June 26, 2022

Paul's Shift of Organic/Relational Spheres

Speaker: Jim Claycomb Series: Colossians Topic: Expository Scripture: Colossians 3:17– 4:1

Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!

—Psalm 150:1-2



Welcome and Announcements


Introit                                                          Choir



Here my eyes on Calv’ry, Calv’ry is my bright world now;

There a deathless grace, amazing, Falls like dew upon its brow:

Hill of Calv’ry, Hill of Calv’ry, There, my soul, make thou thy nest.


There I hear the breeze deliver Psalms of heav’n to earth below;

Which were taught by Babel’ river In the land of wail and woe:

Hill of Calv’ry, Hill of Calv’ry, Makes the earth aglow with heav’n.


Here behold a sinner pleading, Wither’d in a flame of wrong;

From his captive chains now speeding, And to heav’n he leaps along:

Hill of Calv’ry, Hill of Calv’ry, Ever now his song shall be!  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*                                                                 Psalm 148:1-5

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they were created.


Hymn of Praise*                                             

“Holy God, We Praise Your Name”




Confession of Faith                                                           Mark 14:22-28

And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.”


Preparation for Confession of Sin                    Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting!


Silent Confession of Sin


Corporate Confession of Sin


Assurance of Pardon                                           Ephesians 2:4-10

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 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. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


Psalm of Assurance*                                                       

“With All My Heart My Thanks I’ll Bring”


Giving of Tithes and Offerings     


Prayer of Response


Scripture Reading*                      

Genesis 2:21-24; Ephesians 5:18-33



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

“Paul’s shift of organic/relational spheres”

Colossians 3:17-21


Holy Communion


Psalm of Affirmation                                              

“O Greatly Blessed is the Man”


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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