Getting Ready for Sunday Sept. 21 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, “What’s Your Story?” from 1 Corinthians 1:30–2:9. The Scripture reads,

30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

2:1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—

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

Sanctus [lyrics; listen] – words traditional (1st century); music by Christine Cover and Scott Johnson

Holy (Jesus You Are) [lyrics and listen]– Jason Ingram, Matt Redman, and Jonas Myrin

Sovereign Over Us [lyrics and listen] – Aaron Keyes, Jack Mooring, and Bryan Brown

See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph [lyrics] – words by Christopher Wordsworth; music by Christine Cover, David A. Cover, Rhett Johnson, Andrew Luley, Ryan Ponder, and Greg Wiele

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery [lyrics and listen] – Matt Papa, Matt Boswell, and Michael Bleeker

Unimaginable [lyrics from 1 Corinthians 2:9; listen] – Kristen Camp, Scott Johnson, David A. Cover and Andrew Luley

The Revelation of Jesus Christ [lyrics and listen] – Cam Huxford

See you on Sunday!

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