March 27, 2022

When He had cast off from Himself the rulers and authorities

Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: Colossians Topic: Expository Scripture: Colossians 2:13–15

And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”

—Isaiah 25:9 (NASB)


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Introit                                    Choir

“O How He Loves You and Me!”


O how he loves you and me,

O how he loves you and me;

He gave his life—what more could he give?

O how he loves you, O how he loves me,

O how he loves you and me!


Taken from "The Hymnal for Worship & Celebration", ©1986 Word Music. Used by permission.

Call to Worship*                                                                    Isaiah 26:2-4

Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in. You keep him in peace peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH YAHWEH is an everlasting Rock.

Hymn of Praise*                                                                         #179

“Hallelujah! Thine the Glory”


Confession of Faith   

Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter 27:  Of the Sacraments


  1. Sacraments are holy signs and seals of the covenant of grace, immediately instituted by God, to represent Christ and His benefits; and to confirm our interest in Him: as also, to put a visible difference between those that belong unto the Church and the rest of the world; and solemnly to engage them to the service of God in Christ, according to His Word.


  1. There is, in every sacrament, a spiritual relation, or sacramental union, between the sign and the thing signified: whence it comes to pass, that the names and effects of the one are attributed to the other.


  1. The grace which is exhibited in or by the sacraments rightly used, is not conferred by any power in them; neither doth the efficacy of a sacrament depend upon the piety or intention of him that doth administer it: but upon the work of the Spirit, and the word of institution, which contains, together with a precept authorizing the use thereof, a promise of benefit to worthy receivers.


  1. There be only two sacraments ordained by Christ our Lord in the Gospel; that is to say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord: neither of which may be dispensed by any, but by a minister of the Word lawfully ordained.


  1. The sacraments of the old testament in regard of the spiritual things thereby signified and exhibited, were, for substance, the same with those of the new.

Confession of Sin                                                    Psalm 19:12-14

Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Silent Confession of Sin

Corporate Confession of Sin                        

Assurance of Pardon                                                   1 John 2:1-2

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Psalm of Assurance*                                                                           #4A

“Give Answer When I Call”

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*

Isaiah 25:6-9, 27:1-6; Hebrews 2:11-15


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

“When He had cast off from Himself

the rulers and authorities”

Colossians 2:13-15

Holy Communion

Hymn of Affirmation                                              #420

“At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing”

Blessing*                                                                   2 Corinthians 13:14

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.


 “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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Jun 12


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Jun 5


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