科林郡恩友堂暑期聖經營 2012 – Be Part of The Story!

Praise the Lord! Our VBS was a great success this year! Thank you soooo much to everyone who helped in any fashion, whether up front or behind the scenes, to make this year VBS happen!  We could not have done this without you.  Special thanks goes to all the youth helpers.  You guys did a great job! We are really PROUD of you!

Let us give praise to God for all the children (30+) who came to Christ during the week and for all the volunteers who sacrificed their time and allowed God to use them as a witness of His Son in our community.  May God continue to use you in the future.

Together we serve for God’s glory.

 

 

Choose Jesus

Today kids learned from the story of Doubting Thomas (John 20:19-29) that we can choose to be the blessed ones, who believe in Jesus without being able to see Him personally.  Even though we haven’t seen Jesus, yet we can choose to BELIEVE He is God’s promised Savior.  We can choose to ACT and follow Jesus’ example by caring for others.  We can choose FORGIVENESS and OBEY Jesus, even when it’s hard.  And we can choose JESUS, and ask Jesus to be our guide and help us with all our choices.

Kids learned that when we CHOOSE to believe that Jesus is God’s Son and that He died and rose again so that we could be forgiven, we can not only CHOOSE to become a member of God’s family and live with Him forever, but CHOOSE to become His disciples — choose JESUS!

Followings are the memory verses, the person of Christ, choices, and Bible aims kids in different groups learned today:

Primary YELLOW Group (K-1st graders)

Memory Verse
Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus died for us, but lives again and guides us every day.

My Choice
I can choose Jesus to be my guide every day.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that Thomas chose to serve Jesus after he saw Jesus was alive;
  2. IDENTIFY times in which kids can ask Jesus to help them make good choices;
  3. ASK Jesus to help guide his or her choices every day;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Middler Group (2nd-3rd graders)

Memory Verse
Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus died for us, but lives again and guides us every day.

My Choice
I can choose Jesus to be my guide every day.

Bible Aims:

  1. DISCOVER that Thomas chose to serve Jesus when He saw that He is alive;
  2. IDENTIFY situations in which kids might need Jesus to guide them in making good choices;
  3. ASK for Jesus’ guidance to make good choices;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Preteen Group (4th-5th graders)

Memory Verse
Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus died for us, but lives again and guides us every day.

My Choice
I can choose Jesus to be my guide every day.

Bible Aims:

  1. DESCRIBE how Thomas reacted when he saw that Jesus is alive;
  2. IDENTIFY ways that Jesus helps us to make good choices;
  3. ASK Jesus to guide him or her to make good choices;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

How Can Parents Participate in this Ministry?

You may continue to discuss about the story with your kid(s) when they get home.  Here are some questions for you to continue your faith talks with your kid(s):

1.    What do you think Thomas thought about his friends when they told him that Jesus was alive?

YES, He might think that they were crazy. How could someone die and come back to life?

2.    Read John 20:19-20 to find out why the disciples were so sure Jesus was alive.

YES, They’ve seen Jesus. They talked to Him and saw both His hands and His side.

3.    Let’s look at the Bible John 20:25 and see what did Thomas say when they told him that, “Jesus is alive!”

YES, he said, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

4.    We can see from the story that Jesus loved Thomas so much that He appeared to him so that he could believe that He was alive.  Jesus loved us too and He wants us to believe that He is alive!

5.    We can choose to be the blessed ones – those who choose to believe that Jesus has risen from the death and He is alive even though we have never seen Him!

Hope you and your kid(s) enjoy learning God’s Word together.

Parents please remind your kids to:

1) Wear their VBS’ t-shirts – we’ll be taking our group picture on Friday

2) Bring extra clothes and towel for water slides!

3) Bring their prize tickets for prize redemption. No replacement will be given if they don’t bring their tickets.

Parents you’re welcome to join us for dinner and have fun with the kids on our Parent’s Night started from 7.00-8.30pm.  Dinner will be served from 6.00-7.00pm and parents are welcome to view their kids’ art and craft works during this fellowship hour.

See you tomorrow!

Children are going to have so much fun at our inflatable theme park this year.  There are various of activities available in our park including obstacle courses, bounce house combo with basketball hoop and other inflatable games, water slides, face painting, entertainment shows, prize redemption, and so much more! You don’t want to miss them!

Choose to Obey

Today kids learned from the story of a rich young ruler that we can never be good enough or rich enough to EARN the salvation.  Salvation is a gift given by God.  We can never earn the salvation through being good or doing good works.

Kids learned that how hard it was for the rich young ruler to obey Jesus’ commandments completely — to sell everything he owned and give it to the poor. Kids learned from this lesson that Jesus wanted us to focus on Him, love and obey Him every day, even when it is hard — choose to obey.

Followings are the memory verses, the person of Christ, choices, and Bible aims kids in different groups learned today:

Primary YELLOW Group (K-1st graders)

Memory Verse
I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. (Psalm 119:60)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus wants us to obey Him in all our choices, not just when it’s easy.

My Choice
I can obey Jesus, even when it is hard.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that a rich young man chose to keep his money instead of following Jesus;
  2. DESCRIBE times when kids might find it hard to choose to obey Jesus.
  3. SELECT a command to obey this week;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Middler Group (2nd-3rd graders)

Memory Verse
I have considered my ways…I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. (Psalm 119:60)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus wants us to obey Him in all our choices, not just when it’s easy.

My Choice
I can obey Jesus, even when it is hard.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that a rich young ruler wanted to follow Jesus, but not if it meant giving up his riches;
  2. LIST and DISCUSS reasons why kids might find it hard to obey Jesus.
  3. ASK  Jesus for help to obey Him;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Preteen Group (4th-5th graders)

Memory Verse
I have considered my ways…I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. (Psalm 119:60)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus wants us to obey Him in all our choices, not just when it’s easy.

My Choice
I can obey Jesus, even when it is hard.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that a rich young ruler wanted to follow Jesus, but not if it meant giving up his riches;
  2. LIST and DISCUSS reasons why kids might find it hard to obey Jesus.
  3. ASK  Jesus for help to obey Him;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

How Can Parents Participate in this Ministry?

You may continue to discuss about the story with your kid(s) when they get home.  Here are some questions for you to continue your faith talks with your kid(s):

1.    The rich young ruler thought God must have blessed him with money because he was a good man and followed all of God’s rules.  Why do you think the young man was sad when Jesus asked him to sell everything he owned and give it to the poor?

YES, He loved his money and things more than he loved God. He couldn’t follow what Jesus told him this time i.e. to sell all he own and give the money to the poor.

2.    The rich young ruler had a BIG choice to make! This rule was too hard to follow, he thought. He walked away sadly.  Look at Luke 18:26-27 and see what did Jesus say when the disciples asked Him “Then who can be saved?”

YES, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.” So, from here we know that our God is so powerful that there is nothing impossible for Him.

3.    Jesus wanted the disciples to understand that they could never be good enough or rich enough to EARN the salvation. It is a gift from God. Only God can save and only God can help us obey Him, even when it’s hard.

Hope you and your kid(s) enjoy learning God’s Word together.

Choose Forgiveness

Today kids learned how a paralyzed man was helped by his friends to come to Jesus for healing and forgiveness of sins.  Kids learned that Jesus not only has the power to heal, but He has the power to forgive sins, which only God can do!  Through the story, kids recognize that Jesus is God Himself whom we can ask to forgive our sins — choose forgiveness.

Kids also learned to follow the example of those four friends to help others to come to Jesus for healing and forgiveness of sins.

Followings are the memory verses, the person of Christ, choices, and Bible aims kids in different groups learned today:

Primary YELLOW Group (K-1st graders)

Memory Verse
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins. (1 John1:9)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus will forgive us if we ask Him to.

My Choice
I can ask Jesus to forgive me.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that when a paralyzed man met Jesus, the man was not only healed but forgiven;
  2. IDENTIFY times that kids need to ask Jesus for forgiveness.
  3. ASK Jesus to forgive the wrong things he or she has done;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Middler Group (2nd-3rd graders)

Memory Verse
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John1:9)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus will forgive us if we ask Him to.

My Choice
I can ask Jesus to forgive me.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that when a paralyzed man met Jesus, the man was not only healed but forgiven;
  2. LIST AND DISCUSS steps to forgiveness.
  3. ASK Jesus to forgive his or her sins;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Preteen Group (4th-5th graders)

Memory Verse

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John1:9)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus will forgive us if we ask Him to.

My Choice
I can ask Jesus to forgive me.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that when a paralyzed man met Jesus, the man was not only healed but forgiven;
  2. LIST AND DISCUSS steps to forgiveness.
  3. ASK Jesus to forgive his or her sins;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

How Can Parents Participate in this Ministry?

You may continue to discuss about the story with your kid(s) when they get home.  Here are some questions for you to continue your faith talks with your kid(s):

1.    What did his friends do to get him to Jesus?

YES, they removed the roof and dug a hole in the roof! They let down the pallet.  Isn’t that amazing?

 2.    What did Jesus mean when He said “Your sins are forgiven?” Do you know that only God can forgive sins?

YES, it shows us that Jesus is God!

 3.    Jesus knew what those leaders were thinking about Him so He asked them “Is it harder to heal a man or to forgive his sins?” What do you think? Which is easier?

Let your kid(s) think through the question.

 4.    Jesus proved to them that He had the authority to do both i.e. to forgive sins and to make the man walk.  Let’s look at Mark 2:10 and see what did Jesus say.

YES, He said that “So that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” The “Son of Man” is another name of Jesus.

So you can see that this man was not only healed, but his sins were forgiven.  

Jesus is the Savior – the One who heals and forgives sins!

Hope you and your kid(s) enjoy learning God’s Word together.

Choose to Act

Today kids learned that Jesus not only cares for those who are lovely, but also those who are sick, lonely, and rejected by others.  No one cared about the lepers, but Jesus did!  Through the story, children learned how to follow Jesus’ example to care for those in need — choose to act.

Kids also learned about the different responses people have from receiving God’s love —  out of the ten lepers healed by Jesus, only one came back and gave thanks to Him.  They learned that it is our faith that determines how we would response to God’s love.  Finally, they learned to response to God’s love and give thanks to Jesus for dying on the cross for our sins so that we can be saved.

Followings are the memory verses, the person of Christ, choices, and Bible aims kids in different groups learned today:

Primary YELLOW Group (K-1st graders)

Memory Verse
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
(1 John3:18)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus cares about each person, not just those whom everyone likes.

My Choice
I can follow Jesus’ example by caring for others.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that 10 men discovered that Jesus cared about them, even when no one else did;
  2. DESCRIBE ways kids can follow Jesus’ example by caring for others.
  3. THANK Jesus for caring about him or her and ask for Jesus’ help to show care to others through his or her actions;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Middler Group (2nd-3rd graders)

Memory Verse
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
(1 John3:18)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus cares about each person, not just those whom everyone likes.

My Choice
I can follow Jesus’ example by caring for others.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that 10 men discovered that Jesus cared about them, even when no one else did;
  2. IDENTIFY actions that show love and care for others.
  3. ASK Jesus to help him or her show care to everyone, not just those whom everyone likes;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Preteen Group (4th-5th graders)

Memory Verse
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
(1 John3:18)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus cares about each person, not just those whom everyone likes.

My Choice
I can follow Jesus’ example by caring for others.

Bible Aims:

  1. DESCRIBE how 10 men responded to Jesus’ care for them, even though others didn’t care for them;
  2. IDENTIFY situations in which kids can follow Jesus’ example by caring for others..
  3. ASK Jesus to help him or her show care to everyone, not just those whom everyone likes;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

How Parents Can Participate in this ministry?

You may continue to discuss about the story with your kid(s) when they get home.  Here are some questions for you to continue your faith talks with your kid(s):

1.    Why do you think those lepers (sick men) stood at a distance from the crowd?

YES, people were afraid of them, they were not allowed by law to come near to the crowd because others might get the disease.

2.    Do you think those 10 sick men knew that Jesus cared about them even though no one else did?

YES, they knew that Jesus cared about them that’s why they shouted at Him

 3.    How did they response when Jesus asked them to go and show to the priest when they still had sores on their skin?

YES, they chose to believe in Jesus that He had the power to heal them so that they ran to the priest even though there were still sores on their skin.

 4.    Why do you think that one man ran back to Jesus?

YES, He wanted to thank Him for healing him.

 5.    So, how should we respond to Jesus for caring about us?

YES, we should THANK God for caring about us.

 6.     Do you think we have to care for others like Jesus if we said we believe in Him?

Let your kids express themselves.

Hope you and your kid(s) enjoy learning God’s Word together.

Choose to Believe

Today kids learned about how a blind man was healed by Jesus and why he chose to believe that Jesus is the Savior God had promised to send.  Through the story, kids identified what Jesus did demonstrated that He is the Savior God has sent to save the world. They not only learned to thank God for sending His Son to be our Savior, they also learned to make the right choice in their life — choose to believe Jesus is the Savior and God Himself, who has the power to save us from the wages of our sins.

Followings are the memory verses, the person of Christ, choices, and Bible aims kids in different groups learned today:

Primary YELLOW Group (K-1st graders)

Memory Verse
The Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. (1 John 4:14)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the Savior that God promised to send.

My Choice
I can believe that Jesus is the Savior God promised to send.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that a blind man was healed by Jesus and chose to believe that Jesus is the Savior.
  2. IDENTIFY what Jesus did to show that He is the Savior.
  3. THANK God for Jesus His Son, and for sending Him to be our Savior;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Middler Group (2nd-3rd graders)

Memory Verse
The Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. (1 John 4:14-15)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the Savior that God promised to send.

My Choice
I can believe that Jesus is the Savior God promised to send.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that a blind man was healed by Jesus and chose to believe that Jesus is the Savior.
  2. LIST and DISCUSS reasons we can know that Jesus is God’s promised Savior.
  3. THANK Jesus that He is our Savior and that by believing in Him, we can be members of God’s family;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

Preteen Group (4th-5th graders)

Memory Verse
The Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. (1 John 4:14-15)

Who is Jesus?
Jesus is the Savior that God promised to send.

My Choice
I can believe that Jesus is the Savior God promised to send.

Bible Aims:

  1. TELL that a blind man was healed by Jesus and chose to believe that Jesus is the Savior.
  2. EXAMINE evidence that shows Jesus is God’s promised Savior.
  3. THANK Jesus that He is our Savior and that by believing in Him, we can be members of God’s family;
  4. CHOOSE to receive God’s forgiveness and to become a member of God’s family, as the Holy Spirit leads.

How Parents Can Participate in this ministry?

You may continue to discuss about the story with your kid(s) when they get home.  Here are some questions for you to continue your faith talks with your kid(s):

1. Do you think that the blind man chose to believe Jesus is the Savior who can heal him when he walked to the pool?

YES, that’s why he walked (he acted out his faith) to the pool as Jesus commanded him to do.

2. Can you tell me what Jesus did in this story that shows us He is the Savior, the One who can save us?

He healed the man who was born blind – that only God can do!

3.    So, how should we respond to God for sending His only Son to the world to become our Savior?

YES, we should THANK God for sending Jesus, His only Son, to be our Savior.  He has saved us from our sins so that we won’t be punished.

Hope you and your kid(s) enjoy learning God’s Word together.

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