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As many were astonished at you—
his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
so shall he sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths because of him,
for that which has not been told them they see, and that which they have not heard they understand.
 Isaiah 52:14-15

For he grew up before him like a young plant,
 and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
 he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 
Isaiah 53:2-3

“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

He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…
  John 1:11-12

Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 
John 1:46

God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
 1 Corinthians 1:28-29

“What is beyond dispute is that in the ministry of two or three years, Jesus of Nazareth attracted and infuriated his contemporaries, mesmerized and alienated the ancient world, unleashed a movement that has done the same ever since, and thus changed the course of history forever.” 
– J.P. Meier 



The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing;
    it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:22-24



Jesus Shall Reign

[Verse 1]
Jesus shall reign wherever the sun
Does its successive journeys run
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore
‘Til sun shall rise and set no more

[Verse 2]
Blessings abound wherever He reigns
The prisoner leaps to loose his chains
The weary find eternal rest
And all the sons of want are blessed

To our King be highest praise
Rising through eternal days
Just and faithful, He shall reign
Jesus shall reign

[Verse 3]
People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His name


[Verse 4]
Let every creature rise and bring
Blessing and honor to our King
Angels descend with songs again
And Earth repeats the loud “Amen!”




[Verse 1]
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus name

Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Savior’s love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all

[Verse 2]
When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
My anchor holds within the veil


[Verse 3]
When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless stand before the throne


On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand


Your Love is Strong

[Verse 1]
Heavenly Father, You always amaze me
Let Your kingdom come in my world and in my life
Give me the food I need to live through today
And forgive me as I forgive the people that wrong me

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Lead me far from temptation
Deliver me from the evil one

[Verse 2]
I look out the window, the birds are composing
Not a note is out of tune or out of place
I walk to the meadow and stare at the flowers
Better dressed than any girl on her wedding day

[Pre-Chorus 2]
So why should I worry?
Why do I freak out?
God knows what I need
You know what I need

Your love is, Your love is
Your love is strong
Your love is, Your love is
Your love is strong
Your love is, Your love is
Your love is strong

[Verse 3]
The Kingdom of the heavens is now advancing
Invade my heart, invade this broken town
The Kingdom of the heavens is buried treasure
Would you sell yourself to buy the one you’ve found?

[Pre-Chorus 3]
Two things You told me
That You are strong and You love me
Yes, You love me


Our God in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name above all names
Your kingdom come, Your will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
Give us, today, our daily bread
Forgive us weary sinners
Keep us far from our vices and
Deliver us from these prisons


Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace


MISSIONS Moment – Missions Month

Bethany Williamson, Deacon and Missions Team Chair




Meet King’s Cross Church! October 8, 2023. Hosted at Pastor Russ’s home not far from the school. For newer people to get to know our church and some leaders. Lunch will be included! Register HERE.

Fall Groups – Please look over our growing list of Fall Community Groups. Pick one out, and let’s grow in Christ together.

Two-Week Missions Seminar: “You and the Global Church” – Tragically, it is common in America today for followers of Jesus to neglect praying for, actively supporting, or giving much thought to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). What is the gift we are missing? What could it look like instead for us and families here in the South Bay? Join us for a two-part conversation about God’s heart for all people groups, His calling for some to leave the comforts of home, and His invitation to all believers – including you – to partner in this work. We’ll meet on Sundays, 10/22 & 10/29 at 8:30am. Register HERE.

Friday Night Bible Book Study in Hermosa in Hosea (10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1): Led by Chris Lau. At each session, we come prepared to share an observation, a question, the meaning of the passage, and an application. We hope you can join us! For more details and to register click HERE.

WOMEN | Thursday Night Bible Book Study: Women’s Accountability. Women committed to attending Chris Lau’s Friday Bible Book Studies are invited to gather together on the alternating weeks for accountability and prayer. Discussion is based on reflections from the prior week’s study. Meets every other Thursday evening at 7 pm. Hosting locations rotate among group members. For more details and to register click HERE.

Women’s Fellowship Breakfast (10/21, 9AM) – Ladies, join us for breakfast in a few weeks at Urth Caffe South Bay in Hawthorne (4940 W 147th St). This is an opportunity to gather together casually and get to know one another over coffee/breakfast. In tandem with this event, our men will host a Dad’s fellowship at Holly Glen Park (5255 137th St).



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“The Scandal of Ordinariness”

Mark 6:1-13

1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.
And he went about among the villages teaching.
And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff — no bread, no bag, no money in their belts — but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.





All the Poor and Powerless

[Verse 1]
All the poor and powerless
And all the lost and lonely
And all the thieves will come confess
And know that You are holy
And know that You are holy

And all will sing out, Hallelujah
And we will cry out Hallelujah

[Verse 2]
All the hearts who are content
And all who feel unworthy
And all who hurt with nothing left
Will know that You are holy


Shout it
Go on and scream it from the mountains
Go on and tell it to the masses
That He is God





For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong… so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:26-27, 2:5