Hypocrisy is a dangerous trap. This was the topic from last Sunday’s sermon. Jesus had many things to say about the hollow devotion of the Pharisees, namely that they were hypocrites. Their devotion was surface level and not aimed at the heart. And just in case we think we are so high and mighty, we can also easily fall into the pit of hypocrisy. We are in danger of playing the religious part and not tending to our hearts. The gospel levels the field by putting all people on the same level as sinners in need of saving. Only when we have an accurate view of our lives and to what great lengths God has gone to save us will we be able to avoid hypocrisy. Thanks be to God that He does not give us what we deserve because of our sin but gives us life through His Son, Jesus.

Malawi Bible Collection TOTAl

Thank you all for giving well beyond our goal. Altogether we raised $3,625! That’s enough money to purchase 483 Bibles to bless believers in Malawi.

Sermon Resource

One practical way to combat against hypocrisy is to get into a rhythm of confessing sin to one another. Confessing sin is awkward, but it is vital to remain humble before the Lord and others. And it helps us remain vulnerable by not letting a self-righteous attitude take root in us. This 9Marks article will help you get started in establishing a regular, healthy practice of confessing sin.

Family Discipleship Resources

Kid's Corner

We believe that teaching children on Sundays plants seeds in their hearts, but we also believe that real growth comes through intentional watering from parents and guardians. Parents are the primary spiritual leaders in the home so we not only invest in children on Sundays but seek to equip parents to spiritually nurture their children at home.

There are numerous resources to help parents disciple their children at home. We encourage using the New City Catechism to teach children the essential truths of the Christian faith. For memorizing Scripture, Fighter Verses is a great resource that chooses specific verses to help Christians fight the good fight of faith. It is mainly for adults, but there is a kid’s edition of it as well. For parents of children in King’s Kids, there is a family devotional called “Old Story New” that coincides with the weekly King’s Kids lessons.

These are just a few resources to get you started. A family worship time doesn’t have to be long and drawn out. Start small by intentionally carving out 10 minutes a few times a week. At meal times or right before bed are good options. More importantly, have a plan. Read the Scriptures, sing songs together, and pray. Remember, parents, you are disiple-makers, and your children are your closest disciples.

KCC T-SHIRTS

Almost a year ago, we decided to make a new KCC t-shirt. Well, after some complications, we finally got one made. Now it’s available. If you originally signed up for a t-shirt, we have them reserved for you. But we also have extras. So if you would like a KCC t-shirt, we have them available for $10 @ the YMCA.

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.

GIVING

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.

COMPASSION FUND

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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STAY CONNECTED

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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