Breakfast, CM Meeting, 40 Day Prayer Challenge, & Work Day

The KCC Loop is a weekly newsletter from King’s Cross Church featuring recent sermons, church family updates, community events, resources, and more.

Samuel Andres - January 28, 2024

Faith, Failure, and Providence

I. Faith sometimes chooses risk over safety. Exodus 2:1-10, Hebrews 11:23 | II. Faith chooses to identity with God’s people over power and comfort. Exodus 2:11-22; Hebrews 11:24-25

Scripture References: Exodus 2:1-22

 

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1 Thessalonians 5:14-17
[And] we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing

Weekly New City Catechism

Question 51: Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension?

Answer*: Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing a place for us, and also sends us his Spirit.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Next Sunday's Sermon Text

Exodus 2:23-3:12 (ESV)

During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.

Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” He said, “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”

KCC Church Family
Updates and Events

Giving Tuesday Africa

CONTINENTAL SUNDAY BREAKFASTS

Sunday, February 4th | 9am – 9:45am @ 2nd St

Come enjoy fellowship while having a light breakfast prior to our worship gathering every first Sunday of the month. Free will donations accepted though not required. *Breakfast will be simpler than usual while we meet in the Fellowship Hall for our Worship Gathering due to meal preparation limitations.

Kid's Corner

COVENANT MEMBERS’ MEETING

Sunday, February 4th | Following the Worship Gathering

KCC Covenant Members will meet immediately following the worship gathering. Childcare and light snacks will be 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.

40 Days

40 Days of Prayer Challenge 2024

Wednesday, February 14th – Saturday, March 28th

Excerpt from KCC Blog: 40 Days of Seeking God through Prayer, Fasting, & Abstaining 

40 Days of Prayer Challenge has five main elements.

  1. Increased commitment to prayer
  2. Increased resolve to healthy disciplines
  3. Abstaining from distractions from the Lord.
  4. Periodic fasting from food
  5. Connect regularly with a small community of brothers or sisters in Christ

KCC wants to form disciples of Jesus who are passionate worshipers. God has opened our eyes to His glory, so we want to live to delight in Him. Historically, the church has practiced Lent as a season of increased prayer, fasting, and discipline to prepare for meditating on Christ’s death on Good Friday and His resurrection on Easter Sunday. The forty days of Lent (not counting Sundays) look back to Jesus’ forty days of fasting in the wilderness in preparation for His ministry of preaching, healing, and training disciples.

There is nothing in the scriptures that requires us to practice Lent. If you choose not to participate in the 40 Day Prayer Challenge, nobody is calling into question your love for God. However, Lent can be a spiritually beneficial practice if your heart is to go deeper in our relationship with God. Because of our faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross, we already have God’s favor on the basis of His free gift! The spiritual disciplines are given to us to stoke our spiritual fervor, not to earn God’s favor.

KCC Building Project

Kid's Corner

Upcoming Work Days

Saturday, February 3: Demolition Day – 8am-noon. Continue the demo of walls, etc. in the church building. Leader: John S.

Prayer

SUNDAY PRAYER MEETING

Every Sunday | 9:00am

We are reviving a weekly prayer meeting at 9:00am in the Prayer Room/Mother’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to come seek the Lord together and pray for gospel renewal in our church, our community and around the world. Let’s outgrow this room in our devotion to prayer as a church.

“We need a work of the Holy Ghost of a supernatural kind, putting power into the preaching of the Word, inspiring all believers with heavenly energy, and solemnly affecting the hearts of the careless so that they may turn to God and live.” -C. H. Spurgeon, Only a Prayer Meeting.

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