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VBS Gospel Presentation (CBC 7/31-8/4)

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Welcome everybody! We’re so excited you’re here for night 3 of VBS. It’s a been a fun week.
Welcome to night 3 of VBS!
Well, my name is Dakota Melton and I’m the student minister here. What that means is, when you are in 7th grade, you and me will get to hang out on Sunday nights at church! All 7-12th graders join in to what we call RUSH. We meet on Sunday nights in The Pointe and in homes on Wednesdays to study God’s WORD, love on/serve each other, and worship Jesus together! It’s a lot of fun and I look forward to you guys who will one day be 7th graders!
Hope you’ve had fun!!
Good times with friends, teachers, and food!!
We’ve been praying for you guys and we love you very much.
Well, tonight is a very special night! Our whole church has gathered together to help put this Starveyor VBS on for you guys and everyone gets to serve you differently, and I get to serve you by sharing the Gospel tonight! I’m very excited, so let’s get started.
Tonight is very important though. We do VBS and have all this crazy fun and fellowship for one reason, and that’s what tonight is all about.

Review

Each day you guys have been working through different parts of our VBS study… parts like...
Relationship Began
Relationship Broken
Restoration Promised
This restoration is what we’re gonna talk about tonight! It’s called...

The Gospel...

Tonight…we’re going to talk about The Gospel.
So the Gospel is just a fancy word for “good news.” And here’s the good news!

What’s the Gospel?

Jesus died for our sins.
The Gospel is a fancy word for “good news.” Who likes good news? I do! Well, here’s the thing…if we have good news.... then that means there is.... that’s right…bad news.
Was buried in a tomb.
Rose from the tomb to life on the 3rd day!

The Bad News

What Jesus did was take the punishment for us on the cross and give us a relationship with God, again! That’s a big deal, but here’s why the Gospel is called Good news. It’s called Good news because of the bad news and here’s the bad news...
The Bad News is....
We are separated from God.
We sinned against Him.
We deserve the punishment.
That right there is the story of the Bible! But here’s where it gets specific...
All week long we’ve been centered on the verse in Colossians where it says...
Colossians 1:15–16 ESV
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
This verse and many others in the Bible show that God has made everything! And he has! He made everything including you and me. He made everything so that we could enjoy it with Him. Us and God used to have a perfect relationship in what the Bible calls Eden!
But...
Our great grandparents broke that relationship with God by not obeying Him when he gave instructions! The Bible says that because our grandparents sinned, we all have sinned and disobeyed God. That’s a big deal! Because of our sin and because of how perfect God is, sin had to be punished! That means there are consequences for our sin!
The Bible says that the consequence for sin is death! That’s scary and sad! It means that we are separated from God forever!
But...
God didn’t stop there!!
All of what I just shared is all a part of the bad news… Because God loves us, you, and me so much… he did something about this scary and sad truth. God…joined us in it!
Even though God made absolutely everything and is SO MUCH bigger than everything he made, he joined us on this tiny planet to FIX what we broke! He did it through Jesus.

JESUS

Joined us in our struggles!
Obeyed God perfectly even though we didn’t and do not obey God perfectly!
Took the punishment of SIN on his shoulders at the Cross.
He died our death.
Rose from the grave to give us life with God forever!
We can do this by just a few simple steps!

Admit

Agree with God that you are a sinner and disobeyed God. That means tell him you need His forgiveness for disobeying.
Repent of your sin. That means turn from what you were doing AND turning to Jesus. Not just turning from bad things, but turning TO Jesus.
Admit to God and trust that

Believe

Jesus came to this Earth, lived a perfect life, and rose from the grave.
You are forgiven and that you couldn’t save yourself. Only Jesus can save you.

Confess

Jesus is LORD, that means He’s the boss and He’s also your Savior.
You are born again into a new life telling others about Jesus who saved you!
We are separated from God!! And we are separated from God because of SIN.
Lost

Here’s where we start...

Hurt
Alone
Our verse for VBS says that:
Let’s pray.
Colossians 1:15–16 ESV
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
Jesus made everything! He made everything for us to enjoy with him… However, we broke that relationship with God and here’s how!
Romans 3:23 ESV
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Psalm 14:3 ESV
3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.
We’ve disobeyed God and separated ourself from Him and messed everything up! The Bible says that we not only did that, but we choose to do that.
This is a big deal!
shows how God designed and created everything. He created everything to be enjoyed with us and gave a simple command!
Genesis 1–2 ESV
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. 9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. 20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. 24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. 5 When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, 6 and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground— 7 then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. 8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden, and there it divided and became four rivers. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is the Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
s.
Our great grandparents said no to God’s command and sinned!
The Bible says that we’ve all sinned because of them and we do sin!
This is a big deal!
That decision doesn’t go unpunished. Our sin of saying no to God has to be punished!

The Bible says...

God did something about the punishment! What?!

talks about how God took the punishment for us! That’s crazy!
Jeremiah 17:9 ESV
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
God took the punishment by the Good news of Jesus and that’s where we pick back up for tonight!

JESUS

Came to the very place he created! To the very people he made! To restore the relationship with God!
Jesus lived a perfect sinless life.
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