What a tremendous week! We had 450 children on our campus for Vacation Bible School. What a great ministry for our children and our community! VBS requires so much hard work from our staff and our church. Thank you to all of our volunteers who made such a great week possible.
Vacation Bible School brings so much joy, so much energy and love. But I rarely think of it as peaceful! Today our sermon will focus on the third fruit of the spirit: peace. Peace can mean many different things. For some, it is the absence of war. For some, peace is a sense of harmony and rest. But peace is very different from passiveness. To have peace within our lives, it takes work to plant, nurture, and grow this fruit. Today we will look at two Bible stories when God's people have peace in the midst of difficult circumstances. In spite of the chaos around them, a sense of peace remained with them that could only come from God.
Today is also Father's Day, and I give thanks for all of those parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles who care for children throughout our congregation. You are instruments of peace by the way you care for your children.
Grace and peace,
Rev. Brad Clayton
Associate Pastor, Congregational Care