Getting Ready for Sunday September 11 at The Crossing

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This week we continue our sermon series, “Running the Race of Your Life.” Dave Cover preaches this Sunday the sermon “Why Your Race Will Be Hard” from Hebrews 12:3–13. The Scripture reads,

3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”

7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

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

How Great is Our God [lyrics and listen] – Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash

The Mighty Hand of God [lyrics; listen] – Brian Eichelberger, Cam Huxford, and Zach Bolen

Christ is Risen [lyrics and listen] – Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes

I Want to Run [lyrics and listen] – David A. Cover, Christine Cover, Patrick Miller, and Michael Porter

God is Good [lyrics; listen] – Dustin Kensrue

See you on Sunday!

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