24-26