Getting Ready for Sunday, Aug. 24th, at The Crossing

Prepare for Sunday worship

After a few weeks off for vacation, the Friday “how to prepare for Sunday” posts are back. 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.

Dave Cover continues our new series in 1 Corinthians this week in a sermon entitled, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” (obligatory link to R.E.M. song). The sermon comes from 1 Corinthians 1:1–9. The Scripture reads,

1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,

To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing [lyrics] – words by Charles Wesley; music by Carl G. Gläser; arrangement and additional lyrics by David Crowder and Jack Parker

Holy, Holy, Holy (Lord God, Almighty) [lyrics; listen] – words by Reginald Heber; music by John Dykes

It’s You [lyrics; listen] – Asher Seevinck and David Wilton

Nothing but the Blood [lyrics; listen] – Robert Lowry; arranged by Page CXVI

My One Comfort [lyrics; listen] – Dustin Kensrue

I’m Yours [lyrics; listen] – Asher Seevinck and Dave Wilton

Amazing Grace [lyrics; listen] – John Newton; arranged by Page CXVI

See you on Sunday!

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