As June begins, we are fully in Vacation Bible School mode at Union. The stage is set, the rooms are decorated, and the teachers are ready. Our theme this year is Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus.” As you can imagine, decorating the church to look like a deserted island has been so much fun. Each year, VBS themes and decorations are a simple way to help the children visualize the Biblical message. This year, the simple message is, Jesus is always with us and will rescue us when times get stormy.
This is an important lesson that goes beyond children. Teenagers and adults of all ages also experience stormy seas in our lives. Each day during VBS, the children will explore a different theme and learn that no matter what – Jesus will be there – walking beside them as they navigate hard times. We all need to hear that same lesson, so each Sunday during the month of June, I will be preaching from the daily VBS themes. We will hear stories of what to do when we are lost or lonely, what to do when we worry, what to do when we struggle, what to do when we do wrong, and what to do when we feel powerless.
I want to encourage you to come each Sunday ready to learn from the stories of Jesus. Take a few minutes each week and read the scripture passage before coming. It will help prepare you for what you will hear and will guide you as you experience each of these life dilemmas. The good news - Jesus Rescues.
May 27 - When We Are Lost or Lonely (Luke 15)
June 3 - When We Worry (Luke 10:38-42)
June 10 - When We Struggle (Matthew 26:36-56)
June 17 - When We Do Wrong (Luke 23:26-24:12)
June 24 - When We Are Powerless (Acts 3:1-26)