Reclaim: A Study of the book of Ezra
March 17-April 14
Sometimes we are lost. We fail, forget what is important, and engage in sin. All of these things can weigh heavily upon us and make us feel like we are “exiles” in a foreign and unfamiliar land. This five-week series takes a look at what God did for the Israelites throughout the events recorded in the book of Ezra. We will see how, just as in Ezra, God reclaimed His people according to His promises, and how He continues to reclaim and redeem our lives for His purposes in this world.
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?