Getting Ready for Sunday Mar. 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 Charles Anderson will continue our sermon series in Exodus with “Whose Life is It Anyway?” from Exodus 20:13. The Scripture reads, “You shall not murder.” Short and to the point. Seems straightforward, doesn’t it? And a lot easier to keep than some of the previous commandments. As long as we haven’t unlawfully killed a person, then we’re okay. That means hopefully pretty much all of us are in the clear on this one.

But of course, you probably see the set-up. It isn’t so straightforward or easy. When we think a bit more about this commandment, both its heart, and its wider scope, we see that it’s much more challenging. But it also helps to take us to the heart of God’s good news. In fact, we’ll celebrate communion together as part of helping us reflect on and apply this commandment.

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

From the Depths of Woe [lyrics and listen] – words by Martin Luther; music by Christopher Miner

In Christ Alone [lyrics; listen] – Stuart Townend and Keith Getty

Alas! And Did my Savior Bleed [lyrics and listen] – words by Isaac Watts; music by Hugh Wilson

Death in his Grave [lyrics; listen] – John Mark McMillan

See you on Sunday!

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