In consideration of others and as guests of West High School . . .

  • Please silence your phone and watch.
  • Name tags are a great start to a meaningful connection. Thanks for wearing one.
  • If you’d like to give an offering, there are two baskets in the back or you can use the “Giving” tab at the bottom-right corner of the mobile app.

 

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!”  Luke 17:1

Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. Romans 14:13

But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak… Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble. 1 Corinthians 8:9,13

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. James 5:19-20

 

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

 

Oh Give Thanks (Psalm 107)

We were locked out of the garden, and our backs bent down with pain
In the shadow of death’s darkness, we were slaves to sin and blame
Then we cried out in our labor to the only One who hears
And the God of mercy wiped away our tears

We were wandering in the desert with our souls so starved and weak
We were hungry for a homeland we did not know how to seek
But we lifted up our voices to the only One who hears
And the God of mercy came and brought us near

[Chorus]
Oh give thanks to the LORD for His love endures forever!
We were wandering and lost, and our Father brought us home
To a safe dwelling place, to a feast of joy and laughter
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!

We were fools in our rebellion, with our hunger strike of pride
We were sick and growing closer to the death we should have died
Then he heard of our condition, and he called us by our names
And the God of glory took away our shame

[Chorus]

There was darkness and the Earth shook at the Savior’s final breath
And He cried out “It is finished” as He hung His head in death
But what man had meant for evil, God meant it for our gain
When that curtain tore and Jesus rose again!

[Chorus x 2]
Oh give praise to the Lord, for He lives and reigns forever!
We were wandering and lost, but de – livered at the cross
To a safe dwelling place, to a feast of joy and laughter
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!

 

 

SONG

 

The Wonderful Cross

[Verse 1]
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
See from his head, his hands, his feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down
Did ever such love and sorrow meet
Or thorns compose so rich a crown

[Chorus]
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
Bids me come and die and find that I may truly live
O the wonderful cross, O the wonderful cross
All who gather here by grace draw near and bless
Your name

[Verse 2]
Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

[Chorus]

 

MEMBERSHIP

Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope, except in His Sovereign mercy?

Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and depend upon Him alone for your salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?

Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes a follower of Christ?

Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?

Do you promise to submit yourself to the government and discipline of the church, and promise to pursue its peace and purity?

 

SONG

 

Come Ye Sinners

[Verse 1]
Come ye sinners, poor and needy
Bruised and broken by the fall
Jesus ready stands to save you
Full of pardoning love for all

He is able, He is able
He is willing, doubt no more
He is able, He is able
He is willing, doubt no more

[Verse 2]
Let not conscience make you linger
Nor of fitness fondly dream
All that he requires of sinners
Is to turn and trust in Him

He will save you, He will save you
‘Tis the gospel’s constant theme
He will save you, He will save you
‘Tis the gospel’s constant theme

[Coda]
He will save us, He will save us
‘Tis the gospel’s constant theme
He is able, He is able
He is willing, doubt no more

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Youth Group Retreat –  Vessel Youth Group will be headed to retreat on February 17-19 up in beautiful Big Bear Lake. The theme for this retreat is called “Heart Strong,” taking heart, knowing that God’s love and care renews us every day. Registration is open and can be found HERE. Please reach out to for more information. Please keep our youth group and the leaders in your prayers as they seek to grow their hearts and faith in Him at retreat!

Our New mailing address:
King’s Cross Church
21143 Hawthorne Blvd #468
Torrance, CA 90503

2023 Financial Report coming on Sunday, February 4th.

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2023 GIVING UPDATE
Total 2023 Budget: $850,242
Actual 2023 Giving: $879,337
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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
“Millstones & Maiming”
Mark 9:33-50

33 And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 For the one who is not against us is for us. 41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.

42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ 49 For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

 

SONG

 

Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me

[Verse 1]
What gift of grace is Jesus, my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

[Chorus 1]
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to His
Oh, how strange and divine, I can sing: All is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

[Verse 2]
The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Savior He will stay
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

[Chorus 2]
To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley, He will lead
Oh, the night has been won, and I shall overcome
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

[Verse 3]
No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

[Chorus 3]
To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh, the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

[Verse 4]
With every breath, I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

[Chorus 4]
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

 

BENEDICTION

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Jude 1:24-25