TREASURED VBS 2021

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Day 1 – God Knows You!

Hello Parents and disciples who are making disciples! Today your child discovered that God knows them truly and deeply. What a great foundational concept for our children to learn! Here is how you can keep this conversation going at home!

Today in the Bible Room!

Today in the Bible Room, your child learned about the story in 1 Samuel 16:1-13. In this story God chose David as the next King, because God Knows David! The memory verse for today is Psalm 139:1!

“O Lord, you have examined my heart, and know everything about me.”

Below, you can read the whole Bible story and watch a version of the Story from Group Publishing!

Tonight, try reading this story or Bible verse together as a family! Expand for the full story!

Samuel Anoints David to Be Israel’s King (1 Samuel 16:1-13, NIrV)

16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you be filled with sorrow because of Saul? I have refused to have him as king over Israel. Fill your animal horn with olive oil and go on your way. I am sending you to Jesse in Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”

But Samuel said, “How can I go? Suppose Saul hears about it. Then he’ll kill me.”

The Lord said, “Take a young cow with you. Tell the elders of Bethlehem, ‘I’ve come to offer a sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice. Then I will show you what to do. You must anoint for me the one I point out to you.”

Samuel did what the Lord said. He arrived at Bethlehem. The elders of the town met him. They were trembling with fear. They asked, “Have you come in peace?”

Samuel replied, “Yes, I’ve come in peace. I’ve come to offer a sacrifice to the Lord. Set yourselves apart to him and come to the sacrifice with me.” Then he set Jesse and his sons apart to the Lord. He invited them to the sacrifice.

When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab. He thought, “This has to be the one the Lord wants me to anoint for him.”

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider how handsome or tall he is. I have not chosen him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outside of a person. But the Lord looks at what is in the heart.”

Then Jesse called for Abinadab. He had him walk in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord hasn’t chosen him either.” Then Jesse had Shammah walk by. But Samuel said, “The Lord hasn’t chosen him either.” 10 Jesse had seven of his sons walk in front of Samuel. But Samuel said to him, “The Lord hasn’t chosen any of them.” 11 So he asked Jesse, “Are these the only sons you have?”

“No,” Jesse answered. “My youngest son is taking care of the sheep.”

Samuel said, “Send for him. We won’t sit down to eat until he arrives.”

12 So Jesse sent for his son and had him brought in. He looked very healthy. He had a fine appearance and handsome features.

Then the Lord said, “Get up and anoint him. This is the one.”

13 So Samuel got the animal horn that was filled with olive oil. He anointed David in front of his brothers. From that day on, the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully on David. Samuel went back to Ramah.

Take Home Activities

Pull out your Take-Home activities and do them as a family! Email kids@bctulsa.com pictures of your family having a blast together.

1.) Decoder Wheel: As a family you can decode the messages we made for you, make up your own codes, and create messages to send to one another.

2.) Tagged as Treasure: Tagged as Treasure is a game you can play as a family, instructions are included in your take-home packet.

KidVid with Sam!

With KidVid, you get to “meet” five real kids who know how priceless they are to God. Meet Sam! He’s a puzzle pro who can look at a confusing contraption and figure it out…fast! Sam knows that he’s no puzzle to God, because God knows everything about him.

Day 2 – God Hears You!

Hello Parents and disciples who are making disciples! Today your child discovered that God knows them truly and deeply. What a great foundational concept for our children to learn! Here is how you can keep this conversation going at home!

Today in the Bible Room!

Today in the Bible Room, your child learned about the story where David escapes from King Saul and writes psalms to God in 1 Samuel 23:1-14, and Psalm 86

The memory verse for today is Psalm 116:1

“I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.”

Below, you can read the whole Bible story and watch a version of the Story from Group Publishing!

Tonight, try reading this story or Bible verse together as a family! Expand for the full story!

David Saves the People of Keilah (1 Samuel 23:1-14, NIrV)

23 David was told, “The Philistines are fighting against the town of Keilah. They are stealing grain from the threshing floors.” So he asked the Lord for advice. He said, “Should I go and attack those Philistines?”

The Lord answered him, “Go and attack them. Save Keilah.”

But David’s men said to him, “We’re afraid here in Judah. Suppose we go to Keilah and fight against the Philistine army. Then we’ll be even more afraid.”

Once again David asked the Lord what he should do. The Lord answered him, “Go down to Keilah. I am going to hand the Philistines over to you.” So David and his men went to Keilah. They fought against the Philistines and carried off their livestock. David wounded and killed large numbers of Philistines. And he saved the people of Keilah. Abiathar, the son of Ahimelek, had brought down the sacred linen apron with him from Nob. He did it when he ran away to David at Keilah.

Saul Chases David

Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah. He said, “God has handed him over to me. David has trapped himself by entering a town that has gates with metal bars.” So Saul brought together all his soldiers to go to battle. He ordered them to go down to Keilah. He told them to surround David and his men. He told them to get ready to attack them.

David learned that Saul was planning to attack him. So he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the linen apron.” 10 Then David said, “Lord, you are the God of Israel. I know for sure that Saul plans to come to Keilah. He plans to destroy the town because of me. 11 Will the citizens of Keilah hand me over to him? Will Saul come down here, as I’ve heard he would? Lord, you are the God of Israel. Please answer me.”

The Lord said, “He will come down.”

12 Again David asked, “Will the citizens of Keilah hand me and my men over to Saul?”

And the Lord said, “They will.”

13 So David and his men left Keilah. The total number of them was about 600. They kept moving from place to place. Saul was told that David had escaped from Keilah. So he didn’t go there.

14 Sometimes David stayed in places of safety in the desert. At other times he stayed in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul looked for him. But God didn’t hand David over to him.

Psalm 86 (NIrV)

A prayer of David.

Lord, hear me and answer me.
    I am poor and needy.
Keep my life safe, because I am faithful to you.
    Save me, because I trust in you.
    You are my God.
Lord, have mercy on me.
    I call out to you all day long.
Bring joy to me.
    Lord, I put my trust in you.

Lord, you are forgiving and good.
    You are full of love for all who call out to you.
Lord, hear my prayer.
    Listen to my cry for mercy.
When I’m in trouble, I will call out to you.
    And you will answer me.

Lord, there’s no one like you among the gods.
    No one can do what you do.
Lord, all the nations you have made
    will come and worship you.
    They will bring glory to you.
10 You are great. You do wonderful things.
    You alone are God.

11 Lord, teach me how you want me to live.
    Do this so that I will depend on you, my faithful God.
Give me a heart that doesn’t want anything
    more than to worship you.
12 Lord my God, I will praise you with all my heart.
    I will bring glory to you forever.
13 Great is your love for me.
    You have kept me from going down into the place of the dead.

14 God, proud people are attacking me.
    A gang of mean people is trying to kill me.
    They don’t care about you.
15 But Lord, you are a God who is tender and kind.
    You are gracious.
You are slow to get angry.
    You are faithful and full of love.
16 Come to my aid and have mercy on me.
    Show your strength by helping me.
    Save me because I serve you just as my mother did.
17 Prove your goodness to me.
    Then my enemies will see it and be put to shame.
    Lord, you have helped me and given me comfort.

Take Home Activities

Pull out your Take-Home activities and do them as a family! Email kids@bctulsa.com pictures of your family having a blast together.

1.) Craft Stick Harmonica: Using the materials in your take-home kit, your family can make a harmonica! Instructions are included. This is a great way to talk about how God hears the voices and prayers of your kiddos!

KidVid with John!

John can’t hear with his ears, but some friends helped him discover he can hear—and speak—with his hands! John is learning that God hears him, too—no matter what.

Day 3 – God Comforts You!

Hello Parents and disciples who are making disciples! Today your child discovered that God comforts them when things get scary, hard, and sad! Here is how you can keep this conversation going at home!

Today in the Bible Room!

Today in the Bible Room, your child learned about the story where God reassures King Hezekiah when his kingdom is in danger in 2 Kings 18:5–19:34.

The memory verse for today is 2 Corinthians 1:4!

“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.”

Below, you can read the whole Bible story and watch a version of the Story from Group Publishing!

Tonight, try reading this story or Bible verse together as a family! Expand for the full story!

Take Home Activities

Pull out your Take-Home activities and do them as a family! Email kids@bctulsa.com pictures of your family having a blast together.

1.) Pop up Toy: Flip the toy your child went home with inside out, put it on the ground and wait for it to pop up! This can be scary because we don’t know when it will happen, but God comforts us.

2.) Pillow Fort: put on your coziest PJ’s, grab your fluffiest blanket and build a pillow fort as a family. This is what is feels like when God comforts us!

KidVid with Comfort Crew!

When people had to stay home because of COVID-19, lots of kids and their families jumped in with fun, surprising ways to comfort others.

Day 4 – God Forgives You!

Hello Parents and disciples who are making disciples! Today your child discovered that God forgives them, no matter what. Today, some of your kids might have made a special decision to follow Jesus and receive His forgiveness, today would be a great day to ask them about this. Here is how you can keep this conversation going at home!

Today in the Bible Room!

Today in the Bible Room, your child learned about the story where Jesus forgives Peter for denying him in John 18:1-21:19.

The memory verse for today is Nehemiah 9:17 !

“But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love.”

Below, you can read the whole Bible story and watch a version of the Story from Group Publishing!

Tonight, try reading this story or Bible verse together as a family! Expand for the full story!

Take Home Activities

Pull out your Take-Home activities and do them as a family! Email kids@bctulsa.com pictures of your family having a blast together.

Today, the take-home VBS activities you can do as a family are:

1.) Fidget Spinner Optical Illusion: Add an optical illusion sheet to the fidget spinner to see how things can look different from different perspectives

2.) Land the Flip: Land the Flip is a game you can play as a family, instructions are included in your take-home bag.

KidVid with Timonthy and Phillip!

Timothy and Phillip learned about forgiveness when Timothy broke one of Phillip’s new Lego toys.

Day 5 – God Chooses You!

Hello Parents and disciples who are making disciples! Today your child discovered that God chooses them! Not only does God love your child, but God also made your child to do unique things only he or she can do – and God will choose your child throughout their life to do those things! Here is how you can keep this conversation going at home!

Today in the Bible Room!

Today in the Bible Room, your child learned about the story where God chooses Esther to save her people in Esther 2-8.

The memory verse for today is Isaiah 43:1!

“I have called you by name, you are mine.”

Below, you can read the whole Bible story and watch a version of the Story from Group Publishing!

Tonight, try reading this story or Bible verse together as a family! Expand for the full story!

Take Home Activities

Pull out your Take-Home activities and do them as a family! Email kids@bctulsa.com pictures of your family having a blast together.

Today, the take-home VBS activities you can do as a family are:

1.) VBS Photo frame: Use the frame and the photo of your child taken at VBS to decorate a VBS memory frame!

KidVid with Genevieve!

Although Genevieve works hard to be chosen for a future Olympic swim team, she knows that God chooses her for his family…no matter what!

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