Getting Ready for Sunday Apr. 27th 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.

We pick back up in Exodus this week, with Shay Roush preaching on the 10th commandment (we’ll come back to the 9th next week) from Exodus 20:17 in a sermon titled, “Looking for Life in all the Wrong Places.” The Scripture reads, ““You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Covet is not a word we use often, but it means to desire something too much or in some inordinate way. It’s not just desire but desire run amok. Why does God speak to our desires in the 10 commandments? Other commandments have addressed specific actions, things we’re not to do like murder or adultery (although we’ve seen that they are supposed to go to the heart). But what about this last commandment? It’s all about the heart. Why does God end here? What are we supposed to want and how are we supposed to want it?

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

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

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

Unimaginable [lyrics from 1 Corinthians 2:9; listen] – Kristen Camp, Scott Johnson, David A. Cover and Andrew Luley

The Revelation of Jesus Christ [lyrics and listen] – Cam Huxford

Satisfied [lyrics and listen] – words by Clara T. Williams; music by Karl Digerness

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

See you on Sunday!

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