VBS week has come to a close and it was truly colossal! The rally this morning was off the charts with excitement and energy. We even had a visit from the Chick-Fil-A Cow who provided free food coupons to the winning team. Wow! What a week this has been as the church was transformed into Colossal Coaster World and was filled with the tender hearts of hundreds of children. Those of us who have served as ride attendants have been blessed beyond measure to love on your child this week.
After the points were tabulated from Thursday, the Green Team held on to first place, but only by a small margin. Any team could have surged ahead today and taken the lead. Will the Green Team hold on and win it all? Will the Yellow or Blue Teams pull it off, or will the Red Team rise to the occasion and become the champion for three years running?
We will announce this year’s team winner at our VBS After Party Sunday at 6:30pm, so your kids will definitely want to be there. The After Party is for Kids, teachers, parents and other family members. You’ll get a taste of what it’s been like all week long. I hope you can make it.
Parents, take a few minutes at the dinner table tonight or before bed and give your child “the stage” at home to tell you what they learned and experienced.
VBS Theme Scripture: For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. 2 Timothy 1:7
VBS Motto: Facing Fear! Trusting God!
Ask open ended questions about the specific focus for today. You might even re-read the focus story. Here are the details for THURSDAY:
Day 5: Dare to Trust
Bible Story: Paul Trusted God (Acts 27)
Life Application: I can trust God to give me the power to face my fears no matter what comes next.
Potential questions you might ask:
- Who else made a surprise visit during the rally today? (Red-Neck Rick)
- What has been your favorite part of VBS week?
- What did you learn about in Bible Study? (Paul, traveling to Rome as a prisoner, a centurion, a storm, an angel, and God’s power)
- Discuss ways your family can trust God to give you the power to face your fears no matter what comes next… just like Paul did.
- Paul trusted that God was going to get him to Rome so he make an appeal to Cesar and could be set free, but also so that he could preach the Gospel there. It easier to trust God when everything is smooth in our lives isn’t it. How do you typically do in trusting God completely when huge challenges come our way and the outcome seems bleak?
- (With older children) Parents, share about a time when you faced a tough time while growing up and how you handled it. (Remember, it’s a good thing for your kids to learn of your struggles even if you didn’t trust God through it.)
We really can trust God to give us the power to face our fears no matter what comes next… even through the storms of life. The Old and New Testaments are filled with ways that God proved His faithfulness to His people over and over again. Because God has never failed to accomplish His purpose, you and I can dare to trust. Will you?