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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:24-25

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

If we are faithless, he remains faithful — for he cannot deny himself. 2 Timothy 2:13

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” CS Lewis, “Four Loves”

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;
    with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 89:1

 

SONG

Doxology/All Creatures of Our God and King

Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host

Praiser Father, Son and Holy Ghost

[Verse 1]
All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Oh Praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam!
O, praise Him! O, praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

[Verse 2]
Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in heaven along
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou rising moon, in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening, find a voice!
Oh praise Him! Oh praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

[Verse 3]
Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, Three in One!
Oh praise Him! Oh praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

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The Church’s One Foundation

[Verse 1]
The church’s one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is his new creation
By water and the Word.
From heaven he came and sought her
To be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her,
And for her life he died.

[Verse 2]
Elect from every nation,
Yet one o’er all the earth;
Her charter of salvation,
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With every grace endued.

[Verse 3]
Mid toil and tribulation,
And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation
Of peace forevermore;
Till, with the vision glorious,
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great church victorious
Shall be the church at rest.

[Verse 4]
Yet she on earth hath union
With God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
Like them, the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with thee.

[Bridge]
The Bridegroom’s coming for His bride

[Coda]
From heaven he came and sought her
To be his holy bride;
With his own blood he bought her,
And for her life he died.

 

SONG

Defender

[Verse 1]
You go before I know
That You’ve even gone to win my war
You come back with the head of my enemy
You come back and You call it my victory

[Verse 2]
You go before I know
That You’ve even gone to win my war
Your love becomes my greatest defense
It leads me from the dry wilderness

[Pre-Chorus]
And all I did was praise
And all I did was worship
And all I did was bow down
And all I did was stay still

[Chorus]
And hallelujah, You have saved me
So much better Your way
And hallelujah, Great Defender
So much better this way

[Verse 2]
You know before I do
Where my heart can seek to find Your truth
Your mercy is the shade I’m living in
You restore my faith and hope again

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
When I thought I lost me, You knew where I left me
You reintroduced me to Your love
You picked up all my pieces, put me back together
You are the defender of my heart

[Chorus]

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WOMEN | Monday Night Bible Book Study: Women’s Accountability. Women committed to attending Chris Lau’s Friday Bible Book Studies are invited to gather together on the alternating weeks for accountability and prayer. Discussion is based on reflections from the prior week’s study. Meets every other Monday evening at 7 pm. Hosting locations rotate among group members. For more details and to register click HERE.

Wednesdays / 6:30-8:30pm in Palos Verdes: Led by Waylon & Allison Smart: A study through the Gospel of John. The goal of our group is to know and understand God better while building community with one another. A typical night consists of food & fellowship from 6:30‐7pm, an hour or so of study, and sharing & prayer time at the end. Please write for more information.

Sunday Morning – Bible Book Study in Philippians: Led by Jeremy Williamson. For adults and any older, school-aged children who want to join us! We’ll plan on 4 weeks beginning 2/18 to learn from Paul’s letter to a beloved church and discover Abounding Love: Hearts Set Free To Do What?! Email Jeremy HERE for more details and to register.

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!

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
“Two Shall Become One”
Mark 10:1-12

1 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them.

2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

 

SONG

 

Your Glory

[Verse]
My life is Yours
My hope is in You only
My heart You hold
‘Cause You made this sinner holy
And holy
Holy

[Chorus]
‘Cause Your glory is so beautiful
I fall onto my knees in awe
And the heartbeat of my life
Is to worship in Your light
‘Cause Your glory is so beautiful
‘Cause Your glory is so beautiful

[Verse]

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Glory glory hallelujah
Jesus You are good

[Bridge 2]
What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

Oh, precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow
No other fount I know
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

[Bridge]

 

BENEDICTION

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? …

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:35, 37-39