Here are some of my favorite bible verses I learned from V.B.S through the years.
John 14:1-2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths.
1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
The wordless book is a great witnessing tool for you to use. Here’s how it goes.
Have you ever seen a book like this? Whats different about it? It has no words or pictures.
Let me start with my favorite page the gold page. What does gold remind you of? Maybe jewelry or money. Did you know there is a street made of gold in heaven? What do you think people might want to do to it? Steal it probably, right? But stealing is a sin and that is something that can’t be in heaven.
And sin reminds me of the dark page. We all have sinned you, me , and everyone the bible says! It says in Romans 3:23 For ALL have sinned. It says in Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death. Death! But God has made a way that we can choose to believe in to not have the punishment of death.
And that reminds me of the red page. Jesus shed his blood for you on the cross.He never sinned not once! He willingly died and rose again for you and me so we won’t have to have eternal death. And if we believe in Jesus and call on his name we won’t have eternal death.
And that reminds me of the clean page. If we believe in Jesus and call on his name then we are washed as white as snow. Now here are the steps to getting saved…
A- Admit you are a sinner and that you can’t save yourself
B- Believe that Jesus died and rose again on the third day for you.
C- Choose to believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
If you have believed in Jesus than there are five ways to grow.
And that reminds me of the green page. Pray- talk to God everyday, Read- his word and obey (the bible), Go- to church and Sunday school, and Give- your time and money to the Lord’s work.
An Easter post is coming on the Friday before Easter. Now, we all should know that Easter is not about eggs, or candy, or the (make believe) easter bunny. It is about Jesus! We celebrate Jesus rising from the grave on Easter! It is okay to decorate with bunnies and collect eggs. But, remember Jesus is why we celebrate Easter. That is what Easter is all about!
Here are two different activities you can do to. They all have something to do with Jesus!
The first one is called a Confetti Egg. You crack a small hole in the top of the egg, then you turn it upside down and drain the yolk out (I would suggest that you scramble, sunny side up , fry etc. the eggs the next day to avoid wasting them.) Then stuff them as much as you can with confetti without breaking them. Put a piece of tissue paper on top of the hole in the egg. On Easter morning crack it open and say “Happy Resurrection Day” We love you Jesus!” Then go enjoy the Easter service at your church!
The second is called the Resurrection Eggs. Every Easter my family opens each one of the eggs and we read about what is inside of it. Each color egg has a different object inside telling the Easter story. From when Jesus rode into town on the donkey to when his rose from the grave!
Remember Easter is about Jesus not about bunnies, or eggs, or candy. It is okay to decorate with those things and collect eggs. But, remember Jesus is why we celebrate Easter. That is what Easter is all about!
Yesterday was Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is one week before Easter or also know as Resurrection Day. Palm Sunday is when Jesus went into Jerusalem riding on a donkey.
Hundreds of people lay down their cloaks and the palm branches from the trees onto the ground. They shouted “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” There was such a ruckus that the Pharisees came out to see what was going on.
28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olive, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them.33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
Wow, the stones would cry out! Even the stones know who Jesus is.
Have you ever happened to see a donkey’s back? It has a cross on it. From the littlest donkeys, to the oldest, they all have crosses. It didn’t get that cross because it carried a cross, or any other fairy tale or fable that talks about it. It got the cross from one person, Jesus Christ the Son of God!
Please join us on Sunday, March 8 at 5:30 pm for Bible Drill. After you hear children, youth, and high schoolers say the verses and look up the books of the bible in ten seconds, join us in a fellowship meal afterwards.
Bible Drill is a Bible Scripture Memorization Program. Children learn verses, key passages, and the Books of the Bible. They are challenged to locate these scriptures in their Bible in a 10 second time block.
In 2014, we had a group of Youth Bible Drillers who also learned verses, key passages, Books of the Bible and Doctrine Scriptures. These drillers were challenged to locate these scriptures in 8 seconds.We also had one High School Bible Driller!
But, we have already our verses and our key passages. So now it is time to drill!
Join us for Bible Drill at 5:30-6:45 at (every second Sunday we don’t have it)
Bible Drill is where kids preschool – high school learn Bible verses and learn how to look up the books of the Bible in there Bible fast! and then 3rd graders and up get to drill.(that’s where they have to recite there Bible verses from memory and have to look up the books of the in a number of seconds in front of judges!) But don’t worry it is not nerve racking because I am a Bible Driller myself and its easy to learn Gods word and if I get nervous I pray and ask God to help me! If you have any questions about Bible Drill or how to get involved with Bible Drill just call (910) 385-6545 or visit http://www.elizabethmbc.com