Wednesday, August 22, 2012

John the Baptist

This past Sunday we spent time learning about another ancestor of our faith: John the Baptist!  John served in the role of a prophet for much of his life, teaching and preaching to others of who Jesus was and encouraging them to follow Jesus.  The life of a prophet is not always easy.  There were many people who didn't like what John had to say...especially when he spoke out against the King who had married his brother's wife while his brother was still alive.  And so, in the end, John ended up being beheaded by the King.

Thankfully for us, we don't often face persecution in quite the same way as John did living in the United States.  But, being a disciple of Jesus is not always an easy task.  God calls us to follow Jesus in ways that are not always easy in the midst of the daily pressures of school, work and life in general.  How God calls us to live is not always the way the world pushes us to live, and that can cause some people to not like us very much.  Thankfully, we have a God who will never abandon us and ensures us that we have the tools we need to fulfill our calling!  After making some crayon rubbings of things around the church that represent the "rough" job of being a prophet while still knowing that God is with us, we played a few rounds of Gorgon!

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