Getting Ready for Sunday Feb. 9th 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 will continue our series in Exodus with the sermon, “You Gotta Serve Somebody” from Exodus 20:1–3. The Scripture reads,

1 And God spoke all these words:
2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 You shall have no other gods before me.”

Everybody believes in freedom. It’s both a buzzword and one of the most deeply held American values. The claim “It’s my life (or body or money or fill in the blank), I can do what I want,” trumps almost anything else in our day and age.

But the wisdom of Bob Dylan—and even more importantly, Scripture—questions whether we’re really as free as we like to think. What does it mean to be free? And does freedom mean that we don’t have anyone to obey? Join us this Sunday as Keith Simon points to true freedom and obedience from Exodus 20.

Our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music). We’re singing “It is Finished” for the second time this week. It’s by Dustin Kensrue, the same artist who wrote “Suffering Servant.” It’s a rousing celebration of how Christ has accomplished our salvation. If you get a chance, listen to this song ahead of time, so you’re more ready to sing it on Sunday.

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

All Creatures of our God and King [lyrics; listen] – words by Francis of Assisi; translated by William Draper; music from “auserlesen Catholische Geistliche Kirchegesange;” additional chorus by David Crowder

How Great Thou Art [lyrics; listen] – Stuart Hine; music is a Swedish folk melody; arranged by Page CXVI

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

It is Finished [lyrics; listen last track in list] – Dustin Kensrue

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

See you on Sunday!

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