July 31, 2022

Imitators of God

Speaker: Adrian Das Series: Guest Speaker Topic: General Sermons Scripture: Ephesians 5:1–2

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation. And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped. —Exodus 34:6-8




Welcome and Announcements


Introit                                              Choir

“Speak, O Lord”


Call to Worship*                                              Psalm 145:10-13

All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.


Hymn of Praise*                                             

“Give to Our God Immortal Praise”




Confession of Faith                             Ephesians 1:11-14

In him (Jesus) we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it….

Preparation for Confession of Sin             Psalm 32:1-2

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.


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.


Hymn of Assurance*                                                       

“Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness”


Giving of Tithes and Offerings     


Prayer of Response


Scripture Reading*                      

Exodus 6:2-8; Ephesians 5:1-2



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 Adrian Das

“Imitators of God”

Ephesians 5:1-2




Hymn of Affirmation                                              

“For All the Saints”


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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Feb 4


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