The KCC Loop is a weekly newsletter from King’s Cross Church featuring recent sermons, church family updates, community events, resources, and more.

Samuel Andres - April 9, 2023

The Certainty of Jesus' Resurrection (Easter 2023)

1 Corinthians 15:1–11 | I. How to Have Certainty in Jesus’ resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:4-9 | 1. Jesus was buried, and the tomb was empty. | 2. The Old Testament Scriptures hint at the resurrection. | 3. There were hundreds of eyewitnesses who saw Jesus alive after death. | II. How to Get Hope from Jesus’ resurrection. | 1. Your greatest problem can be solved. 1 Cor 15:1-3 | 2. Your greatest enemy can be defeated. 1 Cor 15:6; 26, 54-57 | 3. God’s greatest gift can be yours. 1 Cor 15:9-10

 

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Sermon Resources on Resurrection Facts

“Jesus’ resurrection to bodily life after death by crucifixion is foundational to orthodox Christianity. The disciples had encounters with Jesus after his crucifixion which caused them to believe he had been bodily resurrected to life again. Psychiatric hypotheses have been proposed as naturalistic explanations for his disciples’ beliefs, which include hallucinations, conversion disorder, and bereavement experiences. Since they propose hallucinatory symptoms that suggest the presence of underlying medical pathology, clinical appraisal of these hypotheses for the disciples’ encounters with the resurrected Jesus is warranted. Psychiatric hypotheses for the disciples’ belief in Jesus’ resurrection are found to be inconsistent with current medical understanding and do not offer plausible explanations for the biblical story of Easter.” – The Resurrection of Jesus: A Clinical Review of Psychiatric Hypotheses for the Biblical Story of Easter by Joseph W. Bergeron and Gary R. Habermas

BOOK FROM GOOD FRIDAY READINGS

Behold the King of Glory by Russ Ramsey

We had several people asking for reminders of what book the readings in our 2023 Good Friday service were from. Sadly, it looks like it is out of print currently and available copies are pricey. However, there are some digital copies available in eBook format.

KCC Building Project

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KCC BUILDING RENOVATION UPDATES

2nd St. and Florence Ave. Locations

As we continue to work on the building renovations, we’ll try to keep you updated through the LOOP. We try to post pictures or other updates as needed so that we can all see the progress as well as the work that still needs to be completed.

Jake B. made us some nice tables for the 2nd St. lobby; we really appreciate the craftsmenship he put into these. Florence Ave. floors are stripped down and soon will be repaired and sealed.

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BUILDING WORK DAYS @ FLORENCE AVE.

Tues. April 18th | 5:30pm-8:00pm

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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CPC women’s health resource

37th Annual Spring Benefit and Silent Auction
Tues. April 18th | 5:30pm

“You are invited to attend CPC’s 37th Annual Spring Benefit! Bring friends and family along for an evening of supporting CPC’s ministry. Receive updates from our clinics, hear a presentation by Seth Drayer, and learn how you can get involved. This is a free event, and we ask that you register below or by calling 419-636-5692, so we know you’ll be joining us.”

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Discipleship Corner

New City Catechism: Question 15

Question: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

Answer*That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Psalm 96:9-10

Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.”

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-34

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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KCC CHURCH CENTER APP

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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.