Getting Ready for Sunday October 9 at The Crossing

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This week we continue our sermon series, “Running the Race of Your Life,” as Keith Simon preaches a sermon, “What Do You Call God,” from 1 John 3:1. The Scripture reads,

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

The sermon title this week raises one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves. A. W. Tozer writes, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” Sometimes it will be explicit, sometimes it will be subtle, but how we picture God will shape how we see ourselves and how we live. So it’s really crucial that we try to see God as he wants us to see him. That’s what we’ll look into on Sunday.

We introduce a new song this week, “Good Good Father.” It fits perfectly with our theme this week, because it helps us see God as our Father and ourselves as children. Take a listen before Sunday morning. Likewise, we will sing “No Longer Slaves” for a second time, which also hones in on this important truth, particularly in its chorus with its contrast between being God’s child instead of a slave to fear.

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

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

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

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

Good Good Father [lyrics; Kristian Stanfill version] – Anthony Brown and Pat Barrett

No Longer Slaves [lyrics and listen] – Jonathan David Helser and Melissa Helser

See you on Sunday!

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