The theme for VBS this year is “SHINE” – be a glory giver not a glory getter. This is a great summer broadcast for our youth and children to focus on, but it must transcend further than this demographic. It starts with us – the parent/adult/leaders of our home and city!
In Luke 5:1-11 we see how Glory Givers live a life that SHINE’s for Jesus.
- Glory Givers trust in God! v. 8 – 10 show how Jesus reveals his power over nature and how Peter responds to this revelation. How do you respond to the glory of God daily?
- Glory Givers leave everything! v. 11 shows how the fisherman are now ready to leave what they have invested in, labored over, and witnessed being a lucrative business to leave it all for a new venture – laboring for the lives of man.
- Glory Givers courageously follow Jesus! v. 9- 11 show that when “awe” is turned into “amen” fear is no longer relevant but belief fuels trust. The fishermen who once caught living creatures and killed them are now into disciples who go after the dead and bring them to the life of Christ.