Last night marked our final Grace Kids Remix of the summer! We had a great night – lots of fun and much attention devoted to Jesus Christ! Check out all the people who came out for the finale!
We kicked off our night with a boys vs. girls game (oh, and Cally the Caterpillar played too!).
Though this was the longest word puzzle of the summer, it certainly was a great one! The puzzle was John 5:39. Jesus spoke to the religious leaders of his day, telling them, “You search the Scripture because you think that in them your have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.” We talked more about this later in our lesson time.
David took the game very seriously; he is not messing around folks!
Michael wasn’t sure what to think, but he enjoyed just chill’n:
Audrey was happy to be there; maybe should enjoyed watching Cally the Caterpillar eat a bunch of the watermelon! Or maybe she was smiling for some other reason.
Caroline and Abby were happily focused:
Lauren and Helen raised their hands to pick a letter:
The girls won the game, but the most important thing to conider was the truth of John 5:39. We considered the meaning of this verse and then Chisso used a trick to teach us truth about the Bible.
Caroline led us in song afterwards. We sang “Jesus Came to Earth” which praises Jesus for who He is and the great work he did on the cross.
After that, we reviewed of all four messages from the summer series (Exploring Egypt to Sinai series: 4 P’s that Point you to Christ!). However, before the review we looked back (really briefly) at our summer’s journey last year: Eden to Egypt and Beyond! Thus, this summer series was a continuation of the Christ-centered Biblical theology we started last year. Just so you know – the kids are definitely not too young for this kind of theology . . . just ask them!
Will, Frank and Tony listened attentively:
Later on Will found a new seat . . . Will and Wes both found that Chloe has the gift of functioning like a couch:
At the end of our review one question remained: “What about you?” It is one thing to remember the four P’s that point us to Christ. It is quite another to actually come to him. See the final sketch of the summer, which was a picture of a hand with a finger pointed at you: “What about you!”
This summer we learned four very important lessons from Exodus. We learned that God’s promises point to Christ. We learned that God’s power points to Christ. We learned that God’s provision points to Christ. And we learned that God’s presence points to Christ. However, even after all of this pointing to Christ, the question remains: “What about you?”
People can grow in their knowledge of the Word all the way to hell. The religious leaders during Jesus’s day studied the Scriptures, for they thought that their growth in knowledge gave them eternal life, but they refused to come to Christ for life. I fear for many of our church kids. They are growing in their knowledge of the Scriptures (which is great!), BUT have they come to Christ? Or do they think that a correct understanding of the Word someone makes them more acceptable to God. May the Lord quicken the hearts of our young ones that they may run to Jesus Christ for real life!
Praise the Lord for another great Summer of Remix; may the Lord add blessing to the proclamation of His Word and His Son.