As the first heroic rays of sun broke through the bleak sky this weekend at VOUS Church and teams lined the entry ways to welcome church family, a spirit of gratitude and anticipation set in. A common thread knit us together, united under one cause and purpose, to lift Jesus’ name.
Faces flashed smiles pronouncing “It’s FINALLY Sunday!” Worship exploded from the stage with energy. With hands raised high, a heart of surrender flooded the atmosphere.
“God is closer than you think in the midst of your situation even when you don’t feel he is.” Rich Wilkerson Jr
Pastor Rich brings us to Luke chapter 7 where we find John the Baptist in jail, awaiting death after speaking against King Herod. Only now, we see a facet of John the Baptist we have never seen, a vulnerable John, questioning if Jesus really is who he says he is.
It is in our deepest moments of honesty that Jesus comes in to help us with our unbelief. We see John, a man of faith, who has done all the “right things” now struggling with doubt because of his present situation. Yet in the midst of John’s weakness and doubt we see Jesus bragging on John. He goes as far as to say that John is the greatest man born of a woman, WOW. While John doubts Jesus, Jesus is bragging on John.
“When God gossips about you he brags on you. He doesn’t point out your weakness, he only sees your deepest potential”, Rich Wilkerson, Jr.
Another Sunday has come to a close, but the week has just begun! We can’t wait to see you at one of these upcoming events:
VOUS Crews are ON this week! Make sure you check out our website for more info— you can sign up for a specific crew, or just head on out to one of our many locations this week! We’d love to hang with you!
Creative Night is this Wednesday at the Miami Rescue Mission and all creatives are welcome. This week, we’re hosting a master class for graphic designers – Bring your laptop and be ready to design! For details on location and more information, follow us on social media @vouschurch.
I Love My City
We love our city! Join the team this Saturday from 11AM to 1PM at Jose De Diego Middle School as we host our next I Love My City outreach event. Sign up by clicking the button below.
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