One of the last commands gave to his people before he ascended into heaven was to go and make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). In last Sunday’s sermon, Sam unpacked the implications of being a disciple of Jesus, and it’s pretty intense. Jesus said that he must be supreme among all relationships and pursuits in order to follow him. Jesus expects his followers not only to be a disciple but also to make disciples. That involves going and doing likewise. In a few weeks, we will be launching Discipleship Groups (more on this below). Consider taking an active role in following Jesus joining (or leading) a DG.
21 Days of Prayer & Fasting
We have started our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting! We have put together a prayer prompt guide that has a suggested prayer focus and Scripture passage to pray for each day of the 21 days. We encourage everyone to fast from something and devote that time to prayer. Our hope in that these prompts will serve to launch you into prayer. We will also be sending out daily text reminders each day. And don’t forget about the Wednesday Prayer meetings at noon. You can join in person at the Commons or via Zoom.
This time of prayer and fasting culminates in gathering together with other Defiance area churches on Sunday, January 30th, 6pm @ First Church of God for a concert of prayer. Come join hands with other area churches as we worship and pray together.
Third John 1:4 says, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” Indeed, it is a great joy when people come to know Jesus as the way, truth, and life and commit to walk in obedience to Him. To that end, we are planning to baptize a few people on Sunday, January 30th. Come and hear about how the Lord is changing lives of people in NW Ohio!
SPRING DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
We want to strengthen our emphasis on Discipleship Groups (DGs) this spring by providing more structure. DGs are 2–4 people of the same gender who meet regularly to discover Christ or grow in Christ. From February 6th–20th, you can sign–up to join a DG. Most DGs meet bi–monthly and at various times of the day so everyone will be encouraged to join a DG that best fits their schedule. Space in each DG is limited and given on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, click on the button below and fill out the form.
CPC: Women’s Health Resource
The CPC Women’s Health Resource is a Christian social service agency that exists to share the Gospel of Christ, provide free assistance for unplanned pregnancies, help to heal and restore those experiencing post abortion trauma, test for sexually transmitted diseases, and advocate sexual abstinence until marriage through education.
NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 4
QUESTION: How and why did God create us?
ANSWER: God created us male and femalein his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.
OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 27
WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE:
Romans 15:1-2 – “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP (Bible Quiz):
Tuesdays – 6:30pm @ Nofziger’s Home
Thursdays – 6:30pm @ the Commons
NEXT WEEK’S SERMON TEXT: Luke 16:1-17
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 counselor is 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.
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.
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