In Ephesians 5:18, the Apostle Paul commands, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.” Sam pointed out in last Sunday’s sermon on this passage that this is a passive imperative; it is imperative because it is commanded and not merely a suggestion and it is a passive command because it is an action that must done to us. We do not fill ourselves up but are filled up by the Spirit. To do this, we must be open to his leading and even pursue being filled by him. Paul points out what this looks like in Ephesians 5:19-21, “19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” This is what a Spirit-filled church looks like. We all need to be filled with the Spirit. Let’s not neglect our meeting together.

New Song: God The Spirit

Since we are currently in a sermon series on the Holy Spirit, we wanted to introduce a song about the Holy Spirit. One will find numerous hymns and worship songs on Jesus, the cross, and even the church, but there are very few on the person of the Holy Spirit in comparison. We will be introducing “God the Spirit” written by Samuel J. Stone and put to music by Matt Boswell. Listen to this song on repeat to learn the precious truths of the Holy Spirit’s work in inspiration, rebirth, and guidance.

Holy fount of inspiration, by whose gift the great of old
Spoke the word of revelation, marvelous and manifold

God the Spirit we adore Thee, in the Triune Godhead One
One in love and power and glory, with the Father and the Son

Author of the new creation, giver of the second birth
May thy ceaseless renovation, cleanse our souls from stains of earth

When we wander Lord direct us, keep us in the Master’s way
Let thy strong swift sword protect us, warring in the evil day

Shall the church now faint or fear when the Comforter is near
Shall the church now faint or fear when the Comforter is near

cpc spring volunteer training seminar
April 29th-30th & May 3rd-4th

CPC Spring Volunteer Training Seminar is scheduled for April 29, 30, May 3 and 4 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at the Bryan CPC. Especially needed are client advocates, nurses, and receptionists in all 4 locations (Bryan, Defiance, Napoleon and Wauseon.) Cost is free. Please call 419-636-5692 for more information or to register or email:

Guys’ Camping & Canoeing Weekend
May 7th-8th

All guys are invited to spend some time camping, canoeing, playing, and just enjoying the company of one another in the great outdoors at Matt Woodcox’s place near Antwerp, OH. We encourage you to bring sons and dads or grandfathers. Come just for Friday evening or Saturday canoeing or both. Bring outdoor camping, fishing, and/or canoeing gear. Stay informed by texting @kccguys to 81010. We will be sending out updates on food and other logistics. Or fill out this contact form.  

2021 Defiance Community day of Prayer

You are invited to join the annual Defiance Day of Prayer Thursday, May 6th, virtually, via Zoom. This is a free event. The program will begin at noon and end at 12:30 PM. The keynote speaker this year will be our very own Phil Nofziger, Defiance Area Director and the NW Ohio Field Representative for LifeWise Academy. This year’s theme is centered around Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come and not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these,” and will feature prayers led by local community members. So if you are able, tune in to support Phil.

King’s Cross Church in Lyons, KS Update

Here is a short, video update from Caleb Barrows and King’s Cross Church in Lyons, KS. Click on the graphic above to watch.


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 recently re-launched Sunday Prayer Teams. These are KCC people who are ready and eager to pray for people as a part of the KCC worship gathering. 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. But 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.


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 Dam.


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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