TODAY’S WORSHIP                                                                                              Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 14, 2019                                                                                          Followers of Jesus Expect Persecution

1 Peter 3:13-15
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?  14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed.  “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”  15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect
Luke 9:51-56
As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.  52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem.  54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?”  55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them.  56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.
Sermon Reading: Luke 9:51-56                                                          
Theme:  A Loving Approach To Opposition
Pastor Ben Berger

Liturgist:  Pastor Mark Albrecht
Musicians:  Terry Lafferty (Saturday), Contemporary Music Group (8:00),
Diane Bloch (10:00)