How to Prepare for Sunday Oct. 6 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 Dave Cover continues our sermon series in Exodus with “Repetition, Repetition, Repetition” from Exodus 5:22–6:9. The passage reads, “22 Moses returned to the LORD and said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me? 23 Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.”
6:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”
2 God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself fully known to them. 4 I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they resided as foreigners. 5 Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered my covenant.
6 “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. 7 I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD.’”
9 Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor.

When someone tends to repeat themselves, how does it make you feel? Or, when you’re asked to repeat what you’ve said, how do you feel? Any parent with kids, small or big, knows the frustration of feeling like you say the same things over and over. So why does the Bible repeat itself like it does? It sometimes feels like the Bible is a broken record, stuck in the same groove, playing the same themes over and over. So why? Granted that God is God and knows what he’s doing, why the repetition? What is it about the message or us that requires repetition? Join us this Sunday for how repetition is a good and necessary thing sometimes for our lives.

Our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music).

One Redeemer [lyrics and listen] – words by David Cover and Patrick Miller; music by David Cover and Christine Cover

He is Yahweh [lyrics and listen] – Dean Salyn

Jude Doxology [lyrics; listen] – Cam Huxford (hear some of the story behind the song)

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

Forever [lyrics and listen] – Chris Tomlin

See you on Sunday!

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