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Getting Ready for Sunday April 23 at The Crossing

This week we resume our sermon series “Risking Reality” as Keith Simon preaches a sermon entitled, “FROG: Fully Rely on God” from Hebrews 11:29. The Scripture reads, By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. Here’s our song list

Getting Ready for Sunday April 16 at The Crossing

This week as we celebrate Easter, Keith Simon preaches a sermon entitled, “The Best Argument for Christianity” from 1 Corinthians 15:3–8. The Scripture reads,

3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

Here’s our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music):

Getting Ready for Sunday April 9 at The Crossing

This week we continue our sermon series, “Risking Reality,” as Dave Cover preaches a sermon entitled, “The Big Story” from Hebrews 11:8–19. The Scripture reads,

8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.

13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

We will take communion together this Sunday. God gives us communion to feed our faith, to help us trust in Christ’s death on our behalf. That means we have to reflect on why Christ died for us. We have to look again at ourselves and recognize our sin and ask God for forgiveness. A great way to get ready for communion, therefore, is to take some time this weekend to ask God to show you if there’s any sin in your life that you’re not seeing. Ask him for forgiveness. And if there are things you need to put right, in keeping with repentance, take the time today or this weekend to do that (e.g., Matt 5:23–24).

Here’s our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music):

Getting Ready for Sunday April 2 at The Crossing

This week we resume our sermon series “Risking Reality” as Ryan Wampler preaches a sermon entitled, “You Bet Your Life” from Hebrews 11:30–31. The Scripture reads, 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days. 31 By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies,

Songs and Scenes: March 26, 2017

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs (when available) so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Scott Myers.



Getting Ready for Sunday March 26 at The Crossing

This week we take a pause on our sermon series “Risking Reality” for a sermon from Kyle Richter, who helps lead The Crossing’s college ministry, Veritas. Kyle will preach a sermon entitled, “Don’t Follow the Machine” from Mark 1:16–20. The Scripture reads, 16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and

Getting Ready for Sunday March 19 at The Crossing

This week we continue our sermon series, “Risking Reality,” as Dave Cover preaches a sermon entitled, “Razing Cain in our Heart” from Hebrews 11:4. The Scripture reads,

By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.

We will take communion together this Sunday. God gives us communion to feed our faith, to help us trust in Christ’s death on our behalf. That means we have to reflect on why Christ died for us. We have to look again at ourselves and recognize our sin and ask God for forgiveness. A great way to get ready for communion, therefore, is to take some time this weekend to ask God to show you if there’s any sin in your life that you’re not seeing. Ask him for forgiveness. And if there are things you need to put right, in keeping with repentance, take the time today or this weekend to do that (e.g., Matt 5:23–24).

Here’s our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music):