One of the points from the sermon this past week was, there are no All-Stars, or benchwarmers, in the Kingdom of God.
In 2 Peter 1:1 it says, “…To those who have received a faith equal to ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.” In the same way that we are equal at the foot of the cross, we are equal in the faith and in our salvation through Christ. God calls us to various roles and relationships within the church for the sake of His purposes, but He intends for each person to be in the game giving it his or her all.
Every Christian has been given everything to live in every way for God. Just look at 2 Peter 1:3 which says, “His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
Like the theme for our VBS this week, it’s “Game On” Harrisburg. We all have everything we need to live the Christian life when we are born again by our faith in Jesus Christ. Trust Him this week and give it your all because He has given His all through the death and resurrection of Jesus!
- New Sermon Series:
We are beginning a new sermon series for the summer in 1 John. The series is entitled “Be Confident.” One of the major themes of this little letter is John’s desire to strengthen the confidence of his readers in their faith, the truth, and the love of God for sinners. Join us Sunday mornings as we work our way through 1 John and let the Lord build our confidence in his love for us as well!
On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 we will have our VBS Tailgate Party at 5:00pm with free food, fun, and games. This is followed by our VBS Family Rally in the Sanctuary at 6:00pm.
On June 10, 2018 our children who participated in Music Camp will be presenting their musical at 5:00pm in the Sanctuary.
We will be having baptisms the morning of June 17, 2018. If you have recently been saved, or if you haven’t been baptized yet, contact the church office to be a part of this exciting step in your walk with the Lord.
We had 483 children in VBS on Monday June 4, 2018. It is amazing that the Lord has entrusted the sharing of the Gospel with this many children on the first day! Including volunteers there were 680 people sharing or hearing the Gospel. Pray for the hundreds of opportunities we have this week to impact the lives of children and their families. Pray that we are able to involve them and help them find their place in our church as we move forward from VBS.