Listen as Trent discusses how growing up in the Christian faith doesn’t mean a life automatically free from sin. That often those who grow up as believers must ultimately learn the difference between being a believer and being a true follower of Christ. Just because you don’t have a traumatic testimony doesn’t mean you don’t have to learn lessons in this life or that you can’t impact others with your story.
Divorce is so commonplace these days that many often overlook the impact it has on a child’s life. Listen as Dane discusses how the divorce of his parents caused him to seek feeling loved and valuable in a worldly sense, before a message at summer camp spoke to his heart about seeking the Lord and resting in His love for us. Understanding the love God has for him allowed Dane to serve the church and those around him with a new sense of purpose and passion.
Often we go through seasons of change, and those changes can bring new struggles into our lives. Nikki shares how in the midst of change and struggle, God remains faithful and we must remain steadfast in surrendering to Him and seeking Him.
For some young believers, their faith is established in their parent’s footsteps and it can feel like shaky ground until they find footing on their own foundation in the Lord. Lexi opens up about needing to step out in faith and let the Lord guide her path. Only then would she discover talents He’d given her and where He would have her serve and use those gifts.
We aren’t meant to walk in faith alone, in fact we are called to gather together. Maxwell discusses the impact being part of a church body can make, even to a long time believer. His testimony speaks of the accountability and support we gain when we do life with our brothers and sister in Christ.
Many of us look to others to make us feel whole or worthy, but Gina’s testimony reminds us that God, and God alone, completes us. When we seek Him first, He is faithful to provide what, and who, we need. And even when we’ve tried to do it on our own, God’s forgiveness, grace and mercy are plentiful. We can make it through trials and still go on to live out our happily ever after.
Listen as Johnnie recounts the circumstances that not only led to a hardened life alone but also the remarkable people along the way that helped him turn his life around. His testimony reminds us that Christ is always seeking the lost and that it’s never too late to turn your life around and seek Him wholeheartedly.
For those of you who missed it, here is the video from our Prophecy update.
As believers, we need to be made aware as to where we are in regards to the second coming of Christ. The Bible tells us, “For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober” (1 Thes. 5:1-6). We need to be aware!
That’s a wrap for Reliance Church’s Vacation Bible School, Kids’ Games 2018! With 1,000 kids registered, over 300 of the best servants any church could ask for, and hundreds of professions of faith, we can easily say this was one of our best Vacation Bible School’s we have ever held and all the glory goes to God!
Summer Camp is a fun and unique way to deepen your relationship with Jesus while creating strong relationships with people your age that love Jesus. Expect to be challenged and strengthened in your faith with honest worship, engaging teaching from God’s word, and we have a ton of fun too. July 12-15