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ABCs and VBS

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This week has been a whirl of enthusiasm as Little Flock does VBS, also known as Vacation Bible School. And Little Flock does it well.  Volunteers of all ages pull together to make it one of the best weeks of the year for the children in our community.

While there are songs and fun and games and refreshments and crafts, the most important part of the day is story time, when the children have an opportunity to hear about Jesus and how He wants to be their Friend.  The older children are given the gospel message during the week and can make a decision to accept Jesus as their very own personal Savior.

I just love that about VBS.

There have been Sundays when I saw some of my former VBS students walk into the waters of baptism acknowledging and confessing their decision to follow Christ.  Tears are in my eyes as I watch with a joyful heart and thank God for fruit from the labors of so many during a wild and crazy week of ministry in the middle of June.

Each year at VBS there is an ABC song that explains the simple way to come to Christ Jesus.  It goes something like this:

A – Admit to God that you are a sinner.  Repent and turn away from your sin.

B – Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and gave His life to be the Savior of the world.

C – Confess your faith in Jesus as your Savior and Lord and become a child of God.

The melodies and motions are different each year.  The phrases may be adjusted a little but the message is always the same.  Coming to Jesus is as simple as A – B – C.  Even a child can understand.

If you would like to know how to become a child of God, what we call being a Christian, you can get more information right here.  And please, let someone know that you have made a decision to follow Jesus.  That’s the C part of the ABCs.

We don’t travel alone on our journey as Christians.  We walk as brothers and sisters, holding each other up and holding each other accountable.  We learn and we grow.  We study the Word of God and we worship.

We do life together as God’s children on our way to Heaven.

If you heard about Jesus at VBS, be thankful for the workers who made it possible.  Then determine that next year when your church is looking for volunteers, you respond and give back to the next generation. The rewards are priceless.

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Go here to sing along with Jeff Slaughter’s Outrigger Island ABC song. 

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