Getting Ready for Sunday January 31st at The Crossing

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This week Shay Roush preaches from John 7:53–8:12 in a sermon entitled, “Ashley Madison Meets Jesus.” The Scripture reads,

53 Then they all went home, 8:1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”

11 “No one, sir,” she said.

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

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

All Creatures of our God and King [lyrics and listen] – words by Francis of Assisi; translated by William Draper; music “Lasst uns Erfreuen” from Ausserlesen Catholische Geistliche Kirchegesänge

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty [lyrics and listen] – words by Joachim Neander, translated by Catherine Winkworth; music Lobe den Herren; additional music by Christine Cover and Latifah Phillips

Empty Me Out [lyrics and listen] – Josh White

Christ is Coming, Let Creation [lyrics; listen] – words by John R. Macduff; music by Matt Scott

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing [lyrics; King Kaleidoscope version] – words by Robert Robinson; music by John Wyeth

See you on Sunday!

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