May Sermon Series, Evangelism Equipping Workshop, DG Signups, Covenant Members’ Meeting 

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 - May 5, 2024

We Are New People

Outline: I. Daily Set Your Mind on Christ and Who We Are in Christ | II. Daily Put on the New Self and Kill the Old Self

Scripture References: Colossians 3:1-17

 

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Weekly Fighter Verse

Psalm 139:1-3
O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.

Weekly New City Catechism

Question 12: What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?

Answer*: Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Next Sunday's Sermon Text

Philippians 3:1-14 (ESV)

Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.

Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

KCC Church Family
Updates and Events

Kid's Corner

EVANGELISM Equipping WORKSHOP WITH BRIAN MCKANNA

May 8th | 6:30pm @ The Fellowship Hall

One of our core identities is that we are witnesses, so we labor to declare Christ’s cross. It’s important to be prepared to give an answer for the hope we have in Jesus with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15), so we encourage you to come to this workshop led by Brian McKanna.

Kid's Corner

DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS SUMMER LAUNCH

Sign-ups open till May 12th

One of KCC’s core identities is that we are disciples. Jesus calls us to take up our cross, so we learn from Scripture to follow Christ as our King. The purpose of Discipleship Groups (DGs) is to equip everyone in our church to help others follow Jesus. DGs are groups of 2-5 people of the same gender who meet regularly to read Scripture or gospel-saturated books, pray, and share in the joys and struggles of life. Click button below to view available groups and signup.

Kid's Corner

COVENANT MEMBERS’ MEETING

Sunday, May 19th | Following the Worship Gathering

KCC Covenant Members will meet immediately following the worship gathering. Childcare and light snacks will be provided. If you’re not a member but are interested in learning more about covenant membership in the local church, click on the button below.

Community Events and Needs

LIFEWISE ACADEMY’S BBQ CHICKEN DINNER

May 19th | 4-6pm | Drive-through Only

LifeWise Academy will soon be holding their annual BBQ Chicken Dinner, serving Brookview chicken, a side of vegetables, potatoes, a dinner roll, and dessert. Tickets are $10 each. Contact Jean M. or hello@kingscrossdefiance.com to buy tickets.

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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Kid's Corner

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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.