Join us this year as we go on a wild adventure together from June 10th-14th for Vacation Bible School. From Pre-K to 6th grade, we’ll be having snacks, interactive games, crafts, music, and fun! All our kids will get to participate in the activities and learn more about Jesus.
Our adult VBS class at FCBC this year will be discussing Biblical positions on the challenging societal issues of our time. All adults are welcome!
“But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31 (CSB)
My, Time Flies! Life seems to be a series of significant events as we remember certain days, weeks, or years based on what occurred during a specific time/date in our past. So, how is your current memory? When you reflect over the most recent days or months, how many dates do you remember for their being important? Do you have some weeks, months, or even years that, when you think back on those days, you can’t remember accomplishing or doing anything? Do you remember specific historical happenings and where you were as a certain thing occurred?
We have a limited time on this celestial ball called earth and to make no contribution during our time here would be a shame, and a waste! This is not to say that each moment can never have a time of rest or relaxation. However, to have no dreams or aspirations is both sad and wasteful. To fear or disregard opportunities that come into our lives to help others or share the Love of Christ is a poor usage of the gifting that God has given us.
Indeed, “time does fly!” We often get caught up in the busyness of life and rush past the joys! Many of those “significant events” of life are in our rear-view mirror and were missed for their importance while we were walking through the experience. We can’t do a great deal about those things that have gone by but we can try to adjust our thinking for those things left to come. Perhaps we all should write down the most important events that impacted us over the last month, year, or 10 years and then allow what we read to help us better see what our value system is saying to us? If all the things we read are only directed at our comforts or pleasures, perhaps we may want to adjust a few things in our lives?
我们在这个地球上，只有有限的时间。如果在这段时间里，我们没有贡献是耻辱的，并且是浪费的！这不是说我们不可以有休息或放松的时间。 但是如果没有梦想和抱负是非常悲哀及浪费的。 害怕, 或者不把握在我們生命中的机会去幫助別人或分享基督的愛是非常不知善用上帝給我們的恩賜。
「时间确实是飞逝的！」我们常常只是忙于生命中的庸庸碌碌碌，并且快快享楽！很多在我们生命中「有意义的事」，我们置之脑后并且忘了它们的重要性。我们对已经逝去的事情没有办法挽回； 但是对未来会发生的事，我们可以尝试修正我们的想法。 或许我们可以写下过去一个月、一年或十年中影响我们最重要的事情，读读它，看看我们的价值观是什么？如果所有读到的，都是指向我们的舒适和快乐，或许我们需要调整我们生命里一些事？
Our church has people who aspire to be spiritually mature. This is a good thing, but should we think this can occur without making some changes from the over-active lives we live, we err. The integration of our spiritual walk with our daily experiences must become natural and blended so much that we can’t distinguish one from the other. Studying Scripture has importance well beyond academic purposes for the Father desires to see our lives revealing obedience to what we learn. We care for others and share Jesus’ love because He has become our Savior in every sense of the word and He loves through us! We grasp that our relationship with Christ is beyond emotional music, feelings experienced at camp, fun with Christian friends or even listening to a “famous television teacher!” With Jesus as our model, we remember that He served the spiritual and physical needs of mankind “as He was going”in His daily routine/life. “As you are going/walking today in Christ,” it would be my hope that you don’t have to concentrate too heavily to be the Biblical “salt/light” that you should naturally be as you trod this earth! My hope is that the Father’s identity in your life will be so real that others will feel the overflow of God’s love in who you are. May being like Jesus make us an integrated body of Christians that impact all that come in contact with the people of FCBC.
我們教會許多人热望靈命成熟。 這是一件好事，但是如果我們以為我們不用改变我们每日过分忙碌的生活也可以做到，那我們就錯了。属灵生命和每日生活，應該是自然合一，不分彼此的。研讀聖經的重要远超过學術上的学习，天父要看到我们顺服我们所学习的。我們關心別人，分享 基督的愛，是因為 祂是我們的救主， 祂的愛會從我們生命中表顯出來！我們與 基督建立的關係不是從激情的音樂、營會的感動經驗、與基督徒朋友一起的快乐或聆聽「出名」电视传道人得來的！ 耶穌是我們的模範，我們该記得 祂是在「每天日常生活及侍奉」中服事人靈命及肉體的需要。今日及每天你的事奉中，我盼望你不必專心在意，而是自然成為圣经中所说的「鹽或光」！盼望人看到你生命中天父的型像是这么真切，以致感受到 上帝丰盛的愛。希望活得更像 耶穌，讓我們基督徒完整合一地影響所有来到第一华人浸信会的人！