How to Prepare for Sunday June 30th at The Crossing

On Fridays we’re posting a guide for how to prepare for the upcoming Sunday service. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage ahead of time, see the song list, and get your mind and heart ready. You can see some of the rationale here. My apologies for being late this week.

Keith Simon will be preaching this week from Acts 29, “Reporting Back on the Needs of the World.” Before you go looking for Acts 29, be forewarned—it’s not there. The Book of Acts stops at chapter 28. How does that work? Well, come see and find out.

In the meantime, you can look at Matthew 16:13–20 and ask yourself, “How is Jesus fulfilling today his promise to build his church?” Another great way to prepare might be to take a minute and reflect on the blessings you have in life, ways that God has been good to you, and then you might look at Genesis 12:1–2 (a key turning point in the Bible) and ask, “Why has God chosen to bless me so much?”

Our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music)

Awakening [lyrics; listen] – Chris Tomlin, Reuben Morgan

Hosanna [lyrics; listen] – Brooke Fraser

Rock of Ages [lyrics; listen] – words by Augustus Toplady; music by Thomas Hastings

New song: The Trees Will Clap (based on Isaiah 55) [lyrics and listen] – Andrew Camp, Scott Johnson, Patrick Miller and Greg Wiele

Take My Life [lyrics; listen] – words by Francis Havergal; music and additional words by Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio; arranged by Andrew Camp

See you Sunday morning.

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