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That you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord

January 2, 2022 Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: Colossians

Passage: Colossians 1:1–1:12

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.” 

—Ephesians 1:3-4

 

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Introit                            Instrumental                                                                              

Call to Worship*                                                                 Psalm 95:1-7a

O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God and a great King above all gods, in whose hand are the depths of the earth, the peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it, and His hands formed the dry land. 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.”

Hymn of Praise*                                   #358

“For All the Saints”

Invocation*

Confession of Faith                                                  The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Confession of Sin                                              Matthew 12:33-37

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Silent Confession of Sin

Corporate Confession of Sin

Assurance of Pardon                                                  Psalm 32:1-5

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit! When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah. I  acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”; and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.

Hymn of Assurance*                                                                #520

“Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness”

Giving of Tithes and Offerings      

(Please fill out the fellowship pads at this time and pass them down the aisle.)                   

Prayer of Response

Scripture Reading*

Numbers 6:22-27; Ephesians 3:14-19

Doxology*

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

“That you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord”

Colossians 1:1-12

Hymn of Affirmation                              #449

“We Rest on Thee”

Blessing*                                                            Ephesians 6:23-24 (KJV)

Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Benediction*

 “Gloria Patri”

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.

Postlude*