A Song About Persecution
The Songs of Our Savior
Scripture/Text: Psalm 35:1-28; Pastor Phill Howell provides the 35th sermon of the Songs of the Savior series by expositing Psalm 35. Here is this week's main question: will you love Jesus when people start hating you for following Him? Psalm 35 can be broken into three ideas: 1) God will save you when people hurt you for no good reason (v. 1-10), 2) God will rescue you when your friends make fun of you (v. 11-18), and 3) God knows the truth and will make things right when people tell lies about you (v. 19-28). Jesus Christ was mocked, persecuted, and killed, only to triumphantly raise Himself from the dead and promise His persecuted followers ultimate salvation and victory. The scripture readings from our worship service were from John 15:18-27 and 1 Peter 5:9-11.