Getting Ready for Friday Feb. 13th and Sunday Feb. 15th at The Crossing


This week we’re gathering on Friday night and Sunday morning, and this blog post is meant to help get you ready for both.

Friday night is intended to give us an extended time to worship God together: to sing, to pray, to reflect. It will be much like a normal Sunday morning, only more so. We’re going to reflect on how the gospel shapes how we worship; that is, how the normal things we do when we worship together—like confession or communion—come from and reflect the gospel story. There’s childcare for 0–5, and it should be a great time for families to worship together.

On Sunday, Dave Cover continues our series this week in 1 Corinthians with “Temptation,” from 1 Corinthians 10:1–14. The Scripture reads,

1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” 8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. 9 We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.

11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

Here’s our song list for this Friday and Sunday (with links to lyrics and music). Songs with an asterisk we will do on Sunday.

* Better is One Day [lyrics and listen] – Matt Redman

* Behold Our God [lyrics and listen] – Jonathan Baird, Meghan Baird, Ryan Baird, and Stephen Altrogge

* Sanctus [lyrics and listen] – words traditional (1st century); music by Christine Cover and Scott Johnson

* Almighty God [lyrics; listen] – Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, and Sandra McCracken

Rock of Ages [lyrics; listen] – words by Augustus Toplady; music by Thomas Hastings; arranged by Page CXVI and David Wilton

O Sacred Head Now Wounded [lyrics; listen] – words by Bernard of Clarivaux; additional words and music by Page CXVI and David Wilton

* O My Soul, Arise [lyrics and listen] – words by Charles Wesley; music with additional lyrics by Eric McCallister

* Amazing Grace [lyrics; listen] – words by John Newton; music by James P. Carrell and David S. Clayton; additional words by Latifah Phillips; arranged by Page CXVI

Lord, I Need You [lyrics and listen] – Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher

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

I’m Yours [lyrics; listen] – Asher Seevinck and Dave Wilton

Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken [lyrics; listen] – words by Henry Lyte; music by Bill Moore

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand [lyrics; listen] – words by Samuel Stennett; music by Christopher Miner

Doxology [lyrics and listen] – words by Thomas Ken; music from Old 100th, Genevan Psalter, attributed to Louis Bourgeois; arranged by David A. Cover and Christine Cover

See you tonight and on Sunday!

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