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Portraits of Grace: Lisa (2 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Being a mom has given me so much joy that I didn’t expect. I’ve always been a little apprehensive around children. I’m totally comfortable being with and mentoring young women and teenage girls. People have told me, “You’d be such a great mom”- but I just didn’t have that connection with babies or small people. If someone has a new baby, usually I’ll look from a distance...

Conquering Prayerlessness by Dr. Andrew Murray

Each Friday, our staff and occasional visitors come together to pray in the morning. It is something that I have learned to really look forward to because it engages another person as we come before God in praise and petition together. I think that often our meditation on God and His word, we often come to God through the activities of prayer and not seeing the source of that activity or the goal of that activity. I lead a time with this devotion and I wanted to share it with you as your “Pray Where You Are this week.” Please take your time to read it and please prepare your hearts to use this...

Portraits of Grace: Lisa (1 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

A subject that can be hard for many families to talk about is infertility. It took 5 years for us to successfully conceive Avery. During that period of time I went through many emotional and spiritual lows until I finally trusted God’s plan and timing for us. Through the struggle of it, my faith grew and it has given me the ability to lift my eyes up to praise God even...

Blood Will Have Blood: Hard for Me to Say “I’m Sorry”

Dear King’s Cross Family and Friends,

As a budding 12 year old boy in Howard Beach, my sister used to buy 45’s; yes, we would play it with the adaptor (If you don’t know what a 45 is, here is a link to it). One of the 45’s that I remember the most was this song that still rings in my memory is Chicago’s “Hard For Me to Say I’m Sorry” (I am humming it now as I write this…sigh). The chorus was:

Hold me now

It’s hard for me to say I’m sorry

I just want you to stay

And after all that you’ve been through

I will make it up to you

I promise you, baby.

Hey, I didn’t say this was stuff of Shakespeare...

Portraits of Grace: Kristen (2 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Since I was young I loved being in the kitchen with my mom. I used to watch Martha Stewart. She’s probably the most influential person in my life. Just kidding! But seriously, I loved her growing up. I used to watch her show every morning. Baking and cooking has always been an outlet for me to de-stress. In college I used it as a distraction from studying. I love to cook...

Portraits of Grace: Kristen (1 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

After getting engaged I have experienced a tremendous amount of joy. I’ve been surrounded by a lot of friends and family and community, seen people come by our side, and even helping us with planning. I’ve been seeing people who care and are there for me. People at church have been keeping us accountable, and asking us about our relationship. Little things like that mean a...

“What a man is on his knees before God, that he is, and nothing more.”― Robert Murray McCheyne.

Dear King’s Cross Family and Friends,

Greetings, I hope this finds you well. November is upon us and we have only 57 days left in the year. Yes that is right, only 57 days until we can look back on 2015 as a marker of what is past and what is new is approaching. It is appropriate for us to take a moment to consider each year and all that you have learned and unlearned. If you are honest, it will be filled with a great deal of disappointments and regrets but there will be these moments of tremendous thanksgiving for how each of us has grown.

How does one grow? How does one know they are...

Why Do We Recite the Creed?

About a month ago, King's Cross introduced the Apostle's Creed to our regular Sunday Worship liturgy.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the...

Prayer Beyond Petition Towards a Person

Dear King's Cross Friends,

This Sunday we kicked off our new sermon series called “Considering Prayer: A Pilgrimage Through Psalms, Epistles and Gospels.” It was something that was stirred as we approached our third year anniversary as a church congregation that we as a community have so much to give thanks for. For the way God has grown the church, the depth of community that is centered on conversations on the gospel and also a deep conviction that our faith is to be engaged with a larger Flushing community. Over the last three years, we have seen our Flushing neighbors from different walks...

Portraits of Grace: Amy (2 of 2)

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I was catching up with my friend one day and suddenly came to a point where I said, “It’s difficult going to therapy and facing all these things, but I am proud and happy to be a woman of God.” That was probably the first time saying that specific thought out loud. I started to laugh uncontrollably. It’s similar to when you’re first dating someone and you say, “Yeah, we’re...