Max Begley - February 26, 2023

The Good Gift of Sex in Marriage

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-5

 

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Sermon Resources on sex

In the series on 1 Corinthians, we can only say so much on Sunday mornings. We’re only scratching the surface on potential issues people might be facing when it comes to sex. Though sex and sexuality is a good gift from God, we live in a sinful world that leaves many feeling brokenness and abused. If you want to explore more specific topics, such as help for sexual abuse, talking to children about sex, or how to battle against pornography, click on the button below to access free articles and audio recordings. We also believe that sexual sin comes with a lot of pain and shame, and we have people who care and are willing to help. If you would like to talk with a trained biblical counselor or join a Discipleship Group, also click on the button below.

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

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

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MAN CAMP

March 31st – April 2nd

Join some of the KCC guys going to Man Camp (3) at Miracle Camp! Registration required and space is limited. “Throwing hatchets, trap shooting, and eating incredible food are just a few of our favorite things here at Man Camp. Most importantly, though, we want to see guys grow in their faith alongside hundreds of other men, be challenged in their walk with Christ by our chapel speaker, and be able to worship alongside other believers. Join us for the manliest weekend of the year!”
Speaker: Nate Hamblin
Band: Aaron Scantlen

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CROSSROADS FALL MARRIAGE RETREAT

September 8th-10th, 2023

From Crossroads’ website:
“We’re excited to offer a weekend away for couples seeking to strengthen their marriage and build lasting memories together! This year’s retreat will be held at the Sauder Heritage Inn (22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH) the weekend of September 8-10, 2023. The topic will be: “How to Guard, Ground, Grow, and Guarantee Your Marriage.” The total cost for the weekend is $400 per couple and includes two continental breakfasts, Saturday evening dinner at The Barn Restaurant, access to Sauder Village, lodging, snacks, materials, and a special gift for each couple. The weekend will include relevant teaching that will strengthen and encourage your marriage along with significant amounts of free time to explore Sauder Village and the greater NW Ohio area, reconnect as a couple and enjoy the amenities at the Inn and in the local area.”

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.

Community Events and Needs

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LIFEWISE ACADEMY

Volunteers Needed

Due to some changes in schedules Lifewise could use a permanent volunteer placement for…
Tues:1st block 9:50-11:30
Wed: 3rd block 1:25-3:20
Fri: 1st block 9:50-11:30
If you know of someone that might be interested in volunteering please let them know.

Upcoming needs:
Wednesday, March 8th 1:25-3:20
Thursday, March 9th 9:50-11:20

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New City Catechism: Question 9

Question: What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?

Answer*First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Psalm 37:23-24

The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
when he delights in his way;
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,
for the Lord upholds his hand.

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 7:6-9;32-35

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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 :
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  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.

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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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