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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.
John 5:19

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
John 20:21

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:45

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Romans 12:9–10

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21

“Everyone wants a revolution, but no-one wants to do the dishes.”
– Shane Clairborne

“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Christians can demonstrate tolerance for others because our love of neighbor flows from our love of God, and our love of God is grounded in the truth of the gospel… The Christian calling is to be shaped and reshaped into people whose every thought and action is characterized by faith, hope, and love- and who then speak and act in the world with humility, patience, and tolerance.”
– Timothy Keller and John Inazu

“The real question of Christian discipleship is not can I be your brother in Christ, but can I be your brother-in-law?” It’s one thing to be close proximity to someone who looks, thinks, or even eats differently than you; it’s another to be in deep relationship with that person, and still another to work for a world (that is, Christ’s kingdom) in which our differences are not placed on a hierarchy that regards some as superior and others as inferior.”
– Rich Villodas

“To gather when then the world scatters. To slow down when the world speeds up. To commune when the world critiques.”
– Jay Kim

“If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker.”
– Mike McDermott, Rounders

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:5-11

 

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

 

Before the Throne of God Above

[Verse 1]
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is Love
Whoever lives and pleads for me

My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

[Verse 2]
When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin

Because the sinless savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

[Chorus]
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Praise the One
Risen Son of God

[Verse 3]
Behold Him there the risen Lamb
My perfect spotless righteousness
The great unchangeable I Am
The King of glory and of grace

One with Himself I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Savior and my God
With Christ my Savior and my God

[Chorus]

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
      and born of the virgin Mary.
      He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried;
      he descended to hell.
      The third day he rose again from the dead.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
      From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic* church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.

*catholic means universal

 

SONG

Rock of Ages

[Verse 1]
Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hide myself in Thee
Let the water and the blood
From Thy wounded side which flowed
Be of sin the double cure
Save from wrath and make me pure

[Verse 2]
Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands
Could my zeal no respite know
Could my tears forever flow
All for sin could not atone
Thou must save, and Thou alone

[Verse 3]
Nothing in my hand I bring
Simply to Thy cross I cling
Naked, come to Thee for dress
Helpless, look to Thee for grace
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die

[Verse 4]
While I draw this fleeting breath
When my eyes shall close in death
When I rise to worlds un – known
And behold Thee on Thy throne
Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hide myself in Thee

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lau Friday Night Bible Study (begins 5/31): Ever been a part of a Bible study on Deuteronomy? Most have not. So come join us for a 4 session study on the first half of Deuteronomy. Later this year we will have another 4 session study to finish out the book. Get more details or register here.
Women’s Group: There is also a corresponding women’s prayer and accountability group for members of the Friday Bible Book Study that meets on the alternate weeks on Thursdays at 7 PM. Get more info or register here.

Summer Nights (begins 6/2)
It’s back! Last year many of you joined us for our “Summer Nights” events on Sundays. These casual gatherings are designed to for you to come and go as you please. There’s no agenda except enjoying some community during the summer season when we are often scattered. Click here for more details on June 2nd.

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 APRIL 2024
YTD 2024 Projected Giving: $210,355
YTD 2024 Actual Giving: $203,488
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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
“Leaders Eat Last”
John 13:1-20

1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 8 Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 18 I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’ 19 I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.”

 

SONG

Great is Our God

[Verse 1]
Come, let us praise Him
Let us kneel at the throne of our God
Through His Son our salvation was bought
With mercy and grace

Come, let us bow down
In His hands are the depths of the earth
With one voice we proclaim His great worth
Lord, our God

[Chorus]
And we will seek Him
Our Rock of Salvation
Morning by morning
With thanksgiving we come

And we will bow down
With creation we cry out
In daylight and darkness
We sing to the Lord

Great is our God
Great is our God
Great is our God

[Verse 2]
Lord of all nations
We will stand at the end of our days
In Your courts and declare Your great ways
In Spirit and Truth

We long for Your Kingdom
Bring Your thunder and gather the earth
All who tremble will tell of Your worth
Lord, our God

[Chorus]

 

 

BENEDICTION

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15