How to Prepare for Sunday Sept. 8th 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.

Dave Cover continues our series in Exodus this Sunday with a sermon, “Yahweh,” from Exodus 3:1–15: 1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

7 The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’

“This is my name forever,
    the name you shall call me
    from generation to generation.

What’s in a name? Many of us today pick names for kids based on how they sound. The Bible sees in a name some of the significance of who a person is. Abraham (Gen 17:5), Jacob (Gen 25:26), Moses (Exod 2:10), their names were chosen specifically because of what they mean. Psalm 9:10 says that those who know the Lord’s name trust in him. Why is that? What does it mean to know the Lord’s name and how does that encourage us to trust him? Join us as Dave addresses such questions from Exodus 3.

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

He is Yahweh [lyrics and listen] – Dean Salyn

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty [lyrics; listen] – words by Joachim Neander; music Lobe den Herren

One Reedemer [lyrics and listen] – words by David Cover and Patrick Miller; music by David Cover and Christine Cover

Wandering Soul [lyrics and listen] – David Cover and Christine Cover

A Place for You [listen] – Christine Cover, Chris Binkley, Andrew Camp, Jake Wandel, Molly Cover, and David Cover

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

See you on Sunday!

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