Theme: Rejoice As You Bear The Painful Cross

Mark 8:27-35
Isaiah 50:4-10
James 2:1-5,8-10,14-18
Psalm 116

428 – Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me
453 – Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spoke
438 – In God, My Faithful God
431 – I Walk in Danger All the Way
465 – Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Prayer of the Day: Lord, we pray that your mercy and grace may always go before and follow after us that, loving you with undivided hearts, we may be ready for every good and useful work; 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. Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Alleluia. (Romans 15:4 cf. NIV)