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The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?”
John 8:48

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”
Matthew 11:19

If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds?
1 Corinthians 14:23

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins
Hebrews 10:26

‘I stopped. I was stabbed to the heart as if pierced by a five-inch nail. Shall I call it the love of Christ? Shall I call it his compassion? I do not know what to call it. I only know that I believed and my hardness of heart was changed.’
Tokichi Ishii after reading Luke 23:34

Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
      and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20

But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Matthew 12:28



Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!”
Then all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the Lord.
1 Chronicles 16:36



His Mercy is More

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

[Verse 1]
What love could remember
No wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all-knowing
He counts not their sum

Thrown into a sea
Without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

[Verse 2]
What patience would wait
As we constantly roam
What Father so tender
Is calling us home

He welcomes the weakest
The vilest the poor
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more


[Verse 3]
What riches of kindness
He lavished on us
His blood was the payment
His life was the cost

We stood ‘neath a debt
We could never afford
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more




Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

[Verse 1]
Come Thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise

Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

[Verse 2]
Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here by Thy great help I’ve come
And I hope by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home

Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

[Verse 3]
Oh, that day when freed from sinning
I shall see Thy lovely face
Clothed then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy wondrous grace

Come my Lord, no longer tarry
Take my ransomed soul away
Send Thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless days

[Verse 4]
Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let Thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Here’s my heart, oh take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above



Isaiah 49:24–26

Can the prey be taken from the mighty,
      or the captives of a tyrant be rescued?
For thus says the LORD:
“Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken,
      and the prey of the tyrant be rescued,
 for I will contend with those who contend with you,
      and I will save your children.
 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh,
      and they shall be drunk with their own blood as with wine.
Then all flesh shall know
      that I am the LORD your Savior,
      and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”



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




Summer Nights, the Last One – Join us tonight (6:30pm) at Manhattan Village for ice cream at Handel’s (3200 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266) – not to be confused with the Handel’s in Redondo. In fact, encourage others to join you for dinner beforehand at a place like Urban Plates, CPK, Islands, or Corner Bakery. Otherwise, we hope to see you at 6:30pm, this Sunday August 6th for ice cream. This is our last scheduled Summer Nights event. Thanks for coming out to these – they’ve been fun.

Women’s Casual Beach Gathering – Saturday, August 26th at 8AM. Bring your morning coffee and a beach chair and meet under the Hermosa Beach pier (as close to the waves as possible!) for casual conversation and encouraging fellowship with other KCC ladies. Most Hermosa parking meters are free until 10am, so it should be easy to find a spot; you can grab coffee at Java Man or Starbucks on your way to the sand. You can reach out to one of the coordinators (Shinobu, Bethany, or Madalyn) for this event HERE.

Here Comes Fall – Groups & Serving – As we approach the Fall, we are seeking more group leaders, hosts, and teachers, who will gather others around sermon discussion questions, a book study, or another biblical topic. If you might be willing to serve in this way, contact Joe Brown or Jeff Kyle to talk about it. In addition, we are needing more volunteers to serve through Sunday set-up/clean-up, and in both our Children’s and Nursery Ministries. You can volunteer HERE.


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.

“The Unforgivable Sin”

Mark 3:22-30

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” 23 And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.

28“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”



Let us celebrate the Lord’s Table together. For a gluten-free option, please find the separate zip-lock bags on the table when we all process forward to receive the elements.



[Verse 1]
The head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now
The Savior knelt to wash our feet
Now at His feet we bow

[Verse 2]
The One who wore our sin and shame
Now robed in majesty
The radiance of perfect love
Now shines for all to see

Your name, Your name is victory
All praise, will rise to Christ our king
Your name, Your name is victory
All praise, will rise to Christ our king

[Verse 3]
The fear that held us now gives way
To Him who is our peace
His final breath upon the cross
Is now alive in me


By Your spirit I will rise
From the ashes of defeat
The resurrected King, is resurrecting me

In Your name I come alive
To declare Your victory
The resurrected King, is resurrecting me

[Verse 4]
The tomb where soldiers watched in vain
Was borrowed for three days
His body there would not remain
Our God has robbed the grave
Our God has robbed the grave





You have crowned him with glory and honor,
putting everything in subjection under his feet.”
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.

Hebrews 2:7b-10