Friday, May 24, 2024

May 26, 2024

Jungle Journey VBS is June 17 - 20
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This week's supported ministry is Good Churches

Sharing God’s Word in His House
God wants us to hear His Word in church
2 Kings 22:8 – 23:3
Josh. 3:9

PreK/ K
God Protected His People
God’s plan cannot be stopped by anyone.
Esther 7 – 10
Prov. 21:1

1st  SS
Jerusalem Makeover
God offers forgiveness when we sin
Nehemiah 1:1 – 6:16
1 John 1:9a

2nd-3rd SS
Jesus Commissioned His Followers
Jesus commanded to us to tell others about new life in character
Various Passages
Matt 28:18-19

4th–5th SS
Talent Wise
God blessed us with talents for glorifying His name.
Various Passages
Col. 3:23, 24

1st–5th  CC
Paul’s Journey to and Ministry in Rome
God expects us to be faithful to Him despite our circumstances.
Acts 27; 28
Acts 20:27, 28

Saturday, May 18, 2024

May 19, 2024

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This Week's Supported Worker is Rochelle Visser

Singing Praise in God’s House
God wants us to sing praises to Him in church.
2 Chron. 5:11 – 14
Psalm 47:6

PreK/ K
God Honored His People
God honors those who honor Him.
Esther 5, 6
Prov 21:21

1st  SS
God Saved a Queen
God controls kings and history
Esther 2:1-9:4
Prov 21:1

2nd-3rd SS
Jesus Conquered Death
Jesus conquered sin and death by rising from the dead
Various passages
1 Cor 15:14

4th–5th SS
Time Wise
God commands us to redeem our time because the world needs him.
Prov 6:6-11; Eph 5:14-16
Eph 5:15, 16

1st–5th  CC
Paul on Trial in Jerusalem
God is in control of circumstances and works all things together for God.
Acts 21:37 – 26:32
Acts 20:27, 28

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Camp is Great! Church is Better!!

Pray for the summer camp staff.
Pray for the kids who made decisions at camp!  
Pray they would grow closer and closer to God during camp!

Pray they would grow a deeper connection with a local church.
While camp is great, one week a summer is not enough for genuine spiritual growth.  

While exciting summer camps are awesome.  C.S. Lewis wrote,  "The church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ."
I have loved speaking Biblical truth into the lives of campers of all ages, kids to adults, during a week in the summer.
Even more so, I love being part of the church's weekly, even daily, ministry in the lives of individuals and families.

In sharing my testimony, I always say that at the age of twelve, I was saved at a junior high camp.  I usually say something like this: "It was there that God grabbed a hold of my heart.  I do not remember the speaker or the sermon.  I do remember being overwhelmed by the fact that I could not live the life God wanted me to live in my own strength.  I repented of my sin and called out to Jesus to save me."
I am very thankful for Christian camps. I had many great experiences at camp as a child, which is why I send my children to camp, why I served as a counselor at camp in college, why I love speaking at camp, and why I serve on the board at Camp Patmos.   
BUT Church is Better!!
I am very thankful for so many great camps, Camp Patmos is a camp I was involved with in Ohio. In their mission statement, they share that it "exists to assist the church by impacting lives for Christ through a serving staff and relevant programs grounded in the Word of God." 
Camp provides an intense, focused time outside the everyday routines of life.  This intense focus on chapels, devotionals, and many other things provides great opportunities for growth, but living from camp to camp is not how God designed us to live.    While time a short time at camp is refreshing, the church provides ongoing encouragement (Hebrews 10:24, 25) and edification (Ephesians 4:11-15).

Sunday, May 5, 2024

May 5, 2024

This Week's supported worker is Rochelle Visser

Samuel Obeys God
God wants us to obey Him.
1 Sam 3:10 - 20
Jer. 42:6

PreK/ K
God Directed His People
God sets up and takes down kings and queens.
Romans 13:1

1st  SS
Serious Text Message
God holds people accountable for their actions
Daniel 5
Psalm 9:8

2nd-3rd SS
Jesus Illustrated His Death
Jesus gave us a way to remember His death.
Luke 22:7 23
Luke 22:19

4th–5th SS
Body Wise
God wants us to respect our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Various Passages
1st–5th  CC

Riot in Ephesus
God’s powerful Word changes lives in a mighty way.
Acts 18:23 – 20:1
Eph 2:8 – 10 -  ASK YOUR CHILD IF THEY SAID Ephesians 2:8-9

Seeds Family Worship song on Ephesians 2:8 (Didn't sing this, but I thought it would be helpful)

The ShareFaith Kids video on this passage of scripture.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Day of Prayer

Today is 2024's National Day of Prayer
Remember to pray, not just today but every day.

Here is the Prayer resource from last night's
Pray & Play Night

This Sunday's sermon passage is Romans 12:1 - 2

  • A guide to help your prayer life is the Bible and Romans 12, which is full of prayer items.
    • Fighter Verse Devotional on Romans 12:1 - 2.  The opening paragraph, "Romans 12:1 - 2, opens a new section of the Apostle Paul's letter.  After explaining the Christian's justification, sanctification, and glorification in chapters 1 - 11, he now turns to what would be the sacred response in the heart of a believer in Christ Jesus our Lord.  You can hear Paul's shepherding heart in the way he begins, 'I appeal to you.'  The Greek word for "appeal" is parakaleo.  The word envisions one coming alongside you, putting their arm on your shoulder, earnestly saying, 'I beg you, please.'  And this appeal comes with all the enabling power of the mercies of God explained in Romans 1 - 11."  Click for the full devotional.
    • The above guide "Romans 12:1-2 & Beyond" has questions and prayer helps for Romans 12:11-13.