true light: john’s gospel
The world is a dark place. As a matter of fact the world can seem so dark, it appears as though there is no light at all. As followers of Christ, we are called to be the light in the world as we follow the One who is the Light of the World. But what does that mean? What does that look like in the modern day? Over the next several months we are going to be walking through the Gospel of John, looking at elements of Jesus’ character and how we can apply that to ourselves so that we may be, and point others to, the light in the darkness.
June 24-July 15
We live in a comfortable culture. Most people spend all of their free time thinking of how they can live their life in the most comfortable, risk-free way possible. This is not inherently bad as people are generally looking out for their families when focusing on comfortability, however this becomes and issue when our entire focus shifts solely to being comfortable. What if that isn’t the point of life? What if God never intended for us to be comfortable all the time? What if being comfortable can get in the way of our mission to lead others to Jesus? These are the things we will be exploring throughout this series. (Justin Butler Preaching all 4 Messages.)
June 3- June 17
There are times in everyone’s life when it feels like you’ve run aground. You followed the navigation, you knew what you were supposed to be doing, but somehow, you’ve wrecked. You’ve crashed. You’re lost and alone. This year, our VBS is all about the feeling of being SHIPWRECKED and needing rescued— for the next few weeks we’re going to be discovering that theme together, and seeing what rescue from Jesus really looks like in our lives. We’ll learn to hold onto God's promises when they are lonely, they worry, they struggle, do wrong, and feel powerless.
Sticks & Stones
May 6- May 27
"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!” That might be the least true statement of all time. Words hurt. They cast doubt, they confirm fears, words mean A LOT. But what happens all too often is that we don’t pause and think about our words. Are the words we’re using true? Are they helpful? Are they positive? Solomon said, “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.” The tongue has no bones, but it’s stronger than any other body part it seems— are you using yours to help or destroy?