Membership Matters, Man Camp 2024, Renovation Update, & Stroede Center Event

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Samuel Andres - February 11, 2024

I Am Who I Am

Outline: I. Who Am I? (Exodus 3:10-12) | II. Who is God? (Exodus 3:13-15)

Scripture References: Exodus 3:10-22

 

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Proverbs 3:9-10
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Weekly New City Catechism

Question 52: What hope does everlasting life hold for us?

Answer*: It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be fully and forever freed from all sin and will inhabit renewed, resurrection bodies in a renewed, restored creation.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Next Sunday's Sermon Text

Exodus 4:1-31 (ESV)

Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you.’” The Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” And he said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses ran from it. But the Lord said to Moses, “Put out your hand and catch it by the tail”—so he put out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand— “that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.” Again, the Lord said to him, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” And he put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow. Then God said, “Put your hand back inside your cloak.” So he put his hand back inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh. “If they will not believe you,” God said, “or listen to the first sign, they may believe the latter sign. If they will not believe even these two signs or listen to your voice, you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground, and the water that you shall take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.”

But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.” But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, “Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite? I know that he can speak well. Behold, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart. You shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with your mouth and with his mouth and will teach you both what to do. He shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be your mouth, and you shall be as God to him. And take in your hand this staff, with which you shall do the signs.”

Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please let me go back to my brothers in Egypt to see whether they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” And the Lord said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.” So Moses took his wife and his sons and had them ride on a donkey, and went back to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.

And the Lord said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the Lord, Israel is my firstborn son, and I say to you, “Let my son go that he may serve me.” If you refuse to let him go, behold, I will kill your firstborn son.’”

At a lodging place on the way the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and touched Moses’ feet with it and said, “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So he let him alone. It was then that she said, “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the circumcision.

The Lord said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.” So he went and met him at the mountain of God and kissed him. And Moses told Aaron all the words of the Lord with which he had sent him to speak, and all the signs that he had commanded him to do. Then Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the people of Israel. Aaron spoke all the words that the Lord had spoken to Moses and did the signs in the sight of the people. And the people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the people of Israel and that he had seen their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshiped.

KCC Church Family
Updates and Events

Kid's Corner

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

March 3rd & 10th | 1:30-3:30pm @ Florence Ave

We believe that the church is the family of God on the mission of God. We love one another as brothers and sisters. Yet we are also missionaries who are teaming up to advance God’s kingdom. We believe this is best lived out in the context of covenant membership in a local church.

If you can only make one session, you can still pursue membership. You can makeup the session by listening to the Membership Matters podcast and then we will follow up with you. Please let us know if you are planning to attend by clicking on the corresponding button below. Lunch will NOT be provided, but we will have light snacks and drinks.

40 Days

Man Camp 2024

Friday, April 5th – Sunday, April 7th @ Miracle Camp, Lawton Michigan

We would like to invite all of the men at KCC to join us for this year’s Man Camp! Throwing hatchets, archery, zip-line, disc golf, trap shooting, and eating incredible food are just a few of the favorite activities at Man Camp. Most importantly, though, it is a great way for guys to grow in their faith alongside other men from KCC, be challenged in their walk with Christ by the chapel speaker, and be able to worship alongside other believers. Join us for the manliest weekend of the year! Bring your teenage boys too. These camps tend to fill up, so register as soon as possible if you would like to join us.

We will be attending Man Camp April 5-7, so make sure you sign-up for Man Camp 3 when you register at miraclecamp.com/mancamp/ . Standard bunk style lodging is $179 and Premium Hotel Style Lodging is $199. Most of us do the bunk style and stay in the same room. Use the code KINGSCROSS to get $10 off. If you sign up, post in the KCC men’s group in the church app to encourage others to go. Please email hello@kingscrossdefiance.com so we know you are going – this helps us coordinate carpooling.

KCC Building Project

Kid's Corner

KCC BUILDING RENOVATION UPDATES

Church Building Progress

Renovations are well underway for the Sanctuary and Lobby in the 2nd St building. Some of the demolition was accomplished by many of our volunteers and Boyers Construction is now working on the project.

Community Events and Needs

KCC Loop

Stroede Center for the arts

Todd Tilghman – Saturday, February 17th | 7:00PM

“Blending the sounds of Country, Gospel, Worship and Classic Rock, Todd Tilghman’s raspy, soulful voice, contagious enthusiasm, and tangible authenticity all definitely stand out in a crowd. Todd has been married to his high school sweetheart, Brooke, since 1998. The couple have eight children. Todd is most well known as the winner of the 18th Season of NBC’s “The Voice”. Todd describes his music as “slice of life”. He shares real lyrics about real life and faith, often finding it challenging to squeeze inside a particular genre. “I just want people to hear the music and immediately remember experiences in their own lives. I want it to have meat, you know? I want to do what I can with my music to share with the world those things that are universally important to us all: love, and family, and faith, and the passing of time, and I’ll throw in a little soul and some fun too.””

11th Hour – Saturday, April 13th | 7:00PM

““There is nothing more fulfilling than ministering to the body of Christ and sharing the gospel,” says Amber. “Every dream we have ever had, God has already fulfilled. He never ceases to amaze us!”

11th Hour has stayed fresh and relevant since their inception while maintaining a versatile sound, able to lead congregations in moving times of worship.

11th Hour has had multiple Top 10 Singing News hits and been nominated for numerous awards in Southern Gospel music such as Singing News Trio of the Year and AGM Album of the Year, while Amber was nominated for Soprano of the Year.”

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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