Berean’s VBS – Sad Turns to Glad (Day 4 – Final Day)
This morning, I shaved. I was looking really scruffy. For three days with the kids, I have been immersed deeply in the jungles of Corruption, Catastrophe, and Confusion. I battled an anaconda and threw it into the crowd of squealing and screaming children. It has been the adventure of our lives. What a ride! But today, we know that the Serpent’s head is crushed because of the cross. The cross is at the blazing center of the glorious work of the Triune God from Genesis to Revelation.
Join us tonight in Ammon, Idaho at 7:00 pm for the final program – ice cream sundaes for everyone as we celebrate.
The Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh C’s: CHRIST, CROSS, CONSUMMATION
Devotional thoughts for teachers – God is the Loving Redeemer:
I Corinthians 15:21, 45, 47 – “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.” “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”
We pray in worship:
O Thou Most High, Creator of the ends of the earth, Governor of the universe, Judge of all men, Head of the church, Savior of sinners; thy greatness is unsearchable, thy goodness infinite, thy compassions unfailing, thy providence boundless, thy mercies ever new. We bless thee for the words of salvation. How important, suitable, encouraging are the doctrines, promises, and invitations of the gospel of peace! We are lost: but in it thou hast presented to us full, free and eternal salvation; weak: but here we learn that help is found in one that is mighty; poor: but in him we discover unsearchable riches, blind: but we find he has treasures of wisdom and knowledge. We thank thee for thy unspeakable gift. Thy Son is our only refuge, foundation, hope, confidence; we depend upon his death, rest in his righteousness, desire to bear his image; may his glory fill our minds, his love reign in our affections, his cross inflame us with ardour. (Arthur Bennett, The Valley of Vision, The Banner of Truth Trust (2005), p. 219)
Today’s text and theme verse for the children:
Revelation 21-22 and John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Frequent questions asked by adults:
Why is Jesus called the “Last Adam”? www.answersingenesis.org/go/last-adam