Theme:  Followers of Christ Expect Persecution

Luke 9:18-24
Zechariah 13:7-9
Galatians 3:23-29
Psalm 22

428 — Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me
536 — Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s Head
422 — Jesus, Lead Us On
429 — What God Ordains Is Always Good
453 — Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke

Prayer of the Day:  O Lord, our God, govern the nations on earth and direct the affairs of this world so that your Church may worship you in peace and joy; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Verse of the Day:  Alleluia. Because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Alleluia. (Galatians 4:6 cf. NIV)