Samuel Andres - February 19, 2023

How to Flee from Sexual Immorality

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 | Main idea: Flee from sexual temptation, don’t flirt with it. Run after glorying God with your body, and run away from dishonoring Him. | Outline: I. The Need to Flee from Sexual Immorality - 1. Sexual immorality will become your master. - 2. Sexual immorality is giving part of yourself away. - 3. Sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. | II. How to Flee from Sexual Immorality - 1. Be convinced about the seriousness of sexual sin. - 2. Be convinced that your new self is your true self. - 3. Be committed to saying “Yes” to the Spirit and “No” to the flesh. - 4. Be committed to brutally honest community.

 

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40 Days of Prayer Challenge

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – Saturday, April 8, 2023

40 Days of Prayer Challenge has three main elements.

  1. Increased commitment to prayer.
  2. Periodically fasting from food and abstaining from distractions.
  3. Connecting 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 remembering 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 our 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.

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SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM PRAYER EVENT

February 26th | 7:00pm @ 2nd Street Building

Prayer is a vital part of the Christian life, but it is also a vital part of life together. With significant decisions that are being made regarding our buildings and ministry direction, we are holding a corporate prayer meeting to bring these matters before the Lord together.

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

March 5th & 12th | 12:00-2:00PM

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.

A small lunch will be provided so please RSVP if you are planning to attend.

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.

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The Gospel Coalition Article

“Transformation of a Transgender Teen” by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra 

Similar to the TGC post shared last week, the KCC pastors commend this article to you given the recent topics our sermon series has been covering.

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SUMMER IN THE USA

KCC is Partnering with Crossroads Napoleon to Help Host Students from Basque Country

We are looking for KCC families willing and able to host teen students from Basque Country as they are here as a part of the Summer In The USA program.

Caleb G. is working with Crossroads Napoleon to help recruit and equip hosts. If you have questions or would like to volunteer to house some of the visiting students, please reach out to him at
(419) 551-7148.

KCC Building Project

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BUILDING WORK DAYs @ FLORENCE AVE.

Sat. March 4 | 9am-12pm


Sat. March 18 | 9am-12pm


Sun. March 19 | 12pm-4pm (Pizza provided)


Thurs. March 23 | 6pm-8pm


Sat. March 25 | 9am-12pm


Sat. April 8 | 9am-12pm

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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New City Catechism: Question 8

Question: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?

Answer*You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below—you shall not bow down to them or worship them. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Psalm 37:5-6

Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday.

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-5

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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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.