VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
Great Bible Stories About Jesus:
Come and See VBS 2019
June 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23
5:45 – 8 pm. Begins with meal.
Songs, story – break into three groups: Adults, Youth, Children
Come to one – come to all! Brings family and friends! All welcome
1. Jesus Calms the Storm – Mark 4:35-40, Matthew 8:23-27;
Jesus and the disciples were crossing the sea of Galilee in a boat one evening when a violent storm appeared. The ship was filled with water and the disciples were afraid of sinking. They found Jesus was sleeping in the back of the boat. They woke Him up. But they thought He was sleeping because He did not care whether they lived or died.
When Jesus woke up He stood and told the sea to be calm. Immediately the wind and waves calmed down. The disciples were now scared for a different reason. They did not really know who Jesus was at this time. Who is Jesus?
2. Jesus and the Woman at the Well (John 4)– and the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37)
Jesus sent His disciples to find food while He traveled through an area called Samaria. Many Jews did not like to travel through there because they did not like the people of Samaria. But Jesus said that He needed to go through that area.
Why did He need to go? He knew that He would meet a woman there who needed to hear about God. Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan to answer the question: “Who is our neighbor ?”
3. Jesus Walks on Water – Matthew 14:22-33
Jesus sent His disciples across the sea of Galilee one night while He went to the mountains to pray. The disciples obeyed and went to their boat. But during the night there was a storm. The disciples worked hard to get the boat to the other side.
Early in the morning they saw a man walking on the water. They were scared. They did not know it was Jesus coming to be with them. Jesus called to the disciples in the boat and told them not to be afraid. Jesus told them who He was. As Jesus came to them the storm began to calm.
Peter asked Jesus if he could walk on the water too. Jesus told him to get out of the boat and walk to Him. Peter was surprised to walk on the water. But soon he started looking at the waves and the storm. When he took his eyes off Jesus he began to sink. Jesus reached out and caught Peter. They went together into the ship. Again, who is this Jesus?
4. Jesus and Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature.
So Zacchaeus ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, because He was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’
After Jesus had dinner with him, Jesus said to Zacchaeus, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’
5. Jesus and Mary, Martha and Lazarus Luke 10:38-42; John 11:1-44; John 12:1-11
Inside the home that Jesus often visited; meeting people who loved Jesus, and people whom He loved—the family of Martha and Mary and Lazarus. The home of Martha and Mary was one of the homes in Bible times that was given to hospitality. Mary and Martha lived in Bethany, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, about two miles from Jerusalem. Bethany was the starting point for the Palm Sunday procession.
There were two sisters and a brother who lived in the home. This was a home where love prevailed, but it was not without some quarrels and tensions.
The home of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus was a home which Jesus graced a number of times with His presence. It was also a home He blessed with His greatest miracle.
The little home in Bethany did not escape from the trials and tragedies of life. Martha and Mary and Lazarus dealt with normal anxieties. There was sickness, and death, and grief. The presence of Jesus in the home did not exempt them from these things. But there was also a deep faith: “Yes Lord, you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”
Jesus and the Storm