Getting Ready for Sunday, June 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.

Keith Simon continues our series in Exodus this week from Exodus 26 and 36 with a second sermon on the tabernacle, cleverly entitled, “An Odd Place to Meet God Part 2.”

Last week we saw that the tabernacle is where God dealt with sin, where the priests made animal sacrifices as a way of showing the seriousness of sins and looking forward to the perfect sacrifice of Jesus which would take away sin once and for all (Heb 10:11–14).

So what’s there left to talk about? Actually, a lot. Precisely because the tabernacle was a sign for how God deals with sin, it also is a place where he meets with people. In fact, it was where he lived and dwelt in the midst of the Israelites. That fits into a larger story of what it means for God to live with us. It’s a story that doesn’t stop when the tabernacle and temple are done away with. It’s a story that’s integral to our faith. How does God live with us? What are the nitty-gritty implications for our lives that God dwells with us? Join us this Sunday for a big-picture and highly practical engagement with these questions.

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

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

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

With Melting Heart and Weeping Eyes [lyrics; listen] – words by John Fawcett; music by Clint Wells

In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross [lyrics and listen] – Brooks Ritter and Rebecca Elliot

Amazing Grace [lyrics; listen] – John Newton; arranged by Page CXVI

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

See you on Sunday!

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