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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
Psalm 3:3

I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
Isaiah 43:25

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Isaiah 64:6

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:1-7

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

“The truth of calling means that for followers of Christ, ‘everyone, everywhere, and in everything’ lives the whole of life as a response to God’s call.”
– Os Guinness

“We rest in what God is.”
– A.W. Tozer 

 “My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things, that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Saviour.”
– John Newton

 

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Psalm 32:1-2

 

 

SONG

 

This Is Amazing Grace

[Verse 1]
Who breaks the power of sin and darkness
Whose love is mighty and so much stronger
The King of Glory, the King above all Kings

Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder
and leaves us breathless in awe and wonder
The King of Glory, the King above all kings

[Chorus]
This is amazing grace
This is unfailing love
That you would take my place
That You would bear my cross

You laid down Your life
That I would be set free
Jesus I sing for
All that You’ve done for me

[Verse 2]
Who brings our chaos back into order
Who makes the orphan a son and daughter
The King of Glory, the King of Glory

Who rules the nations with truth and justice
shines like the sun in all of its brilliance
The King of Glory
The King above all Kings

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave

[Chorus]

 

 

 

SONG

O Come to the Altar

[Verse 1]
Are you hurting and broken within
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin
Jesus is calling

Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well
Jesus is calling

[Chorus]
O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

[Verse 2]
Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today, there’s no reason to wait
Jesus is calling

Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes, a new life is born
Jesus is calling

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Oh what a Savior, isn’t He wonderful
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen
Bow down before Him for He is Lord of all
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Bear your cross as you wait for the crown
Tell the world of the treasure you found

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:14–16

 

SONG

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Oh soul, are you weary and troubled
No light in the darkness you see
There’s light for a look at the Savior
And life more abundant and free

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meet King’s Cross – We are planning for a special lunch in the near future, for those who are relatively new to our church. Please e-mail if you would like us to put you on the list for notification and details. This will be a casual, conversational time for us to get to know one another, and to allow you to ask questions about King’s Cross: who we are, what we believe, and where we’re headed. This will take place at my house, down the street from the high school. Come join us for a meal and discussion.

Park Playdate (4/27) – Plan ahead for the last Saturday of this month, and meet other families from our church. Also, think about a family you can invite that may not have a church home. Click here to download a shareable graphic with all the details. We’ll be at La Romeria Park from 9:30AM-12PM on April 27th.

 

MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE
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After MARCH 2024
YTD 2024 Projected Giving: $158,605
YTD 2024 Actual Giving: $151,127
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OFFERTORY

If you would like to give electronically, you may do so using the “Giving” tab at the bottom-right corner of the mobile app. There are also white baskets in the back of our worship space, where you can give via check, made out to King’s Cross Church, or cash.

 


SERMON
“Full Assurance”
Hebrews 10:19–25

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

 

 

SONG

In Christ Alone

[Verse 1]
In Christ alone, my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in all
here in the love of Christ I stand

[Verse 2]
In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save

‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
here in the death of Christ I live

[Verse 3]
There in the ground, His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

[Verse 4]
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
‘Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

‘Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

 

 

BENEDICTION

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age

Titus 2:11–12