March 20, 2022

Christ's All-Sufficiency Has Freed Us From Dominion, Condemnation, and Oppression

Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: Colossians Topic: Expository Scripture: Colossians 2:6–15

Oh 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 95:6-7a


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Introit                                    Choir



Grant me the Peace beyond all earthly knowing

The gentle Peace that came thru’ Boundless Woe;

And from the Cross, on waves adversely beating

Against my soul, may Jesus’ calm bestow.


O! grant the Peace whereby I would be willing

On earth to do God’s work, without dismay;

Devoid of fear and confidently dwelling

In God the Father’s love, thru’-out my day.


O! for the Peace, that, thru’ God’s City flowing

In noble stream sustains both Life and Light;

Peace after pain for weary pilgrims passing

From earth thru’ cloud beyond the veil of night.  Amen.


Taken from Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted) © 1995 The Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association, Inc., 662 Melwood Drive N.E., Warren, OH 44483. Used by permission.

Call to Worship*                                          Revelation 5:12-13

...“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”

Hymn of Praise*                                                        #32

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”


Confession of Faith   

Westminster Larger Catechism Q.77

  1. 77. Wherein do justification and sanctification differ?

  2. Although sanctification be inseparably joined with justification, yet they differ, in that God in justification imputeth the righteousness of Christ; in sanctification his Spirit infuseth grace, and enableth to the exercise thereof; in the former, sin is pardoned; in the other, it is subdued: the one doth equally free all believers from the revenging wrath of God, and that perfectly in this life, that they never fall into condemnation; the other is neither equal in all, nor in this life perfect in any, but growing up to perfection.

Confession of Sin                                           Psalm 32:1-4

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah.

Silent Confession of Sin

Corporate Confession of Sin                        

Assurance of Pardon                                        Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to You, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Hymn of Assurance*                                                   #347

“The Church’s One Foundation”

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*

Genesis 3:15; 1 Corinthians 2:1-8


Praise God from whom all blessings flow;

Praise Him all creatures here below;

Alleluia, alleluia!

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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

Preaching of God’s Word                      Pastor Jim Claycomb

“Christ’s all-sufficiency has freed us from

dominion, condemnation, and oppression”

Colossians 2:6-15

Hymn of Affirmation                                         #166

“Wondrous King, All-Glorious”

Blessing*                                                    Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. 


 “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.



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