April 17, 2022

If Then You Have Been Raised With Christ

Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: Colossians Topic: Expository Scripture: Colossians 3:1–2

But God...even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  —Ephesians 2: 5-7


Welcome and Announcements

Introit                                    Choir

“Alleluia, Alleluia!”


Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise.
Sing to God a hymn of gladness, sing to God a hymn of praise.
He who on the cross a victim for the world’s salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory, now is risen from the dead. 


Alleluia, Christ is risen! Death at last has met defeat.
See the ancient powers of evil in confusion and retreat.
Once he died and once was buried; now he lives forevermore—
Jesus Christ, the world’s Redeemer, whom we worship and adore. 


Christ is risen, Christ the first fruits of the holy harvest yield,
which will all its full abundance at his second coming yield.
Then the golden ears of harvest will their heads before him wave,
ripened by his glorious sunshine from the furrows of the grave. 


Alleluia, Alleluia! Glory be to God on high;
Alleluia! to the Savior, who has won the victory;
Alleluia! to the Spirit, fount of love and sanctity;
Alleluia, Alleluia! to the Triune Majesty.”



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

Call to Worship*                                                                 Romans 1:1-4

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hymn of Praise*                                             

“Welcome, Happy Morning!”


Confession of Faith                                            The Nicene Creed

I 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 on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.


And I believe in the Holy Ghost, 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 I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Preparation for 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                                              Psalm 103:8-12

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide,

nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

Psalm of Assurance*                                                       

“From My Sins, O Hide Your Face”

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*

Job 19:25-26

Colossians 3:1-17

Hymn of Preparation*

“The Day of Resurrection!”

Preaching of God’s Word                                     Pastor Jim Claycomb

“If then you have been raised with Christ”

Colossians 3:1-2

Hymn of Affirmation                                              

“Christ the Lord is Risen Today”

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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