Getting Ready for Sunday Nov. 23rd at The Crossing

Prepare

Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get yourself ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

Keith Simon this week continues our series in 1 Corinthians with a sermon entitled, “Beware of Prosperity” from 1 Corinthians 4:7. The Scripture reads, “For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?”

It’s an odd thing to be told to beware of prosperity. Beware of dog or fallen power lines or car accidents—those are warnings we understand. But prosperity? Isn’t that a good thing? Don’t we want to prosper? Why should we be warned to beware of it? We may find that God’s priorities for our lives and ours don’t always match up. But in those times, as we listen to what God says in Scripture we hopefully find that his priorities are what will allow us genuinely to flourish and prosper. Join us this Sunday to reflect on what it really means to prosper in the right way.

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

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty [lyrics; listen] – words by Joachim Neander; music Lobe den Herren

He Holds All Things [lyrics and listen] – David A. Cover, Patrick Miller, Christine Cover, Andrew Camp, Andrew Luley, and Scott Johnson

Satisfied [lyrics and listen] – words by Clara T. Williams; music by Karl Digerness

All I Have is Christ [lyrics and listen] – Jordan Kauflin

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us [lyrics; listen] – Stuart Townend; based on a recording by King’s Kaleidoscope

Jesus, Thank You [lyrics; listen] – Pat Sczebel

See you on Sunday!

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