Getting Ready for Sunday October 11th at The Crossing

Prepare

Keith Simon continues this week our sermon series in the Gospel of John with a sermon entitled “The Gospel of Fitbit vs. The Gospel of Grace,” from John 1:14–18. The Scripture reads,

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

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, in keeping with repentance, take the time today or this weekend to do that (e.g., Matt 5:23–24).

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

Jude Doxology [lyrics; listen] – Cam Huxford

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

Christ is Coming, Let Creation [lyrics; listen] – words by John R. Macduff; music by Matt Scott

It is Finished [lyrics; listen] – Dustin Kensrue

Grace Alone [lyrics; listen] – Dustin Kensrue

Amazing Grace [lyrics; listen] – words by John Newton; music by James P. Carrell and David S. Clayton; additional words by Latifah Phillips; arranged by Page CXVI

Made Alive [lyrics and listen] – Brian Eichelberger and David Bolen

See you on Sunday!

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