The King's Cross Church Podcast features sermons from King's Cross Church located in Defiance, Ohio.
Generous Hearts - Generous Joy
Matthew 6:19–21 | I. Generosity is trusting Jesus’ financial advice. Matthew 6:19 | II. Generosity is investment in an eternal future. Matthew 6:20 | III. Generosity forms our hearts for heaven. Matthew 6:21 | “Jesus declares that our heart always follows our treasure, whether down to earth or up to heaven.” - John Stott
Spiritual Imitation - Called Together
I. Learning from Leaders as Sufferers, 1 Cor 4:8-13 | II. Learning from Leaders as Fathers, 1 Cor 4:8:14-21
Looking Forward to Christ's Evaluation - Called Together
1 Corinthians 3:18–4:7 | When we step back to evaluate how we evaluate ourselves, we can see that it's Christ's evaluation that matters most. | I. A self-deceived worldly evaluation,
1 Cor. 3:18-23 | II. A self-forgetting eschatological evaluation, 1 Cor 4:1-5 | III. A self-aware grateful evaluation, 1 Cor 4:6-7
Taking Care to Build it Right - Called Together
1 Corinthians 3:9–17 | I. Take care to build right 1Cor 3:9-10 | II. Take care to build on the right foundation. 1 Cor 3:11 | III. Take care to build with the right materials. 1 Cor 3:12-15 | IV. Take care to build toward the right end, 1 Cor 3:16-17 | “Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever. Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions.” -John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad
God Gives the Growth - Called Together
1 Corinthians 3:1–9 | I. Grow up! A spirit of competition is unspiritual. 1 Cor 3:1-4 | II. Grow up! Ministers are ministers and God is the Grower. 1 Cor 3:5-9
Wisdom Revealed and Received - Called Together
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.