Getting Ready for Sunday Feb. 23rd at The Crossing

On Fridays we post a guide for how to prepare for the upcoming Sunday service. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage ahead of time, see the song list, and get your mind and heart ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

On Sunday Keith Simon will continue our series in Exodus with a sermon on the 3rd commandment, “Juliet: ‘What’s in a Name?’ God: ‘Everything’” from Exodus 20:7. The Scripture reads,

7 ““You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

What does the 3rd commandment mean? Is it just telling us not to say “God” and “damn” together in the same sentence? Is there something more? And why is God so hung up on his name? Why is that so important that it merits an entire commandment—there are only 10, isn’t there something more pressing that should have made the list? We pick baby names based on how they sound. Why does it matter how we use God’s name? Join us on Sunday as we unpack what this commandment means and how it actually encompasses our whole lives.

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

Here I am to Worship [lyrics and listen] – Tim Hughes

With Melting Heart and Weeping Eyes [lyrics; listen] – words by John Fawcett; music by Clint Wells

O My Soul, Arise [lyrics and listen] – words by Charles Wesley; music with additional lyrics by Eric McCallister

Here is our King (chorus only) [lyrics] – David Crowder

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name [lyrics and listen] – words by Edward Perronet (v.4 by John Ripon); music by Oliver Holden; chorus by Judah Groveman

My Jesus I Love Thee [lyrics; listen] – words by William R. Featherston; music by Adoniram J. Gordon

See you on Sunday!

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