Samuel Andres - January 8, 2023

Holy Sexuality, Church Discipline, and Christ's Sacrifice

1 Corinthians 5:1–8 | I. The goal for the church is holy sexuality, and the reality is immoral sexuality, 1 Cor. 5:1-2 | II. The goal of church discipline is restoration and salvation, and the reality seems harsh. 1 Cor. 5:2b-5 | III. The goal is that we put sin to death, and the reality is we can and must because Christ was put to death as our sacrificial Lamb. 1 Cor. 5:6-8

 

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KCC Church Family Updates and Events

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DEACON COMMISSIONING

Deacons are servant leaders of particular areas of service in the church body. This past Sunday we commissioned three deacons: Dave Gerken (Deacon of Facilities) and Marty & Katye Katterheinrich (Deacons of All Church Meals). We are grateful for their commitment to use their gifts and talents to serve the Lord with us at KCC.

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COVENANT MEMBERS’ MEETING
January 22nd @ 2nd St Following the Worship Gathering

If you are a covenant member of KCC, mark your calendar for January 22nd. We will meet in the auditorium immediately following the worship gathering. Childcare and light snacks provided. If you’re not a member but are interested in learning more about covenant membership in the local church, click on the button below.

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CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING
CPC: WOMEN’S HEALTH RESOURCE

$8,400

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DECEMBER GENEROSITY DRIVE
AFRICA CHURCH PLANTING INITIATIVE

$12,054

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WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
January 17th @ 2nd St. Building | 7:00PM – 8:30PM

The KCC Women’s Study is resuming! Women will meet for 7 consecutive weeks starting January 17th and will work through the book of Ephesians using the Bible study guide called “Chosen” published by The Daily Grace Co and led by a variety of teachers. The study will cover themes such as unity, identity in Christ, Christian living, God’s sovereignty and the local church. We are excited to explore these topics together as we grow as one church united in Christ. Watch for the sign up coming to the Welcome table where you will be able to look through and purchase the study guide. Study guides are available for $8 or can be purchased online at The Daily Grace Co. Come to the January 17th study with week 1 in the book completed. Questions can be directed to Eron (419-579-7014).

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GOSPEL LIFE GROUP SIGNUPS
Groups Have Started Meeting, But There is Still Time to Join

The goal of Gospel Life Groups (GLGs) is to bring the gospel into everyday life as the family of God on the mission of God.

Each GLG gathers together 2-3 times a month in homes to build one another up through prayer, Scripture, and eating together. Each group is made up of between 12-20 people and has the feel of a large family or a mildly rowdy party. We take seriously our call to enjoy one another and grow in our love for each other and for God.

CURRENT KCC VOLUNTEER NEEDS

KIDS CHECK-IN

We need two more people to be on the schedule (once a month) for monitoring the King’s Kids Checkin station.

SERMON LIVE-STREAM

We are in need of a few tech savvy people to help run the Youtube/Facebook Livestream during Sunday morning gatherings.

SUNDAY MORNING HOSPITALITY (COFFEE)

Do you like coffee? We are trying to start a rotation of people to arrive a little early and make it on Sunday mornings.

CARD MINISTRY

Do You Enjoy Writing Cards of Encouragement? If so, we’d love to have you join our Card Care Team. This team is designed to send notes of encouragement to those who are hurting/grieving/recovering/or just need a cheerful word.

KCC BUILDING PROJECT

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BUILDING RENOVATION WORK DAY @ FLORENCE AVE.
January 14th, 21st, and 28th | 9:00AM – Noon
January 12th, 19th, and 23rd | 6:30PM – 8:00PM

We’re hosting work days to assist with the ongoing renovation projects at the Florence Ave. building. If you are able and willing to help, please let us know or just show up.

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KCC BUILDING RENOVATION UPDATES
2nd St. and Florence Ave. Locations

As we continue to work on the building renovations, we’ll try to keep you updated through the LOOP. We try to post pictures or other updates as needed so that we can all see the progress as well as the work that still needs to be completed.

The ceiling tiles and grid in Florence Ave have been removed in preparation for the spray foam contractor to come in late January.

Community Events and needs

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RAVENS CARE

Ravens Care is a cooperative care ministry of Defiance area churches dedicated to meeting needs in the community.

DISCIPLESHIP CORNER

NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 2

QUESTIONWhat is God?

ANSWER*God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE: 2 Chronicles 16:9

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.”

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERMON TEXT: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13

WE WOULD LOVE TO PRAY FOR YOU

We would love to pray for you! Some people think that only major crises of life are worth praying for, but the truth is that everyone needs prayer for something. James 4:2 says that we do not have because we do not ask, and when we do we often have false or impure motives. So the first step is to ask. So please come and let us pray for you in person at our Sunday worship gathering. Or, if you would like prayer now, just click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.

BIBLICAL COUNSELING at KCC

Life is full of things to be discouraged about, and it can be overwhelming. We believe that Jesus offers real help, hope, and healing in the difficulties of life. We believe that the power of God’s Word and Spirit offers hope of life change from the inside out. So we offer biblical counseling to those needing the comfort and wisdom of Scripture. While we believe God can work through various methods of counseling, our lead counselors are certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). We also have pastors and other counselors who have received training from Faith Biblical Counseling, and are able and willing to counsel according to the Scriptures.

If you would like to explore meeting with one of our counselors, please fill out the contact form by clicking on the button below and we will try to match you with someone.

GIVING

We understand skepticism about online giving, which is why we have an Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions page on our website that explains how it works. Here are a few ways to give :
  1. Give online by clicking on the “GIVE ONLINE” button which takes you to our secure transaction site.
  2. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church.
    King’s Cross Church
    521 W. 2nd St.
    Defiance, OH 43512
  3. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the YMCA.

COMPASSION FUND

We know that with many businesses and services being shut down, people are losing jobs and struggling to pay their bills. If you are in need of help, we would like to know. We have a Compassion Fund for this reason. Fill out the film below as best you can and we will follow up with you.

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KCC CHURCH CENTER APP
Download for Free in Your Phone’s App Store

To help keep as many people informed as possible while keeping communication simple, we use Church Center for most church-wide announcements and group chats. If you’re a KCC Covenant Members, you are automatically added in Church Center to receive KCC updates. Just download the app and sign in with your phone or email. KCC visitors and regular attenders need to manually join the “General Announcements” group to receive updates. Make sure notifications are turned on for Church Center in your phone.