Getting Ready for Sunday October 23 at The Crossing

Running Race of Life graphic

This week we continue our sermon series, “Running the Race of Your Life,” as Keith Simon preaches a sermon entitled, “How I Got Spiritual Growth Wrong” from 2 Peter 1:3–12. The Scripture reads,

3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12 So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.

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

We sing this week for the second time, “Day by Day.” Its lyrics capture well how the race we run is something we take day by day, that over the long haul, slowly but truly, we live by God’s grace and are changed to be more like Jesus. Try to listen to it before Sunday so you can be ready to sing it.

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

Man of Sorrows [lyrics and listen] – Matt Crocker and Brooke Ligertwood

No Longer Slaves [lyrics and listen] – Jonathan David Helser and Melissa Helser

Good Good Father [lyrics; Kristian Stanfill version] – Anthony Brown and Pat Barrett

Day by Day (lyrics and listen) – Citizens and Saints

See you on Sunday!


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