Getting Ready for Sunday Oct. 12 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.

Dave Cover this week continues our series in 1 Corinthians with a sermon entitled, “All Things are Yours” from 1 Corinthians 3:18–23. The Scripture reads,

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

We will take communion together this Sunday. God gives us communion to feed our faith, to help us trust in Christ’s death on our behalf. That means we have to reflect on why Christ died for us. We have to look again at ourselves and recognize our sin and ask God for forgiveness. A great way to get ready for communion, therefore, is to take some time this weekend to ask God to show you if there’s any sin in your life that you’re not seeing. Ask him for forgiveness. And if there are things you need to put right, take the time this weekend to do it before Sunday morning (e.g., Matt 5:23–24).

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

Rejoice [lyrics; listen] – words by Stuart Townend and Dustin Kensrue; music by Dustin Kensrue

It’s You [lyrics; listen] – Asher Seevinck and David Wilton

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

I’m Yours [lyrics; listen] – Asher Seevinck and Dave Wilton

Gloria [lyrics and listen] – by Chad Gardner (King’s Kaleidoscope)

See you on Sunday!

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