Samuel Andres - March 5, 2023

The Good Gift of Celibacy in Singleness

1 Corinthians 7:8–9‌‌ | I. Celibacy in singleness is a good gift from the Lord. 1 Cor 7:7-8 | II. Sex in marriage is a good gift from the Lord. 1 Cor 7:9, 1-5 | III. Paul’s points in favor of singleness: | 1. Single people have fewer worldly troubles. 1 Cor 7:25-28 | 2. Your fundamental identity is in heaven, and in this passing world we are guests. 1 Cor 7:29-31 | 3. Single people have more freedom for undivided devotion to the Lord. 1 Cor 7:32-35

 

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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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Updates and Events

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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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Quiz Team House Need

March 24th-26th

NW Ohio Bible Quiz Invitational will be held this year in Northwest Ohio on Friday – Sunday, March 24-26. They are looking for homes in which to house teams and staff near Archbold, Ohio. The only meals that you need to provide are breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The teams and coaches expect to sleep on the floor, and bring their own sleeping bags. You will need to provide transportation to your home on Friday evening, to Archbold High School on Saturday morning, back to your home on Saturday evening, and to the school on Sunday morning.

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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.

Sun. March 19 | 12pm-4pm (Pizza provided)
Tues. March 21 | 5:30pm-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.

Discipleship Corner

New City Catechism: Question 10

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

Answer*Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private worship of God, rest from routine employment, serve the Lord and others, and so anticipate the eternal Sabbath. Fifth, that we love and honor our father and our mother, submitting to their godly discipline and direction.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 7:10-16

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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