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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
Hebrews 1:3a

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Genesis 1:27

“Whoever sheds the blood of man,
    by man shall his blood be shed,
for God made man in his own image.
Genesis 9:6

According to Scripture the essence of man consists in this, that he is the image of God. As such he is distinguished from all other creatures and stands supreme as the head and crown of the entire creation.
– Louis Berkhof

Within each of us exists the image of God, however disfigured and corrupted by sin it may presently be. God is able to recover this image through grace as we are conformed to Christ.
– Alistair McGrath

We should feel at home with people who share our faith but not our politics, even more than we feel at home with people who share our politics and not our faith. If not, then we very well may be rendering unto Caesar what belongs to God.
– Scott Sauls

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 139:14

 

SONG

 

Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?

[Verse 1]
Did you feel the mountains tremble
Did you hear the oceans roar
When the people rose to sing of
Jesus Christ, the risen One

Did you feel the people tremble
Did you hear the singers roar
When the lost began to sing of
Jesus Christ, the saving One

And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A mighty river through the nations
And young and old will turn to Jesus
Fling wide, you heavenly gates
Prepare the way of the risen Lord

[Chorus]
Open up the doors, let the music play
Let the streets resound with singing
Songs that bring Your hope
Songs that bring Your joy
Dancers who dance upon injustice

[Verse 2]
Do you feel the darkness tremble
As the saints join in one song
As the streams flow as one river
To wash away our brokenness

And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A time of jubilee is coming
When young and old return to Jesus
Fling wide, you heavenly gates
Prepare the way of the risen Lord

[Chorus]

And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A mighty river through the nations
And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A time of jubilee is coming

And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A mighty river through the nations
And we can see that, God, You’re moving
A time of jubilee is coming

When young and old return to Jesus
Fling wide, you heavenly gates
Prepare the way of the risen Lord

[Chorus]

Did you feel the mountains tremble
Did you hear the oceans roar
When the people rose to sing of
Jesus Christ, the risen One

 

SONG

 

Great Things

[Verse 1]
Come let us worship our King
Come let us bow at His feet
He has done great things

See what our Savior has done
See how His love overcomes
He has done great things
He has done great things

[Chorus]
Oh Hero of Heaven, You conquered the grave
You free every captive and break every chain
Oh God, You have done great things

We dance in Your freedom, awake and alive
Oh Jesus, our Savior, Your name lifted high
Oh God, You have done great things

[Verse 2]
You’ve been faithful through every storm
You’ll be faithful forevermore
You have done great things

And I know You will do it again
For Your promise is “Yes and amen”
You do great things
God, You do great things

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Hallelujah God, above it all
Hallelujah God, unshakable
Hallelujah, You have done great things

[Chorus]

 

SCRIPTURE READING

He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.
If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations—

Colossians 1:15-20

 

SONG

Yes I Will

[Verse]
I count on one thing
The same God that never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now

In the waiting
The same God who’s never late
Is working all things out
You’re working all things out

[Chorus]
Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley
Yes I will, bless Your name
Yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy
All my days, oh, yes I will

[Verse]

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
And I choose to praise
To glorify, glorify
The name of all names
That nothing can stand against

[Chorus]

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hope Stronger Than Death – Easter is coming (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.

 

MONTHLY FINANCIAL UPDATE
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After February 2024
YTD 2024 Projected Giving: $91,330
YTD 2024 Actual 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
“Whose Image”
Mark 12:13-17

13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees
    and some of the Herodians,
    to trap him in his talk.

14 And they came and said to him,
    “Teacher, we know that you are true
    and do not care about anyone’s opinion.
For you are not swayed by appearances, 
    but truly teach the way of God.
Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
    Should we pay them, or should we not?”

15 But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them,
    “Why put me to the test?
Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.”
    16 And they brought one.

And he said to them,
    “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”
They said to him, “Caesar’s.”

17 Jesus said to them,
    “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,
    and to God the things that are God’s.”

And they marveled at him.

 

SONG

Never See the End

[Verse 1]
Where can we run, where can we hide
That You will not find us?
Deepest of depths, highest of heights
Your love, it chases us
No matter where we’ve been, no matter what we’ve done
We can’t escape Your love

[Chorus]
We will never see the end
We will never see the end of Your goodness

[Verse 2]
Though we pass through the fire or we pass through the flood
You will be with us
Though we walk through the valley, the darkest of night
Your love will be our light
And when we are in plenty or we are in want
You will always be enough

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
And in our darkest hours, on our hardest days
We do not have to be afraid
For You will never leave, You will not forsake
The promises You have made

[Chorus]

 

BENEDICTION

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18