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Mid Week Thoughts for Sunday July 20th, 2014
On Sunday evening (July 20th) we will kick off VBS 2014, “Call to Adventure” with our Orientation Dinner! To honor and promote VBS this year, I have used the VBS Scripture lessons during our Sunday worship. This Sunday we will be looking at our text for Wednesday night: Luke 2:41-52. As we engage this text on Sunday, worship will be organized in a way that reflects a typical VBS night – that is, some of the usual elements of Sunday worship will be replaced for this week with some VBS elements. I believe you will find worship this Sunday to be fulfilling and beautiful. Here is the passage:
41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. 44Assuming that he was in the group of travellers, they went a day’s journey. Then they started to look for him among their relatives and friends. 45When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48When his parents* saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, ‘Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.’ 49He said to them, ‘Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’* 50But they did not understand what he said to them. 51Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years,* and in divine and human favor.
What do you do to look for Jesus? Do you feel he is easy to find or hard to find? Are you looking in the right places? Where is the strangest place you have found him? How does it feel to find him?
See you Sunday,
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