Getting Ready for Sunday Feb. 8th 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.

Keith Simon this week continues our series in 1 Corinthians with a sermon entitled, “Who Doesn’t Need More Self-Control” from 1 Corinthians 9:24–27. The Scripture reads,

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

We’re singing “Almighty God” for the second time this week. It’s a song which turns us toward God, asks him to know our hearts, to cleanse them, and orient us to himself. Take a look at the lyrics and listen to it before Sunday, if you can.

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

All Creatures of our God and King [lyrics; listen] – words by Francis of Assisi; translated by William Draper; music from “auserlesen Catholische Geistliche Kirchegesange;” additional chorus by David Crowder

Holy (Jesus You Are) [lyrics and listen]– Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, and Jonas Myrin

My One Comfort [lyrics; listen] – Dustin Kensrue

Almighty God [lyrics; listen] – Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, and Sandra McCracken

Revelation Song [lyrics; listen] – Jennie Lee Riddle

See you on Sunday!

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