Membership Matters, Man Camp 2024, Missions Moment, & Hayat Jadida Event

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Eric Kabwata - February 18, 2024

God's Power Through Weak People

Outline: I. God chooses to use the weak of this world to accomplish His will (vs 1-10) | II. God uses the weak of this world to display His power (vs 11-17) | III. God requires obedience to accomplish His will (vs 18-20) | IV. Obedience glorifies God (vs 29-31) | Application: What is God calling you to do?

Scripture References: Exodus 4:10-20, Exodus 4:27-31

 

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Proverbs 3:11-12
My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Weekly New City Catechism

Question 1: What is our only hope in life and death?

Answer*: That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Next Sunday's Sermon Text

Exodus 5:1-6:1 (ESV)

Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’” But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.” Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.” But the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people away from their work? Get back to your burdens.” And Pharaoh said, “Behold, the people of the land are now many, and you make them rest from their burdens!” The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their foremen, “You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as in the past; let them go and gather straw for themselves. But the number of bricks that they made in the past you shall impose on them, you shall by no means reduce it, for they are idle. Therefore they cry, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifice to our God.’ Let heavier work be laid on the men that they may labor at it and pay no regard to lying words.”

So the taskmasters and the foremen of the people went out and said to the people, “Thus says Pharaoh, ‘I will not give you straw. Go and get your straw yourselves wherever you can find it, but your work will not be reduced in the least.’” So the people were scattered throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble for straw. The taskmasters were urgent, saying, “Complete your work, your daily task each day, as when there was straw.” And the foremen of the people of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, “Why have you not done all your task of making bricks today and yesterday, as in the past?”

Then the foremen of the people of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, “Why do you treat your servants like this? No straw is given to your servants, yet they say to us, ‘Make bricks!’ And behold, your servants are beaten; but the fault is in your own people.” But he said, “You are idle, you are idle; that is why you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord.’ Go now and work. No straw will be given you, but you must still deliver the same number of bricks.” The foremen of the people of Israel saw that they were in trouble when they said, “You shall by no means reduce your number of bricks, your daily task each day.” They met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting for them, as they came out from Pharaoh; and they said to them, “The Lord look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”

Then Moses turned to the Lord and said, “O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people, and you have not delivered your people at all.”

But the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”

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.

40 Days

Missions Moment: ACPI

Recent Prayer Requests for Africa Church Planting Initiative (ACPI):

  • Wisdom and strength for ACPI leadership and church planters
  • More doors to be open to preaching the gospel in the villagers
  • God to bring men who can be raised as elders & deacon in the churches

Community Events and Needs

Arabian Night

Arabian Night with Hayat Jadida

Friday, March 15th | 6PM @ Crossroads Wauseon

New Life is an Arabic/English-speaking church plant through our denomination, the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches reaching Arab immigrants in Toledo for the gospel. KCC supports this church plant through our giving to our FEC church planting cooperative.

On Friday, March 15 at 6 pm, they’re doing an authentic hand-made Arab meal to hear stories about the ministries at Crossroads Church in Wauseon. They are hoping to gain ministry partners through this event. If you’d like to come, please email KCC and let us know ASAP so we can reserve a table.

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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