Getting Ready for Sunday Mar. 9th 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 Shay Roush will continue our series in Exodus with a sermon on the 5th  commandment, “Honor Your Father and Mother” from Exodus 20:12. The Scripture reads,

12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Seems straightforward, doesn’t it? But is the 5th commandment so obvious? What does honor mean? Is that the exact same thing as obey? What about parents that aren’t very honorable in what they do? What does honoring parents look like when you’re 45 years old? And why does it matter to God if we honor our parents? Why is this part of the 10 Commandments? When we pause for a minute, we realize that we really do need to unpack this commandment to see how and why God means for it to shape our lives.

Here’s our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music). “From the Depths of Woe” is a new song that we will sing throughout the season of Lent (the weeks that lead up to and prepare us for Easter). It’s a song that helps us confess our sin, to guide and give expression to how we should be sorry for the ways we turn away from God. And it points us to the Shepherd whose love is our only hope.

Divine Invitation [lyrics; listen] – Eric Owyoung and Steve Hindalong

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

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

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us [lyrics; listen] – Stuart Townend

O My Soul, Arise [lyrics and listen] – words by Charles Wesley; music with additional lyrics by Eric McCallister

See you on Sunday!

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