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PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

Wake yourself, wake yourself,
    stand up, O Jerusalem,
you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord
    the cup of his wrath,
who have drunk to the dregs
    the bowl, the cup of staggering.
Isaiah 51:17

So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?”
John 18:11

Thus the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from my hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it. They shall drink and stagger and be crazed because of the sword that I am sending among them.”
Jeremiah 25:15-16

“Though I used to complain about the indecency of the idea of God’s wrath, I came to think that i would have tor rebel against a God who wasn’t wrathful at the sight of the world’s evil. God isn’t wrathful in spite of being love. God is wrathful because God is love.”
– Miroslav Volf

 

WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP

12 “I, I am he who comforts you;
    who are you that you are afraid of man who dies,
    of the son of man who is made like grass,
13 and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker,
    who stretched out the heavens
    and laid the foundations of the earth,
and you fear continually all the day
    because of the wrath of the oppressor,
when he sets himself to destroy?
    And where is the wrath of the oppressor?
14 He who is bowed down shall speedily be released;
    he shall not die and go down to the pit,
    neither shall his bread be lacking.
15 I am the Lord your God,
    who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
    the Lord of hosts is his name.
16 And I have put my words in your mouth
    and covered you in the shadow of my hand,
establishing the heavens
    and laying the foundations of the earth,
    and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”

17 Wake yourself, wake yourself,
    stand up, O Jerusalem,
you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord
    the cup of his wrath,
who have drunk to the dregs
    the bowl, the cup of staggering.
18 There is none to guide her
    among all the sons she has borne;
there is none to take her by the hand
    among all the sons she has brought up.
19 These two things have happened to you —
    who will console you? —
devastation and destruction, famine and sword;
    who will comfort you?
20 Your sons have fainted;
    they lie at the head of every street
    like an antelope in a net;
they are full of the wrath of the Lord,
    the rebuke of your God.

21 Therefore hear this, you who are afflicted,
    who are drunk, but not with wine:
22 Thus says your Lord, the Lord,
    your God who pleads the cause of his people:
“Behold, I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering;
the bowl of my wrath you shall drink no more

 

Isaiah 51:12-22

 

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]

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING

“I, I am he who comforts you;
    who are you that you are afraid of man who dies,
    of the son of man who is made like grass,
and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker,
    who stretched out the heavens
    and laid the foundations of the earth,
and you fear continually all the day
    because of the wrath of the oppressor,
when he sets himself to destroy?
    And where is the wrath of the oppressor?
He who is bowed down shall speedily be released;
    he shall not die and go down to the pit,
    neither shall his bread be lacking.
I am the Lord your God,
    who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—
    the Lord of hosts is his name.
And I have put my words in your mouth
    and covered you in the shadow of my hand,
establishing the heavens
    and laying the foundations of the earth,
    and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”

Wake yourself, wake yourself,
    stand up, O Jerusalem,
you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord
    the cup of his wrath,
who have drunk to the dregs
    the bowl, the cup of staggering.
There is none to guide her
    among all the sons she has borne;
there is none to take her by the hand
    among all the sons she has brought up.
These two things have happened to you —
    who will console you? —
devastation and destruction, famine and sword;
    who will comfort you?
Your sons have fainted;
    they lie at the head of every street
    like an antelope in a net;
they are full of the wrath of the Lord,
    the rebuke of your God.

Therefore hear this, you who are afflicted,
    who are drunk, but not with wine:
Thus says your Lord, the Lord,
    your God who pleads the cause of his people:
“Behold, I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering;
the bowl of my wrath you shall drink no more;

Isaiah 51:12-22

 

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

Women’s Event – There are plans in the works for a brunch on Saturday, June 8th at 10AM – location to be determined. These gatherings have shown to help us build and deepen our relationships and strengthen the fellowship of our church as a whole. Join us!

Promotion Sunday
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 the ministries. Thank you for entrusting us to partner with you in leading your kids toward Jesus!

Summer Nights
As summer vacation season approaches, be sure and keep up with our schedule of Sunday “Summer Nights” events. These are intended to be casual gatherings for you to come and go as you please, with no agenda other than to enjoy some community during a time when we often are scattered. Here is a link to the first one on June 2nd.

 

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
“Jesus Overwhelmed”
Mark 14:32-42

32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” 35 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36 And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” 37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him. 41 And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

 

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

Therefore hear this, you who are afflicted,
    who are drunk, but not with wine:
Thus says your Lord, the Lord,
    your God who pleads the cause of his people:
“Behold, I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering;
the bowl of my wrath you shall drink no more”

Isaiah 51:21-22