Getting Ready for Sunday October 18th at The Crossing

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Dave Cover continues this week our sermon series in the Gospel of John with a sermon entitled “When Jesus Made a Whip,” from John 2:13–25. The Scripture reads,

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” 17 His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”

20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. 24 But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.

We’re doing a new song this Sunday, “Empty Me Out.” It’s been recently performed by Liz Vice with a Motown vibe (for more on Vice check out this NPR interview). Take a listen if you can before Sunday.

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

Holy, Holy, Holy (Lord God, Almighty) [lyrics; listen] – words by Reginald Heber; music by John Dykes

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) [lyrics and listen] – Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman

Almighty God [lyrics and listen] – Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, and Sandra McCracken

Great is Thy Faithfulness [lyrics and listen (scroll down)] – words by Thomas O. Chisholm; music by William M. Runyan

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing [lyrics; listen] – words by Robert Robinson; music by John Wyeth

Empty Me Out [lyrics and listen] – Josh White

See you on Sunday!

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