How to Prepare for Sunday the 22nd 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.

Dave Cover continues our sermon series in Exodus with “HE IS with your mouth” from Exodus 4:10–17. The passage reads, 10 Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
11 The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
13 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”
14 Then the LORD’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. 15 You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. 16 He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. 17 But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”

The conversation between Moses and Yahweh reaches its culmination this week, but in many ways it’s actually the low point. After all his questions and concerns, Moses just simply doesn’t want to go. We think of Moses as God’s special servant, a great man of faith and leadership. And he was those things . . . eventually. But here we see a Moses probably more like us, refusing to do what God commands. Why is Moses like that here? What does he need to learn, what do we need to learn, to be different?

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

Worthy, You are Worthy [lyrics and listen] – Matt Redman

Creator King [lyrics; listen] – Mary Maclean

God Who Saves [lyrics; listen] – Aaron Senseman

Jesus, All for Jesus [lyrics; listen] – Robin Mark and Jennifer Atkinson

See you on Sunday!

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