Day 2 for VBS was another wonderful fun filled day. 111 children came to sing, dance, play, and learn about Moses and God’s plan that is on purpose. The highlight for me and believe for many was to witness 25 3-5 year old singing and jumping and praising the Lord in song and dance. It was amazing. They were excited!
I began to think, why shouldn’t church be fun and exciting? Children, youth, young adults, and mature adults should want to come to church because it is an exciting place to be. How can we take the energy from VBS and pump it into our every week services? Here is a solution. Include all age groups into the services so all feel apart of what God is up to.
Until tomorrow, stay in the light, 1 John 1:7
VBS began last evening with a huge bang. We had 104 children and around 60 workers to start of our 5 night VBS! We had basketball players, soccer players, baseball players, archery shooters, and of course cheerleaders. God blessed us with overcast skies. We sang some songs, prayed, ate a snack, and had a good ole’ time.
Is Jesus ok with having fun at church? When you think of church, it usually doesn’t remind us of fun. I want to say that Jesus wants church to meet all of our needs. If having a week of fun and telling children about Jesus helps to unite and bring others to church, then He is for it. I witnessed students helping the adult workers to minister in Jesus’ name to the children of our community. What a blessing to be allowed to see God at work. We will be baptizing at least 4 children during our VBS week, maybe more. I am excited to see what God has in store for tonight as we continue our VBS!
Stay In The Light, 1 John 1:7,
As we studied Ephesians 1:3 last evening, I was reminded this morning about Paul as he penned this letter. He has just finished up a missionary journey so the words are full of the excitement from his explorations and church planting expositions.
I am reminded when a missionary from abroad comes home and delivers a report from what God is doing in a far away land. They come so full of fire and Holy Spirit fire and it gives us a boost of spiritual energy to know that while we are here at home serving, worshipping, and being the church, missionaries are doing the same in other places. We are truly a global church.
Paul (to me) is that missionary explaining how much God want us to engage in the spiritual world to receive what He has already given-Spiritual Blessings in Christ. Now that is exciting
Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7
Yesterday, God blessed FBC of Del Rio, TX, with 6 men that we ordained into the ministry of deaconship. Deacon’s have been a part of the church ministry and growth since the early days. As a pastor, I can honestly say that I am grateful and glad to have others come alongside me and serve this church and it’s community.
In Acts 6:1-7, we are given the proper protocol of how deacons are to be considered or selected. The chosen are to be full of God’s Holy Spirit. You see with the Holy Spirit already at work in the deacon candidate you can be assured that you can count on these to serve. The purpose for deacons are to help spread the Gospel throughout the community, according to Acts 6:7.
Lone ranger ministry is not a Biblical approach. Shared ministry is the Biblical approach.
Stay In The Light, 1 John 1:7