Getting Ready for Sunday January 3rd at The Crossing

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Happy New Year. What better way to ring in the new year than worship together on a Sunday? This week Dave Cover resumes our sermon series in the Gospel of John with a sermon entitled, “When Jesus Made a Feast” from John 6:1–15. The Scripture reads,

1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), 2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. 4 The Jewish Passover Festival was near.

5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”

8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”

10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.

14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

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

Praise the Lord, All Praise and Blessing [listen] – words by Joel Bloomqvist; music by Matt Scott

He is Yahweh [lyrics and listen] – Dean Salyn

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

O Help My Unbelief [lyrics; listen] – words by Isaac Watts; music by Justin Smith

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

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

Joy to the World [lyrics; Andrew Ripp version] – words by Isaac Watts; music by Lowell Mason

See you on Sunday!

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