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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

 

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.
Isaiah 53:7

I saw in the night visions,
    and behold, with the clouds of heaven
    there came one like a son of man,
and he came to the Ancient of Days
    and was presented before him.
And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
    that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him;
    his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
    which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.
Daniel 7:13-14

“See, we are going up to Jerusalem,
    and the Son of Man will be delivered over
    to the chief priests and the scribes,
and they will condemn him to death
   and deliver him over to the Gentiles.
And they will mock him and spit on him,
   and flog him and kill him.
And after three days he will rise.”
Mark 10:33-34

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
Matthew 7:2

“I trained to be a pilot all my life, but I never knew which three and a half minutes I’d be judged by.”
– Sully Sullenberger

“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”
– Albert Camus

“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”
– Brene Brown

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

 

 The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble!
    He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
The Lord is great in Zion;
    he is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise your great and awesome name!
    Holy is he!

Psalm 99:1-3

 

SONG

 

Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing

[Verse 1]
Sweet the moments, rich in blessing
Which before the cross we spend
Life and health and peace possessing
From the sinner’s dying Friend

Here we find our hope of Heaven
While upon the Lamb we gaze
Loving much, and much forgiven
Let our hearts sing out His praise

[Verse 2]
Oh, that, near the cross abiding
We may to the Savior cleave
Naught with Him our hearts dividing
All for Him content to leave

Here we rest, in wonder viewing
All our sins on Jesus laid
Find our full redemption flowing
From the sacrifice He made

[Verse 3]
May we still, the cross discerning
There for peace and comfort go
There new wonders daily learning
All the depths of mercy know

Lord, in ceaseless contemplation
Fix our hearts and eyes on Thee
Till we taste Thy full salvation
And unveiled Thy glories see

[Coda]
Here we find our hope of Heaven
While upon the Lamb we gaze
Loving much, and much forgiven
Let our hearts sing out His praise

 

 

SONG

 

Goodness of God

[Verse 1]
I love You, Lord
Oh, Your mercy never failed me
All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

[Chorus]
And all my life You have been faithful
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God

[Verse 2]
I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
And in darkest night You are close like no other
I’ve known You as a Father
I’ve known You as a Friend
And I have lived in the goodness of God, yeah

[Chorus]
And all my life You have been faithful, ohh
And all my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God, yeah!

[Bridge]
‘Cause Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now
I give You everything
‘Cause Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me, oh-ohh

[Chorus]

 

SCRIPTURE READING

 

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord,
   how often will my brother sin against me,
   and I forgive him? As many as seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him,
    “I do not say to you seven times,
    but seventy-seven times.

23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven
    may be compared to a king who wished
    to settle accounts with his servants. 
24 When he began to settle,
    one was brought to him
    who owed him ten thousand talents. 

25 And since he could not pay,
    his master ordered him to be sold,
    with his wife and children and all that he had,
    and payment to be made.

26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him,
    ‘Have patience with me,
    and I will pay you everything.’
27 And out of pity for him,
    the master of that servant released him
    and forgave him the debt.

28 But when that same servant went out,
    he found one of his fellow servants
    who owed him a hundred denarii,
and seizing him, he began to choke him,
    saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’

29 So his fellow servant fell down
    and pleaded with him,
    ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’
30 He refused and went and put him in prison
    until he should pay the debt.

31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place,
    they were greatly distressed,
    and they went and reported to their master
    all that had taken place.

32 Then his master summoned him and said to him,
    ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt
    because you pleaded with me.
33 And should not you have had mercy
    on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’

34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, 
    until he should pay all his debt.
35 So also my heavenly Father
    will do to every one of you,
if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Matthew 18:21-35

 

SONG

 

There is a Fountain

There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains:
Lose all their guilty stains,
Lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away:
Wash all my sins away,
Wash all my sins away;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed ones of God
Be saved, to sin no more:
Be saved, to sin no more,
Be saved, to sin no more;
Till all the ransomed ones of God,
Be saved to sin no more.

E’er since by faith I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be till I die:
And shall be till I die,
And shall be till I die;
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be till I die.

When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
Lies silent in the grave,
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I’ll sing Thy power to save:
I’ll sing Thy power to save,
I’ll sing Thy power to save;
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I’ll sing Thy power to save.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Men’s Social
Join us for our next Men’s Social this Tuesday, June 11th at The Rockefeller in Hermosa at 7:30 PM. Feel free to come a little early (7 PM) to enjoy a walk to the pier and back before dinner. It’s a great event to invite a friend. More details or RSVP here.

Summer Nights
We have adapted our schedule this year to accommodate younger families. We will meet a little earlier in the evening and change to every other Sunday throughout June and July. Come join us next Sunday, June 16th for ice cream at Handel’s in Manhattan Village at 4:30 PM. Check the King’s Cross App under “Upcoming Events” for more details.

Promotion Sunday
All of our kids and students will promote up a grade on June 16th. Johnny and Danielle will have a special time to share about these ministries and encourage our students. It is a joy to partner with parents in leading our children to deeper knowledge of our Lord.

 

 

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

 

“God on Trial”
Mark 14:53-65

 

53 And they led Jesus to the high priest.
    And all the chief priests and the elders
    and the scribes came together. 

54 And Peter had followed him at a distance, 
    right into the courtyard of the high priest.
And he was sitting with the guards
    and warming himself at the fire. 

55 Now the chief priests and the whole council
    were seeking testimony against Jesus
    to put him to death, but they found none. 
56 For many bore false witness against him,
    but their testimony did not agree. 

57 And some stood up and bore false witness
    against him, saying, 
58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple 
    that is made with hands,
    and in three days I will build another, 
    not made with hands.’” 
59 Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.

60 And the high priest stood up in the midst
   and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make?
   What is it that these men testify against you?”
61 But he remained silent and made no answer. 

Again the high priest asked him,
    “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” 
62 And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see
    the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power,
    and coming with the clouds of heaven.” 

63 And the high priest tore his garments and said,
    “What further witnesses do we need? 
    64 You have heard his blasphemy.
What is your decision?”

And they all condemned him as deserving death. 
    65 And some began to spit on him
    and to cover his face and to strike him,
    saying to him, “Prophesy!”
And the guards received him with blows.

Mark 14:53-65

 

SONG

 

Communion

[Verse 1]
Take me back to the garden
Lead me be back to moment I heard Your voice
Take me back to communion
Lead me back to the moment I saw Your face

And it was all so simple
It was easy to love
No space between us
It was easy to trust

[Chorus]
You are closer, closer than my skin
And You are in the air I’m breathing in
And here’s where the dead things come back to living
I feel my heart beating again
Feels so good to know You are my friend

[Verse 2]
And this is the garden
Here in the place I find You close
This is communion
Here in the place I’m fully known

And it was all so simple
You’re so easy to love
No space between us
You’re so easy to trust

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
This is where I’m meant to be
Me in You and You in me
I don’t have to prove a thing
You’ve already approved of me

[Chorus]

 

BENEDICTION

 

When he was reviled,
    he did not revile in return;
when he suffered, he did not threaten,
   but continued entrusting himself
   to him who judges justly.
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,
   that we might die to sin
   and live to righteousness.

By his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 2:23-24