One of the takeaways from last Sunday’s sermon is that we are weaker than we want to admit. An inaccurate understanding of the human tendency to give into sin is what ultimately led to both Judas and Peter turning their backs on Jesus. But there is a danger to avoid. If we only concentrate on our sinfulness, we will miss out of Jesus. He is stronger than we realize. Ultimately, Peter repented and came back to the Lord while Judas let his guilt consume him. Be encouraged that our sins are great but Jesus is greater. So be aware of your sin, but don’t let it overshadow what Jesus has already done for you on the cross.
Good Friday Communion
April 15th @ 2nd Baptist, 7pm
Resurrection Sunday Celebration
APril 17th @ Defiance YMCA, 10am
Every year we remember our Lord’s sacrifice on the cross for our sins that Good Friday over 2,000 years ago. We gather in this solemn service to hear and sing about the story and suffering of the cross and then partake in the Lord’s Supper together. This year we will be gathering with our 2nd Baptist brothers and sisters in Christ for Good Friday Communion. Join us 7PM on Friday, April 15th at 2nd Baptist (1945 E 2nd St, Defiance, OH). Childcare for 3 and under will be provided.
Jesus not only died on the cross for our sins, but he demonstrated his power over death by being raised from the dead. So join us Sunday, April 17th, 10am at the Defiance YMCA to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection! In addition to our worship gathering, we will also be having a potluck breakfast beforehand at 9AM. Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share. KCC will provide coffee, juice, and milk.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
5:45-7:30pm @ Cabin Fever Southside
Embrace Life is a ministry both to the community at large, and to KCC women that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Cabin Fever Southside from 5:45-7:30pm. Whether you’re married or single, whether you have a newborn or a 17-year old, the group is a welcome place for any mom. It is not a formal Bible study but very open to women who may not have had any experience with Christianity. Many of the moms who attend have never owned or read a Bible. Believers are welcome to attend as well, with nearly all moms bringing some kind of struggle with unplanned pregnancy, trauma, or difficult life circumstances to the discussion. The goal is not necessarily to study a book of scripture together but rather to create a place where women feel comfortable processing the ups and downs of motherhood. For more information, you can contact us or read our blog about it.
MUSINGS ON MISSIONS IN MALAWI
Sam recently traveled to Malawi, Africa along with some other FEC guys to connect with ministry partners from Pastoral Training Institute of Africa (PTIA) and African Church Planting Initiative (ACPI). He wrote a blog post chronicling his trip. Click on the button below to read it.
26th Annual City of Defiance
Clean Up Your Parks Day
It is that time of year again to get out and enjoy God’s creation while helping tend to it. To help serve our city, we encourage you to come out and help clean up Defiance city parks on Saturday, April 9th from 9:30-11:30am. Wear your boots & gloves, bring a friend to any of the parks in Defiance As an added incentive and thank you, lunch will be served at Diehl Park @ 11:30 am. And you’ll receive a FREE T-shirt (while supplies last)!
NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 14
QUESTION: Did God create us unable to keep his law?
ANSWER*: No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law.
*Children answer is the bold text
OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 37
WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE:
Thursdays @ 6:30pm
NEXT WEEK’S SERMON TEXT: Luke 24:1-12
BIBLICAL COUNSELING at KCC
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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.
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