Getting Ready for Sunday November 22nd at The Crossing


Dave Cover continues this week our sermon series in the Gospel of John with a sermon entitled, “Making Others Curious about Jesus,” from John 4:27–42. The Scripture reads,

27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”

28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.

31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”

32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”

33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”

34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”

39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.

42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”

We’re doing a new song on Sunday by our own Andrew Camp. It’s so new that it just came out on his new album this week. We can point you to a place to listen to it, but the lyrics aren’t up anywhere yet. Take a moment and listen ahead so you can be ready to join in on Sunday morning.

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

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

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

All I Need, I Cry to You [listen] – Andrew Camp

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

In Christ Alone [lyrics; listen] – Stuart Townend and Keith Getty; additional lyrics and arrangement by Kristian Stanfill

See you on Sunday!

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