We can’t believe it, but Vacation Bible School is already over. We had such a great week “In the Wild!” Check out our final recap below:
Throughout the week, our kids learned some new music. On Friday night, they performed the “In the Wild” musical. You can watch their performance here.
Day One: We learned about Jesus’ encounter in the temple (Luke 2:41-52). When Jesus was twelve years old, He traveled with His family to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. After the celebration Mary and Joseph headed back to Nazareth. After traveling a full day they realized Jesus was not with them. They hurried back to Jerusalem and finally, on the third day, Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the temple. Jesus was listening to the teachers and asking questions. Everyone was amazed at how much Jesus understood at such a young age.
Day Two: We talked about Jesus’ baptism and encounter on the river (Matthew 3:1-17). John helped people get ready for Jesus, God’s promised Messiah. John told people to repent of their sins and be baptized. One day Jesus came to the river and John told the people Jesus was the One he had been speaking about. Jesus asked John to baptize Him to follow God’s plan. After Jesus was baptized, an amazing thing happened. The Holy Spirit appeared to Jesus in the form of a dove and God declared that Jesus is indeed His Son!
Day Three: Jesus is the Son of God! We learned about Jesus’ encounter on the water with Peter through the storm on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 14:22-33). After a long day teaching near the Sea of Galilee, Jesus sent the disciples ahead of Him in a boat. Late at night there was a storm and the waves beat against the boat. The disciples saw Jesus walking to them on top of the water, and they were frightened. After Jesus identified Himself, Peter asked to come to Him on the water. Jesus said, “Come.” As Peter walked to Jesus, he became afraid and began to sink. Peter called out for Jesus to save him. Jesus reached out, caught hold of Peter, and got back in the boat with him. The wind immediately stopped, and the disciples proclaimed that Jesus really is the Son of God!
Day Four: Jesus is alive! We wrapped up the week talking about Jesus’ encounter at the tomb.On the third day after Jesus had died on a cross and been buried, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. As she approached the tomb, she saw that the stone had been rolled away. Mary went and told Peter and John who came to see for themselves. After Peter and John left, Mary looked into the tomb. She saw two angels. They asked why she was crying. A man standing nearby asked who she was looking for. Mary thought the man was the gardener, but when He said her name she recognized His voice. It was Jesus! He sent Mary to share the amazing new with His disciples.
What a great week of Vacation Bible School! Thank you to VBS leaders and support teams who made this week possible!