How to Prepare for Sunday Oct. 20th at The Crossing

On Fridays we post 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.

On Sunday Keith Simon continues our sermon series in Exodus with “Is My Heart Hard like Pharaoh’s?” from Exodus 7:3 and 4:21. In 7:3 Yahweh says, “But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart,” and in 4:21, he says, “But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.” The heart is crucial for who we are; everything we do flows from it (Prov 4:23). So what does it mean for a heart to be hard? Clearly it’s not a positive thing. But then why does God do it?

A question that you might want to think about for Sunday: Would you be able to tell if your heart were hard? What would be the signs? Join us this Sunday to hear what a hard heart is and apply the message so that ours do not succumb to that.

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

Open the Eyes of My Heart [lyrics and listen] – Paul Baloche

Be Thou My Vision [lyrics; listen] – words attributed to Dallan Forgaill; translated by Mary Byrne; traditional Irish melody; music by David A. Cover, Rhett Johnson, Andrew Luley, and Ryan Ponder

Suffering Servant [lyrics; listen] – Dustin Kensrue

Onward Go [lyrics] – words by Henry K. White, Frances S. Fuller-Maitland, and Christopher Wordsworth; additional words by David A. Cover and Patrick Miller; music by William H. Pontius

This Breaks My Heart of Stone [lyrics; listen] – words by Charles Wesley; music by Benj Pocta

See you on Sunday!

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