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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

“And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant—and when you eat and are full, then take care lest you forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Deuteronomy 6:10-12

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!
Matthew 23:37

But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’
John 15:25

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, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

If Christ’s Lordship does not disrupt our own lordship, then the reality of our conversion must be questioned.
– Chuck Colson

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
    and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and the harp,
    to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
    at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

Psalm 92:1-4

 

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Doxology

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow!
Praise Him, all creatures here below!
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

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

 

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You’re Welcome in This Place

[Verse 1]
You’re the King, this is your Kingdom
Jesus come
You’re the Father, this is your home
Abba come

If home is where the heart is
Come and dwell, come and dwell
I will open up to you

[Chorus]
You’re welcome in this place
You’re welcome in this place
Come and have your way in us
You’re welcome  

[Verse 2]
You’re the Spirit, we’re flesh and bone  
Breathe on us
Without your presence, we are nothing
Fill us up

If home is where the heart is
Come and dwell, come and dwell
I will open up to you

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Now that you are here
we have everything we need
Now that you are here
we give everything we have

[Chorus]

 

 

 

RESPONSIVE READING
Isaiah 5:1-7

Let me sing for my beloved
    my love song concerning his vineyard:

My beloved had a vineyard
    on a very fertile hill.

He dug it and cleared it of stones,
    and planted it with choice vines;

he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
    and hewed out a wine vat in it;

and he looked for it to yield grapes,

    but it yielded wild grapes.

And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem
    and men of Judah,
judge between me and my vineyard.

What more was there to do for my vineyard,
    that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,
    why did it yield wild grapes?

And now I will tell you
    what I will do to my vineyard.
I will remove its hedge,
    and it shall be devoured;
I will break down its wall,
    and it shall be trampled down.

I will make it a waste;
    it shall not be pruned or hoed,
    and briers and thorns shall grow up;
I will also command the clouds
    that they rain no rain upon it.

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts
    is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah
    are his pleasant planting;

and he looked for justice,
    but behold, bloodshed;
for righteousness,
    but behold, an outcry!

 

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Another in the Fire

[Verse 1]
There’s a grace when the heart is under fire
Another way when the walls are closing in
And when I look at the space between
Where I used to be and this reckoning
I know I will never be alone

[Chorus 1]
There was another in the fire
Standing next to me
There was another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
Of how I’ve been set free
There is a cross that bears the burden
Where another died for me

There is another in the fire

[Verse 2]
All my debt left for dead beneath the waters
I’m no longer a slave to my sin anymore
And should I fall in the space between
What remains of me and this reckoning
Either way I won’t bow to the things of this world
And I know I will never be alone

[Chorus 2]
There is another in the fire
Standing next to me
There is another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
What power has set me free
There is a grave that holds no body
Now that power lives in me

[Bridge]
I can see the light in the darkness
As the darkness bows to Him
I can hear the roar in the heavens
As the space between wears thin
I can feel the ground shake beneath us
As the prison walls cave in
Nothing stands between us
Nothing stands between us

[Verse 3]
There is no other name
But the Name of Jesus
He who was and still is
And will be through it all
So come what may in the space between
All the things unseen and this reckoning
I know I will never be alone

[Chorus 3]
There’ll be another in the fire
Standing next to me
There’ll be another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
How good You’ve been to me
I’ll count the joy come every battle
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Men’s Social Coming Up – Thursday night, March 14th (7:30-9pm) at HopSaint on 190th and Anza. Register here  we can save enough seats. This is a casual time for us to get to know each other better, either through laughter, deep conversation, or just catching little details about someone that leads to stronger bonds in the future. Join us!

Hope Stronger Than Death – Easter is coming at the end of the month (3/31) and this is a good time to invite friends and family to church. In light of this special day we’re planning an egg hunt and breakfast, both of which start at 9:30am – so prepare your family to get there earlier than normal. Our worship service will be begin at 10am as usual. The Resurrection of Jesus has given us a new level of verified hope! The power of God that raised Jesus from the dead now has the power to give anyone new life and a fresh start. Let’s celebrate and share that message.

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After allowlisting those email addresses, Planning Center emails will always appear in your inbox, and these important emails won’t slip through the cracks!

 

MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE
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After February 2024
YTD 2024 Budget: $91,330
YTD 2024 Giving: $97,255
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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
“They Will Respect My Son”
Mark 12:1-12

1 And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. 2 When the season came, he sent a servant to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 4 Again he sent to them another servant, and they struck him on the head and treated him shamefully. 5 And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed. 6 He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 7 But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8 And they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. 9 What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not read this Scripture:

“ ‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
11  this was the Lord’s doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”

12 And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they left him and went away.

 

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Firm Foundation (He Won’t)

[Verse 1]

Christ is my firm foundation
The Rock on which I stand
When everything around me is shaking
I’ve never been more glad
That I put my faith in Jesus
’Cause He’s never let me down
He’s faithful through generations
So why would He fail now?
He won’t
He won’t

[Verse 2]
I’ve still got joy in chaos
I’ve got peace that makes no sense
So I won’t be going under
I’m not held by my own strength
‘Cause I build my life on Jesus
He’s never let me down
He’s faithful in еvery season
So why would He fail now?

[Chorus]
Hе won’t
He won’t
He won’t fail
He won’t fail

[Bridge]
Rain came and wind blew
But my house was built on You
I’m safe with You
I’m gonna make it through

Rain came and wind blew
But my house was built on You
I’m safe with You
I’m gonna make it through

I’m gonna make it through
My house was built on You

[Verse]
Christ is my firm foundation
The Rock on which I stand
When everything around me is shaking
I’ve never been more glad
That I put my faith in Jesus
‘Cause He’s never let me down
He’s faithful through generations
So why would He fail now?

[Chorus]
Hе won’t
He won’t
He won’t fail
He won’t fail

 

 

 

BENEDICTION

13 “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper
    and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed;
the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
    and all the hills shall flow with it.
14 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel,
    and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them;
they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine,
    and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.
15 I will plant them on their land,
    and they shall never again be uprooted
    out of the land that I have given them,”
says the Lord your God.

Amos 9:13-15