Sermon Resource on Prophecy, Baptism Class, Protect Life Event, and Renovation Update

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 - October 8, 2023

On Prophecy

Outline: I. What is prophecy in the New Testament and today? | II. What is the purpose of prophecy?

Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 14:1-12


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Can Christians Still Prophesy Today?

Prophecy. What is it? Can Christians still prophesy today? If so, what does that look like?

Historically, this is a controversial topic in the church. You may ask, “What sane pastor would introduce yet another controversial topic in the midst of so much controversy already around masks and politics?” Clearly, I am asking myself the same question. This is a topic our church elders have hashed out together and not come to full agreement on regarding the minor details. Yet, we love and respect one another and have unity in the central truths of the gospel.

Weekly Fighter Verse

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Weekly New City Catechism

Question 37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Answer*: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and he enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

Next Sunday's Sermon Text

1 Corinthians 14:13-25 (ESV)

Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also. Otherwise, if you give thanks with your spirit, how can anyone in the position of an outsider say “Amen” to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are saying? For you may be giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being built up. I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature. In the Law it is written, “By people of strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak to this people, and even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord.” Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers. If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds? But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you.

KCC Church Family
Updates and Events

Kid's Corner

Baptism Class

Sunday, October 15th | Following the Worship Gathering

We encourage anyone who has committed to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior to be baptized as a first step of lifelong obedience. If you’re interested in believer’s baptism, join us right after the worship gathering on Oct 15th. No lunch or childcare will be provided, so we plan for it to be brief.

Kid's Corner

The Injustice of Abortion

Sunday, October 15th | 6:00pm @ 2nd St Building

In our Nov 7 elections Ohioans will have a say in whether to allow abortions for up to 9 months. Join us on Sunday, Oct 15 at 6:00pm to be better informed about why we believe that abortion is a grave moral injustice, be equipped to persuade our neighbors to value human life in the womb, and most importantly, to pray. We will be watching a powerful documentary and praying. Invite your neighbors. Childcare provided for 2nd grade and under.

KCC Building Project

Kid's Corner


2nd St. and Florence Ave. Locations

As we continue to work on the building renovations, we’ll try to keep you updated through the KCC 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.

Education Wing
This portion of the project is essentially complete except for a few small details that are being wrapped up. The nursery and King’s Kids began using the finished classes this past Sunday!

Florence Office
The windows are in and progress is continuing well in other areas too.

Community Events and Needs

Kid's Corner

Ravens Care

Check Out Their New Website

Ravens Care is a cooperative care ministry of the Defiance County churches, serving to assist people in emergency need situations in the county.

In 1993, three area pastors realized a need in the community to fill gaps of emergency assistance in which families in crisis were faced. Government programs were focused on general assistance and unable to see clients for everyday needs. The pastors gathered several other churches in the community and devised guidelines and regulations to assist these individuals and families.

KCC Loop Newsletter Prayer

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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How to give

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  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.
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