It was a great year again as we saw many new students participate for the first time. That usually means it was their first time in a Christian church and possibly the first time they heard the gospel! It’s an exciting time as we REACH OUT to new students, RECOVER students who no longer attend, and LEARN whatever we can from the teachable moments that God puts before us.
This year, the biggest teachable moment came at the very end. For the past 10 years, there has been a dynamic that allows a team who finds the hidden treasure to play against the winning team in one last challenge. The Blue team won outright with a lot of points and was very confident they had this game in the bag when they found out that the challenger (the Black team) was a team that had been disrespectful during the event as they received penalties each week for their actions and words. They didn’t have a reputation for winning. However, during the final challenge, they shined! The Black team beat the Blue team without any problems.
It’s interesting when you step back and look at what happened. The Black team was a team that many would say did not deserve to win because of their behavior, because they constantly disrupted, and people were losing patience with them. Isn’t that a great picture of us! Who deserves to be saved? Who deserves to go to Heaven? NONE OF US! The only reason ANY of us have a chance is because of what Christ did as he gave himself up on the cross as payment for our sin. I’m really glad the Black team won (even though Rebecka was on the Blue team), because through this the Lord showed us his Grace and Mercy in real life! It was exciting!
Lain did an excellent job wrapping up the final evening at his blog. You will see a number of pictures and explanations as you read. He even takes you through the excitement of the final challenge! Read it here.
Reports of each week:
Week #1 Report Video below
Week #2 Report Video below
Week #3 Report Video below
Week #4 Report Video below
Week #5 Report Video still unavailable
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