Mark 8:34 (Listen)
34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
2 Corinthians 4:16 (Listen)
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self1 is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
Hymn: TLH 429, st. 2: Lord, Thee I Love with all my Heart
2. Yea, Lord, ’twas Thy rich bounty gave
My body, soul, and all I have
In this poor life of labor.
Lord, grant that I in every place
May glorify Thy lavish grace
And serve and help my neighbor.
Let no false doctrine me beguile
And Satan not my soul defile.
Give strength and patience unto me
To bear my cross and follow Thee.
Lord Jesus Christ,
My God and Lord, my God and Lord,
In death Thy comfort still afford.