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Samuel Andres - May 28, 2023

Terrible, Thanks for Asking

I. The Loneliness of Grief. Job 2:11-13 | II. The Laments of Grief. Job 3:1-10 | III. The Questions of Grief. Job 3:11-23 | IV. The Despair of Grief. Job 3:24-26

Scripture References: Job 2:11-13, Job 3:1-26


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Kid's Corner

study sheet and Outline | Job: Grappling with God through grief

Pastor Sam provided a handout at the beginning of the current sermon series that gives some key background information and a timeline for the book of Job. You can download it by clicking below.

Kid's Corner

TGC Articles

The Word That Grief Redefines by D. Ray Davis

Alone: One word; two very different meanings. A taunting play on a word.

Living with ‘When’ Between Groaning and Hope by Tim Shorey

Anyone living with chronic suffering will know something of this. Sighing sadness marks those who wake up each morning to the same sorrow, loss, betrayal, injustice, sickness, divorce, financial hardship, and addiction. It marks the consequence of bad choices to which they woke up yesterday.

A moment of pain is one thing. Pain with no end in sight is quite another. This is the sort of enduring pain from which the whys and how longs of the saints have long emerged.

KCC Church Family
Updates and Events

Kid's Corner


June 4th | 9AM – 9:45AM @ 2nd St

Come enjoy fellowship while having a light breakfast prior to our worship gathering every first Sunday of the month (except for July). Free will donations accepted though not required.

Kid's Corner

Table Talks

Sign-ups open through June 4th

Table Talks are a time to meet in smaller groups, enjoy a meal, fellowship, and deepen our relationships with one another by meeting once a month during June, July & August. As a participant in Table Talks, you will be assigned to a small group that will meet with the same host family all three months. We hope this will create opportunities for deeper friendships and build a stronger church family as a whole. While we can’t accommodate everyone’s schedule, we hope you will make Table Talks a priority and modify your own schedule in order to attend.

Kid's Corner


Sunday, June 11th | 12:00pm – 2:00pm @ Latty Grove Park

We are planning to have an all church picnic (weather permitting) June 11th following the worship gathering. We will be providing pulled pork sandwiches.

Please bring the following items according to your last name: A-I bring desserts, J-R bring sides (i.e. veggies, casseroles, etc.), S-Z bring salads. Some gluten free items would be greatly appreciated.

Discipleship Corner

New City Catechism: Question 21

Question: What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God?

Answer*One who is truly human and also truly God.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Weekly Fighter Verse: Proverbs 15:1

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Next Sunday’s Sermon Text: Job 4-27

How to give

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.

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.

Kid's Corner


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