Getting Ready for Sunday September 20th at The Crossing

Prepare

Keith Simon continues this week our sermon series in the Gospel of John with a sermon entitled “Behold the Greatness of Jesus Christ,” from John 1:1–18. The Scripture reads,

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

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.

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

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

Rejoice [lyrics; listen] – words by Stuart Townend and Dustin Kensrue; music by Dustin Kensrue

The Church Has Waited Long [lyrics; listen] – words by Horatius Bonar; music by Scott Johnson

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

In Christ Alone [lyrics and listen] – Stuart Townend and Keith Getty; arranged by King’s Kaleidoscope

See you on Sunday!

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