Last week, we participated in Operation Christmas Child by the suggestion of TIta Gerrie. We believe that the gospel calls us to be outward focused. In Ephesians 2:13, we read "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." As we read verses like these, we begin to not only care about followers of Christ, but even those who do not know or even reject Christ. Understanding that Christ was excluded so that we could be included causes us to desire to share Christ's love and the gospel to others who are excluded.
Thank you to all the youth and parents who contributed and helped pack these boxes! Our hope and prayer is that the children who receive these boxes would come to know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in a personal way.
Because this program (Operation Christmas Child) is through the organization, Samaritan's Purse, we decided to go through the parable of Great Samaritan that was taught by Jesus. Below are the lesson notes:
The Good Samaritan