Getting Ready for Sunday Apr. 26th at The Crossing

Prepare

Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get yourself ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

Shay Roush continues our 1 Corinthians series this Sunday with a sermon entitled, “The Death of Death: Why the Resurrection Matters” from 1 Corinthians 15:12–20. The Scripture reads,

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

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

The Mystery of Faith [lyrics and listen] – words traditional English liturgy; music by Scott Johnson and David Wilton

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery [lyrics and listen] – Matt Papa, Matt Boswell, and Michael Bleeker

The Christ, our Light [lyrics; listen] – Martin Reardon

Gloria [lyrics and listen] – by Chad Gardner (King’s Kaleidoscope)

Made Alive [lyrics and listen] – Brian Eichelberger and David Bolen

Christ is Risen [lyrics; listen] – Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes

See you on Sunday (well, I won’t, but come on anyway)!

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