3Crosses Church presents
Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 PM
Sunday, April 14 at 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 PM
Friday, April 19 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 PM
In person sales start Sunday March 10, 2019 after Sunday mornings services
Online sales start Monday, March 11, 2019
Where can I purchase my tickets?
Sundays, in the lobby after church services
In the Church Main Office - Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 4 PM
Online at www.3crosses.org
At the box office the day of presentations, if not sold out.
ALL TICKETS ARE GENERAL SEATING - $5.00 each
Tickets are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.
Ticket holders must be seated fifteen minutes before each performance, at which time any open seats will be made available to others.
**Due to the content of this presentation, it is not recommended for children 5 and under. Free Childcare for ages 3 months – 5 years is available by reservation only at: 3crosses.org/childcaresignup. Childcare will be provided for all presentations.
3Crosses church - 20600 John Dr. - Castro Valley - 510-537-4690
Reflect - Repent - Renew - Remember
Music: Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme (BWV 140 - also known as Sleeper's Wake by Johann Sebastian Bach
Romans 12:1-2 (MEV)
I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service of worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
One of the important keys to a healthy spiritual life is the daily renewing of our mind and heart. Our spirit needs refreshing on a regular basis just like the like Israelites in the wilderness needed fresh manna everyday. Without this we will find ourselves growing distant from the Lord and our hearts can become cold and indifferent to Him.
This refreshing can come in many forms but primarily we need to seek His presence, reflect on His love, and meditate on His Word. The old puritans used to "practice the presence of the Lord". If we do this everyday then we will find our understanding of His love will be tangible and real in our lifes. There are times when we can grow somewhat cold in our relationship with Christ, but it is comforting to know that He wants us to be close to Him and He is always to be found when we diligently seek Him.
Do you need renewal today? You will find a God waiting for you with His arms open, ready and willing to restore a beautiful relationship with Him. What an amazing God!
Pastor Kevin Ledbetter – Music & Arts at 3Crosses
"We must know before we can love. In order to know God, we must often think of Him; and when we come to love Him, we shall then also think of Him often, for our heart will be with our treasure." – Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God
"Let us occupy ourselves entirely in knowing God. The more we know Him, the more we will desire to know Him. As love increases with knowledge, the more we know God, the more we will truly love Him. We will learn to love Him equally in times of distress or in times of great joy." – Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God
CHRIST THE REDEEMER
MUSIC: "Attende Domine" 10th Century Mozarabic Hymn - Hereford Cathedral 1982 (Roy Massey)
Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.
To thee, Redeemer, on thy throne of glory:
lift we our weeping eyes in holy pleadings: listen, O Jesu, to our supplications.
O thou chief cornerstone, right hand of the Father:
way of salvation, gate of life celestial:
cleanse thou our sinful souls from all defilement.
God, we implore thee, in thy glory seated:
bow down and hearken to thy weeping children:
pity and pardon all our grievous trespasses.
Sins oft committed, now we lay before thee:
with true contrition, now no more we veil them:
grant us, Redeemer, loving absolution.
Innocent captive, taken unresisting:
falsely accused, and for us sinners sentenced,
save us, we pray thee, Jesu, our Redeemer.
Our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel.
In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
Colossians 1: 13-14
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
"The work of redemption was accomplished by Christ in His death on the cross and has in view the payment of the price demanded by a holy God for the deliverance of the believer from the bondage and burden of sin. In redemption the sinner is set free from his condemnation and slavery to sin." – John F. Walvoord
The Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. The statue is 125 feet tall and was completed in 1931.
"REPENTANCE" by George Herbert (1593-1633)
Lord, I confess my sin is great:
Great is my sin. Oh! gently treat
With thy quick flower, thy momentary bloom;
Whose life still pressing
Is one undressing,
A steady aiming at a tomb.
Man's age is two hours' work, or three;
Each day doth round about us see.
Thus are we to delights: but we are all
To sorrows old,
If life be told
From what life feeleth, Adam's fall.
O let thy height of mercy then
Compassionate short-breathed men,
Cut me not off for my most foul transgression:
I do confess
My God, accept of my confession.
Sweeten at length this bitter bowl,
Which thou hast pour'd into my soul;
Thy wormwood turn to health, winds to fair weather;
For if thou stay,
I and this day,
As we did rise, we die together.
Ephesians 1:7-8 (NIV)
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,
Hebrews 9:28 (NIV)
so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
John 1:9 (NIV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." – C.S. Lewis
O THE DEEP, DEEP LOVE OF JESUS
Performed by Sovereign Grace (From the Album "Come Weary Saints")
This well-known hymn was written by the London merchant Samuel Trevor Francis (1834-1925). Francis had a spiritual turning point as a teenager, contemplating suicide one night on a bridge over the River Thames. Experiencing a renewal of faith, he went on to author many poems and hymns and was a preacher in addition to his merchant career.
The song compares Jesus' love to the ocean in scope, emphasizing the limitless, unchanging, and sacrificial nature of God's affections for the singer and all of humanity.
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o'er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o'er them from the throne!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best!
'Tis an ocean vast of blessing, 'tis a haven sweet of rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, 'tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. - Augustine