Matthew Parks - October 30, 2022

Wisdom Revealed and Received

1 Corinthians 2:6-16 | Prayer of Illumination from George Herbert: O, make your Word a swift Word, passing from the ear to the heart, from the heart to the life and conversation; that, as the rain returns not empty, so neither may your Word, but accomplish that for which it is given. Amen. | We don’t come by God’s wisdom naturally but spiritually. | I. Wisdom Revealed (1 Cor. 2:6-11) | II. Wisdom Received (1 Cor. 2:12-16) | APPLICATION: 1. If you have God's Spirit, you can know God through His Word. | 2. Since the Spirit helps us comprehend God's Word, pray before reading it. | 3. Read and study the Bible, not merely books about the Bible. | 4. Proclaim the gospel and let the Spirit apply the gospel.


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KCC testimonies & Baptisms

Last Sunday, we baptized four individuals who are a part of our church fellowship. What an encouragement it was to hear how the Lord has awakened their hearts to His gospel! If you missed out on hearing their testimonies or seeing them get baptized, then we encourage you to take a few minutes to watch this video.

KCC church events

Kid's Corner

November 6th & 20th @ 2nd St. Building | 1:30-3:30PM

We believe that the church is the family of God on the mission of God. We love one another as brothers and sisters. Yet we are also missionaries who are teaming up to advance God’s kingdom. We believe this is best lived out in the context of covenant membership in a local church.

In November, we will be hosting a Membership Matters class for two Sunday afternoons, November 6th & 20th, from 1:30-3:30pm at the 2nd Street building (1945 E. 2nd St.). This is a time for people to explore what we believe and why we believe it. You will be on your own for lunch, but we will have light snacks for the meeting. Childcare can be arranged if needed. Just let us know at least a week beforehand. If you can only make one session, you can still pursue membership. You can makeup the session by listening to the Membership Matters podcast and then we will follow up with you. Please let us know if you are planning to attend by clicking on the corresponding button below.

Kid's Corner

November 8th and 22nd @ 2nd St. Building | 6:30PM-8:30PM

Bible quiz is a fun way for youth ages 12-20 to learn the Bible and hang out with others seeking to do the same. We are studying Exodus this year. For more info please contact Seth at 419-551-6399.

Kid's Corner

November 13th @ the YMCA

We are planning to have a covenant members’ meeting immediately after the worship gathering at the YMCA on November 13th. We will meet in the cycling room. Childcare and light snacks provided. Please prioritize this meeting as we will be voting to approve the 2023 Money MAP (aka budget) and future building renovations of the 2nd St. and Florence Ave. buildings.

Kid's Corner

Wednesdays @ 2nd St. Building | 6PM

Join us for our Fall 2022 Equipping Classes for all ages which is held at our 2nd Street and Florence Ave. buildings (1945 E. 2nd St.) every Wednesday evening through November 16th. Food and fellowship at 6pm, classes at 6:50pm.

Community Events

YMCA Tree Fest 2022

November 16th,
6:30-8:30PM @ Defiance Eagles Aerie #372

Kid’s Corner


QUESTION: What is baptism?

ANSWER*Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it signifies and seals our adoption into Christ, our cleansing from sin, and our commitment to belong to the Lord and to his church.

*Children’s answer is the bold text


WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE: 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERMON TEXT: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9


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.


For praying for the McMaster family, and specifically David Morton (Roxy’s son, Kelly’s brother). He was recently transferred to a short term intensive rehabilitation hospital in Toledo. The results have been very positive so far (praise the Lord!), but there is still a long road to recovery. Keep praying for a full recovery, and, more specifically, that the next TBI hospital placement would happen quickly that it would be close enough for the needed family involvement. Additionally, pray for the many of the associated logistics (i.e. health insurance, long term care, and financial issues) that the McMaster family is spear heading. Pray that these issues would resolve in a timely fashion and that the McMaster family would have the strength, wisdom and endurance needed. 


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.


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. Text (888) 554-8664 to receive a link for you to give.
  3. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church, to the King’s Cross Church, 521 W. 2nd St., Defiance, OH 43512.
  4. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the YMCA.


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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You can stay connected with all that is going on in the life of King’s Cross by signing up to receive KCC text alerts or the KCC LOOP email:
  1. KCC Info – Text “@kccin” to the number 81010 to receive KCC text alerts and updates
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