The past few weeks we have been exploring different aspects of Jesus’ lordship and authority over life. In last week’s sermon, we saw how Jesus responded to the political questions of the chief priests and scribes as well as the theological speculation of the Sadducees. Jesus is the master at answering questions of skeptical people in a way that reveals what’s in their hearts. What comes out of our mouths comes from our hearts. There is a way to ask questions about faith without questioning the faith. The difference is our attitude for asking questions. Jesus offers answers to people who truly seek him, but he will have another response for those who are just trying to trap him. Which type of questions do you ask him?

Regarding HIM WOmen’s Conference
Saturday, March 19th

Kid's Corner

Ladies, check out a one-day conference at Christ the Word in Sylvania, OH on Saturday, March 19th. This year they are focusing on standing firm in our faith in the many stressful circumstances of life. Sign-up below. The cost is $25 until March 1st, $30 after, and includes lunch. If money is a hindrance, please contact Chelsea Andres for help. Let Jayne Andres know if you want to go so, she can arrange carpooling.

Man Camp
March 25th-27th

Kid's Corner

Every year, Miracle Camp hosts a get-a-way weekend for men to enjoy fellowship with other brothers. There will be teaching in God’s Word, times of reflection and many fun activities such as zip lining, a basketball tournament, frisbee golf and more! This is a great time to invite friends to a fun packed weekend. The cost is $158. For more information or to register, click the corresponding button below. If you have any questions, or if finances are holding you back from attending, please contact us.

Covenant Members’ Meeting
Sunday, March 27th

Kid's Corner

The members of Kings Cross Church will be meeting on February 6th after the worship gathering to introduce new members and discuss other happenings in the church. We will be meeting in the multipurpose room as we did last time. A zoom option will be available (we will text it out beforehand). We will also have childcare and light snacks.

Membership Matters
Sundays, April 3rd & 10th
1:30-3:30pm @ the Commons

Kid's Corner

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. Becoming a covenant member means locking arms with others who have the same desire to know Jesus and make Him known in the world. 

We are planning to host a Membership Matters class for all who are interested in learning more about covenant membership at KCC. We will meet on two consecutive Sunday afternoons, April 3rd and 10th, from 1:30-3:30pm at the Commons (521 W. 2nd St.). This is a time for people to explore what we believe and why we believe it. If you’re concerned about childcare, please let us know. We have people who would be willing to babysit for those who need it. If you can only make one session, you can still pursue membership. We can makeup the session by listening to the Membership Matters podcast. You can listen to these and then we will follow up with you. For more information about our covenant membership process or to sign up, click on the corresponding button below. If you would also like childcare, also let us know that.

Fall Marriage Retreat
September 9th-11th

Crossroads Wauseon is excited to offer a weekend away for couples seeking to strengthen their marriage and build lasting memories together! This year’s retreat will be held at the Sauder Heritage Inn (22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH) the weekend of September 9-11, 2022. The total cost for the weekend is $375 per couple and includes two continental breakfasts, Saturday evening dinner at The Barn Restaurant, access to Sauder Village, lodging, and all snacks materials. The weekend will include relevant teaching that will strengthen and encourage your marriage along with significant amounts of free time to explore Sauder Village, reconnect as a couple and enjoy the amenities at the Inn. If you are interested in attending, please register online by clicking the button below. A minimum payment of $100 will be due to reserve your spot, with the full balance due NO LATER THAN Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Wellspring Fayette Update

After much prayer and discussion, the leaders of Wellspring Fayette have decided to discontinue the Sunday night worship gathering. But they will continue to host a small group gathering for Bible study and prayer twice a month. This decision was made over the course of many months and a lot of input from trusted mentors. Ministry Facilitator, Peter Rupp, concluded, “Perhaps one thing you can take away from this is that sometimes it is ok for things to end. Starting new things is exciting and exhilarating, but ending them can cause confusion and doubt unless we are at peace with the sovereignty, goodness, and love of God in all things.” Please continue praying for the connections in Fayette and that the Lord will continue to build His church there.

Kid’s Corner

NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 11

QUESTION: What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?

ANSWER*: Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even our enemies with love. Seventh, that we abstain from sexual immorality and live purely and faithfully, whether in marriage or in single life, avoiding all impure actions, looks, words, thoughts, or desires, and whatever might lead to them. Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else, nor withhold any good from someone we might benefit.

*Children answer is the bold text

OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 34

WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE:

Psalm 103:20-22 – “Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will! Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP (Bible Quiz):

Tuesdays – 6:30pm @ Nofziger’s Home
Thursdays – 6:30pm @ the Commons

NEXT WEEK’S SERMON TEXT: Luke 21:5-38

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
  2. KCC LOOP – Click HERE to sign up for our weekly email