VIRTUAL VBS - FOCUS

Join us for our "Virtual" VBS! 

August 3-5, 2020

Videos will be available each morning beginning at 8:00 am on our website and on our facebook page.

Fun activities that you can do at home will be posted here on our website. 

Are you ready to "take a closer look?"



VBS-Day 1

*Watch the video below for day 1.


*activity:

Go outside. Look up. Look around. 

Look at All the things God created

for us to enjoy. 

What is your favorite thing that God created?


*Pray the following prayer.

God, You are amazing! You are so creative! 

We just have to look at the number of

colors in the world to see Your creativity. 

You love us so much! We just have to look

at all the ways You feed us and

all the wonderful things You created for us to enjoy. 

Thank You for showing us who You are in Your creation. Amen!


VBS-DAy 1-Video

BIBLE STORY: SEEING GOD IN CREATION

BOTTOM LINE: FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN SEE.

KEY QUESTION: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING THAT GOD CREATED?

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VBS-DAY 2

*WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW FOR DAY 2.


*ACTIVITY:

-fold a piece of paper in half.

-on the left side, make a list of people that you can talk to about what you believe. (family, friend, small group leader from church)

-on the right side, draw one or two speech bubbles.

-write in the speech bubbles something you could say to others about what you believe.

(ex. a friend asks you who jesus is. how would you reply? what is something cool you learned at church that you could share with a parent or sibling?)

-parents, remind your child, "you can talk with others about what you believe," but what you believe depends on what you know about jesus. talking to others and asking questions is one way to take a closer look and discover who jesus is. (parents, share a story about someone in your life you talk to about what you believe.)


*PRAY THE FOLLOWING PRAYER.

God, thank you so much for this story about jesus. 

jesus encouraged peter to talk about what he believed, 

and you want us to talk about you, too.

we know when we talk with others, we can get a

closer look and discover who you are and all that

jesus did for us. we know, like peter, we are not perfect.

there are times we don't do what you want and we

don't listen to you. we are so thankful you sent us

jesus to be our rescuer. and when we believe in jesus,

we can be with you now and forever!

Thank you for loving us so much

you want to be with us! 

amen!


VBS-DAY 2

BIBLE STORY: PETER SAYS THAT JESUS IS THE MESSIAH

BOTTOM LINE: YOU CAN TALK WITH OTHERS ABOUT WHAT YOU BELIEVE.

KEY QUESTION: who can you talk to about what you believe?

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VBS-DAY 3


*WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW FOR DAY 3.


*ACTIVITY:

When you look in a mirror, you see yourself, right?

Well, if we want to truly LIVE for God, we have to look

past ourselves and focus on how we can love others.

But, what does it look like to love others?

Open your Bible to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a and read it aloud.

How did Paul describe love?

Love is patient, kind, not selfish, not boastful, looks out for

others, and treats others with respect.

When we love others and put others before ourselves,

we are actually reflecting God's love to them. 

So, what are some ways you can show God's love to others?



*PRAY THE FOLLOWING PRAYER.

God, You love us so much! Every one of us is important to You!

Help us to see ways we can love others. 

Open our eyes to ways we can show people they matter

to us and-more importantly-they matter to You.

Amen.

VBS-day 3

Bible Story: The greatest commandment

Bottom Line: You can live for god by loving others.

Key Question: how do you focus on others?

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