Opening Prayer: Almighty God, fill me with Your Holy Spirit this week so I may better understand the reality of Your love for me. Amen.
Read: Galatians 5-6
Reflect: How does Paul describe the freedom for which we have been set free? How do the fruits of the Spirit help us to understand our freedom better? Why is bearing one another’s burdens an act of fulfilling the law of Christ? How can we develop the traits of the Spirit that Paul talks about in our lives?
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!
Jesus the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears;
‘Tis life and health, and peace.
He breaks the power of cancelled sin;
He sets the prisoner free.
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood availed for me.
He speaks, and listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive.
The mournful broken hearts rejoice;
The humble poor believe.
My gracious master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread though all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.
Closing Prayer: Quicken us all to life in Your righteousness. You who did come to save Your people from their sins: Save, O Lord, those who put their trust in You. Amen