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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

So the last will be first, and the first last.

Matthew 20:16

He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.

Luke 1:52-53

“My sin was all the more incurable because I did not think myself a sinner.”
– Augustine of Hippo

“Where men are forbidden to honor a king they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead — even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served — deny it food and it will gobble poison.”
 – C.S. Lewis

The smartphone has caused a social reversal: the desire to be alone in public and never alone in private.
– Tony Reinke

“Push back against the age as hard as it pushes against you. What people don’t realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross.”
– Flannery O’Connor

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Psalm 95:1-2

 

 

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]

SCRIPTURE READING

 

20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples,
and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are you who weep now,
for you shall laugh.
22 “Blessed are you when people hate you
and when they exclude you and revile you
and spurn your name as evil,
on account of the Son of Man!
23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy,
for behold, your reward is great in heaven;
for so their fathers did to the prophets.
24 “But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
25 “Woe to you who are full now,
for you shall be hungry.
“Woe to you who laugh now,
for you shall mourn and weep.
26 “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you,
for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

Luke 6:20-26

 

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

Summer Nights (begins tonight, 6/2)
Join us at 4:30 PM at Valley Park in Hermosa Beach (2521 Valley Drive) for an early dinner and fellowship as we kick off the summer. Bring your own dinner. Invite a friend! Meet us by the picnic benches/playground off of Gould Avenue.

Women’s Brunch (6/8)
Calling all women: Our women’s brunch is happening on Saturday, June 8th at 10 AM at Cafe Bonaparte in Redondo Beach. Join us for a time to connect with women at our church and build deeper community. This is a great event to bring a friend to. Please RSVP here so we can make sure there is adequate seating for everyone.

Promotion Sunday (6/16)
All of our kids and students will promote up a grade on June 16th. We’re looking forward to celebrating this milestone, as Johnny and Danielle will encourage them and share their plans for these ministries. Thank you for entrusting us to partner with you in leading your children toward Jesus.

 

 

MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE
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After MAY 2024
YTD 2024 Projected Giving: $262,105
YTD 2024 Actual Giving: $249,401
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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
“Arresting God?”
Mark 14:43-52

43 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.” 45 And when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” And he kissed him. 46 And they laid hands on him and seized him. 47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the Scriptures be fulfilled.” 50 And they all left him and fled. 51 And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, 52 but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.

 

 

COMMUNION

 

 

SONG

 

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

[Verse 1]
How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

[Verse 2]
Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

[Verse 3]
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

 

BENEDICTION

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13