Getting Ready for Sunday January 22 at The Crossing

This week we continue our sermon series, “Risking Reality,” as Dave Cover preaches a sermon entitled, “Confidence to Come Closer” from Hebrews 10:19–23. The Scripture reads,

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

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):

Rejoice [lyrics; listen] – words by Stuart Townend and Dustin Kensrue; music by Dustin Kensrue

How Great is Our God [lyrics and listen] – Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash

Doubting Doubts [lyrics and listen] – Nathan Furtado, Spencer Abbott, Adam Skatula, Brian Eichelberger & Zach Bolen

Day by Day (lyrics and listen) – Nathan Furtado, Spencer Abbott, Adam Skatula, Brian Eichelberger & Zach Bolen

Nothing but the Blood [lyrics; Journey version] –Robert Lowry; additional lyrics by Russ Mohr and Aaron Smith

Before the Throne of God Above [lyrics; Citizens and Saints version] – words by Charitie Lee Bancroft; music by Vikki Cook

See you on Sunday!

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