Pastor Tim Trexler speaking during the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church VBS this week.
It's Vacation Bible School time in the United States, and Mt. Sinai Baptist Church has launched their virtual VBS with an amazing amount of preparation and Jesus-energy. Their theme is Building the Kingdom.
The amazing thing about building the kingdom is that we get to participate in the building process! Every one of us gets to help build the kingdom of Jesus Christ. As Tim Trexler said, "When you become a believer, when you come to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your body becomes a base of operations for the activity of God. For God's ways, for God's work, for God's will."
As believers, we get to study God's word, apply it through the power of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. We also get to use all of God's resources that He gives to us for His glory. Our time, interests, energy, dreams, money, and relationships are all resources that we get to use as building materials in the kingdom of God.
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church is doing a fundraiser to help with a building project that we believe God is doing here in the Philippines. That is pretty exciting!
Everyone can put on his or her work boots and hard hats and make a difference in the kingdom of God. It is a blessing to see our co-workers on the job site in North Carolina doing such an awesome job! In fact, their work is directly impacting the building materials and construction process of the kingdom of God here in the Philippines... 8,808 miles away. In the spiritual realm, the work sites are just a (building) block away!
Kids, youth and adults are all equally valuable and welcomed as construction workers in the kingdom of God! Each is given a personal Mentor who teaches, protects and guides! The Holy Spirit uses the blueprint of the Bible to teach each of us how to do our part to build the amazing kingdom of light.. the kingdom of Jesus Christ. We're very thankful for all of the youth and adults on the construction site at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church because they are all showing up with their hard hats and work gloves and are ready to listen, learn and BUILD!
Below is a video of James and Grace that we put together for the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church VBS. You might enjoy hearing their point of view on building the kingdom!
We're a family on mission to bring the good news of Jesus to the Philippines.