A Much Different Picture

Do you ever wonder whether or not you have any business walking with Jesus?

As we approach God and His law, some of us will see Him and His law as the great intimidator. Some will see Him and His law as comfort. Others may be drawn there, at His feet because of what they know He has to offer. Where do you stand today?

Did you know that there's a whole world view that exists with a loving God who saved the world and has hope for us. A lasting hope. A world where our sins are forgiven and when we come to Him, acknowledging what He has done for us through Jesus on the cross, we can embrace and experience this world. Throughout the week, I've thumbed through the stories of kids, youth and adults who are choosing to be baptized this Sunday. Over and over again, I've read a line similar to this, "Only Jesus can forgive my sins and I want others to know"

Each day this week, over 500 kids and volunteers have gathered here on campus for Vacation Bible School. SBC Kids Ministry Director, Rachel Tidwell, and her team are a well-oiled machine. From crafts and food, to recreation and Bible stories and everything in between (because there are a million moving pieces), the many (MANY) volunteers have loved well on these kids, showing them what I looks like to walk with Jesus. Just like some of those who will be baptized, I too can't remember a time in my life when I didn't know who Jesus was. I grew up in a fairly conservation Lutheran Church. There were traditions and rhythms of services and church membership that were entirely different than when I began attending a non-denominational church in high school, which then varied from the Southern Baptist affiliated college I later attended. Somewhere along the road of faith discovery, I to make the choice to make it my own if I really wanted it. And I did. I knew I wanted it but I mostly knew I needed it. I needed to know that there was a God who loved me- all of me. I knew that I needed a God who would save me, protect me and provide me with hope. It had to be my choice to walk humbly with Jesus, knowing that all He is asking of me is a willing heart. 

Walking with God is less about what we bring to Him and more about what He's waiting to show me. We start. We move. We ask. We seek. We lean on Him and look at what He's looking at, willing to have our hearts broken for what breaks His. This is what these kids are learning this week and it is THE MOST EXCITING THING! Ready, set, MOVE!
COMING UP/ REMINDERS:

  • Service times change THIS week to 9:00 and 10:45. 
  • Baptisms are this Sunday. If you'd like to be baptized, please contact Pastor Nate Levering (nate@sierrabible.com). 
  • Our Annual Congregational Meeting is on Monday, June 19 at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. We'll discuss what God is doing and the fiscal budget for 2023-2024.
  • To watch the Worship Service from June 11, click here
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