Gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles, and so much more! Grab your camera and zoom in on these animals in their natural habitats. Maybe you can even snag a snapshot or two.
This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus. Each encounter is like a snapshot—a speci c moment in time captured on the pages of Scripture. Through VBS, kids will discover that each snapshot of Jesus is an opportunity to respond to the gospel. And when put together, these isolated encounters clearly reveal the most amazing truth of all—Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing we can have life in His name. Are you ready for an up close and personal encounter with Jesus? The adventure of a lifetime awaits!
Theme Verse: But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 20:31 (CSB)
Motto: Zoom in! Focus on Jesus!
Christ Connection: The Bible tells us what is true about God and about ourselves. Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. When we trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord, He forgives our sin and gives us eternal life.
DAY 1: Encounter in the Temple
Bible Story: Luke 2:41-52
The Point: Jesus knew why He came.
Bonus Verse: For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. John 6:38
Day 2: Encounter at the River
Bible Story: Matthew 3:1-17
The Point: Jesus is the Son of God.
Bonus Verse: I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God. John 1:34
Day 3: Encounter on the Water
Bible Story: Matthew 14:22-33
The Point: Jesus proved He is God’s Son.
Bonus Verse: Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1
Day 4: Encounter at the Tomb
Bible Story: John 20:1-18
The Point: Jesus rose from the dead.
Bonus Verse: Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Day 5: Encounter on the Road
Bible Story: Luke 24:13-35
The Point: The Bible was written so I can believe.
Bonus Verse: So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ. Romans 10:17