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  • 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.
  • Thank you for sitting close and singing loud. Let’s bring our full engagement and best attitude as we worship together.

 

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

 

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

 

They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
    there is none who does good,
    not even one.
Psalm 14:3

 

And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at
his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink
with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus
answered them, “Those who are well have no
need of a physician, but those who are sick. I
have not come to call the righteous but
sinners to repentance.”
Luke 5:30-32

 

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole
world and forfeit his soul? 
Mark 8:36

 

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness
and forbearance and patience, not knowing that
God’s kindness is meant to lead you to
repentance?
Romans 2:4

 

“The rarest and purest form of generosity is
attention.”
– Simone Weil

 

 “Attention is the beginning of devotion.” 
– Mary Oliver

 

 “Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.”
– Thomas Watson

 

 “Today we worship our work, work at our play,
and play at our worship.”
– Os Guinness 

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

 

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
    that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
    and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

 

SONG

 

Grace Alone

[Verse 1]
I was an orphan lost at the Fall
Running away when I’d hear Your call
Father, You worked Your will

I had no righteousness of my own
I had no right to draw near Your throne
Father, You loved me still

And in love before You laid
the world’s foundation
You predestined to adopt me
as Your own

You have raised me up so high
above my station
I’m a child of God by grace and grace alone

[Verse 2]
You left Your home to seek out the lost
You knew the great and terrible cost
Jesus, Your face was set

I worked my fingers down to the bone
Nothing I did could ever atone
Jesus, You paid my debt

By Your blood, I have redemption
and salvation
Lord, You died that I might reap
what You have sown

And You rose that I might be
a new creation
I am born again by grace and grace alone

[Verse 3]
I was in darkness all of my life
I never knew the day from the night
Spirit, You made me see

I swore I knew the way on my own
Head full of rocks, a heart made of stone
Spirit, You moved in me

At your touch my sleeping spirit
was awakened
On my darkened heart
the light of Christ has shone

Called into a kingdom
that cannot be shaken
Heaven’s citizen by grace and grace alone

So I’ll stand in faith by grace and grace alone
I will run the race by grace and grace alone
I will slay my sin by grace and grace alone
I will reach the end by grace and grace alone

 

 

SONG

 

Better is One Day

[Verse 1]
How lovely is Your dwelling place
O Lord Almighty
My soul longs and even faints for You

For here my heart is satisfied
Within Your presence
I sing beneath the shadow of Your wings

[Chorus]
Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere

[Verse 2]
One thing I ask, and I would seek
To see Your beauty
To find You in the place Your glory dwells

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
My heart and flesh cry out
For You, the Living God
Your Spirit’s water for my soul

I’ve tasted and I’ve seen
Come once again to me
I will draw near to You

I will draw near to You

[Chorus]

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING

 

And calling the crowd to him with his
disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would
come after me, let him deny himself and take
up his cross and follow me. For whoever
would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses
his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 

For what does it profit a man to gain the
whole world and forfeit his soul? 

For what can a man give in return for his
soul? 

For whoever is ashamed of me and of my
words in this adulterous and sinful generation,
of him will the Son of Man also be
ashamed when he comes in the glory of his
Father with the holy angels.”

Mark 8:34-38

 

SONG

 

Softly and Tenderly

[Verse 1]
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling for you and for me
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me

[Chorus]
Come home, come home
Ye who are weary come home
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling
Calling, O sinner, come home

[Verse 2]
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading
Pleading for you and for me
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies
Mercies for you and for me

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
O for the wonderful love he has promised
Promised for you and for me
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon
Pardon for you and for me

[Chorus]

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

 

Men’s Social: Men, join us Thursday, July 11, 7:30 PM at HopSaint. Signup here

Summer Nights: Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 14 at 4:30 PM. Come and enjoy a late afternoon sweet treat at Van Leeuwen Ice Cream at The Point.

Women’s Prayer Breakfast: Our next women’s event is Saturday, July 20, at 10 AM. We will have a focus on prayer, and a light breakfast will be provided. The gathering will be held in Danielle Heath’s backyard in Torrance. Register for the meeting address.

 

MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE
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After JUNE 2024
YTD 2024 Projected Giving: $319,030
YTD 2024 Actual Giving: $311,611
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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
“Paid Attention”

He entered Jericho and was passing through. 
And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus.
    He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 
And he was seeking to see who Jesus was,
    but on account of the crowd he could not,
    because he was small in stature. 

So he ran on ahead and climbed up
    into a sycamore tree to see him,
    for he was about to pass that way. 

And when Jesus came to the place, he looked
up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and
come down, for I must stay at your house
today.” So he hurried and came down
and received him joyfully. And when they saw
it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the
guest of a man who is a sinner.” 

And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord,
“Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the
poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of
anything, I restore it fourfold.” 

And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has
come to this house, since he also is a son of
Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Luke 19:1-10 (ESV)

 

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

 

but God shows his love for us in that while we
were still sinners, Christ died for us. 

Romans 5:8