Following Jesus Changes Everything- by Pastor James Raffety

This week we have been having a lot of fun with Vacation Bible School.  The kids have been having a blast playing games, earning points, seeing people get slammed in the face with a pie, singing songs, and lots of other exciting activities.  But the most important thing that is happening this week is not games, music, crafts, or crazy theme nights, it is the instruction we are all receiving on the motto “Following Jesus Changes Everything”.  Our memory verse is Psalm 25:4, “Teach me Your ways, Lord, show me Your paths.”  This is such simple saying, but so vital to life.  Solomon once said, “There is a way that seems right unto man, but in the end leads to death” Proverbs 14:12.  If we try to follow the ways of the world, the ways of our parents, the ways of our teachers, or anything else, we may have some success for a while, but in the end it will lead to separation from God.  One day, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.  If you wait until you are face to face with Him to make that confession, it will be too late.  We must admit that we have failed to meet God’s perfect way and confess by faith Jesus as Lord, allowing Him to change everything about us, directing our paths in His ways, not our own.  He is the way, the truth , and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him.  Have you confessed Jesus as your savior?  Are you following the path of God?  If not, there is hope…His name is Jesus.