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June 2, 2016, 12:46 PM

Breakaway VBS

Breakaway VBS

Tonight kicks off our annual Vacation Bible School. You will hear it called Breakaway VBS around here. VBS is always an exciting and exhausting week. It is exhausting because for 6 days, all of the adults have to pretend to have as much energy as the kids do. It is exciting because it is one of our biggest evangelistic outreaches every year. 

Breakaway Vision

If you think about sporting events, the most exciting moments are Breakaway moments. A big breakaway dunk in basketball always gets the crowd on their feet. There is nothing as exciting a seeing a runner breakaway from the crowd for a long touchdown in football. And, we will watch 4 hours of a NASCAR race in hopes of seeing one car pull out and breakaway from the pack on the last lap. Breakaway moments can define an entire game and sometimes an entire season.  

Our hope is that we see kids have a Spiritual Breakaway moment this week at VBS. Our goal is to see them Breakaway from sin and Breakaway to Jesus. 

What is Breakaway VBS

Breakaway VBS is unique to Desha First Baptist. We designed it, we wrote the lesson, and we came up with the theme. We did this for a few reasons. One is that we wanted to be different than most of the other churches. Some will do a sports themed VBS, but no one else will do Breakaway VBS. This is something that I think should make our church proud. 

The other reason for creating our own VBS is that we wanted to confront students with the gospel in a way that they could comprehend without scaring them into a false profession of faith. This week, students will learn the Gospel in a day by day format. They will learn that we are created to be with God in heaven, but sin has caused us to be separated from God. They will learn that Jesus came and died on the cross for our sins so that we can become a new creation. 

Our hope is that many of the kids in attendance will choose to accept Christ and become a new creation. You can be in prayer for VBS all week, but especially Wednesday. On Wednesday we will give a formal invitation for students to come forward and accept Jesus as Savior. 

Students will have a lot of fun this week. They will run and play. They will listen and learn. They will eat good snacks and sing fun songs. But, most of all, they will be confronted with the good news of Jesus Christ. 

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