2019 VBS - Gospeltopia
Gospeltopia VBS - Your Adventure With Jesus Awaits!
The gospel is all about the Good News of what Jesus has done for us because of his great love. Kids will learn about how much God loves them, by exploring the jungle of Gospeltopia and meeting some of the animals that live there. The 5 animals they’ll encounter - Erika Elephant, Kevin Kangaroo, Larry Lion, Sam Sheep, and Gloria Giraffe - all have something special to teach kids about God’s love.
Gospeltopia 2019 VBS Overview
Memory Verse: "Here is how God showed his love among us. He sent his one and only Son into the world. He sent him so we could receive life through him." 1 John 4:9 NIRV
1. Elephant – Jesus Knows Me (And Loves Me Too!)
Scripture: Luke 19:1-10, Zacchaeus
Lesson for Day #1: Elephants must know a lot, because they say, “an elephant never forgets.” Jesus knows us completely, more than our friends or even our parents. Jesus knows that we’re not perfect and that we have made mistakes and sinned. But even though Jesus knows every wrong thing we’ve ever done, He still loves us and wants to be with us.
2. Kangaroo – Jesus Takes Care of Me
Scripture: Luke 8:22-25, Jesus Calms the Storm
Lesson for Day #2: The mommy kangaroo takes care of her little joey by keeping him nestled in her protective pouch. Jesus takes care of us. Even though storms may come our way, we can trust in Jesus. Because Jesus loves us and takes care of us, He wants us to ask Him to help us and save us.
3. Lion – Jesus is Strong
Scripture: John 11:17-44, Jesus Raises Lazarus
Lesson for Day #3: When we think of strength and power among the animals, we think of the mighty lion. Jesus is called “the lion of Judah” because he is fierce, strong and powerful. Because he loves us so much, Jesus uses his strength to help us. Jesus is strong enough to forgive our sins and save us from anything.
4. Sheep – Jesus Saves Us
Scripture: John 10:11-18, The Good Shepherd
Lesson for Day #4: Sheep need a strong and loving master, or they will easily go astray. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and we are his sheep. Jesus loves us so much, he laid down his life for us, dying on the cross for our sins. Our Good Shepherd, Jesus, has saved us from our sins, we just have to accept the gift of salvation.
5. Giraffe – Tell Others About Jesus
Scripture: Acts 8:26-39, Philip and the Ethiopian
Lesson for Day #5: On the giraffe, you can't miss the long and powerful neck; everywhere he goes, he's sticking his neck out. Jesus wants us to know his love and experience his forgiveness; and when we do, he wants us to share that Good News with other people. Once we’ve been saved, and we let Jesus take the lead in our life, the difference will be as obvious as the neck on a giraffe. That’s when we can tell people how amazing Jesus is and what He has done for us.
About This VBS:
- Animal themed, and 100% FREE!
- Perfect for kids ages 5-12
- 5-days of lessons and activities
- Includes large group activities and small group discussion
- This VBS program is an instant download
Each Lesson Includes:
- Make It Stick! Parent Sheets
- Lesson Snapshot
- Memory Verse
- Start The Day
- Skit or Puppet Show
- Large Group Lesson
- Outdoor Game
- Indoor Game
- Object Lesson
- Small Group Discussion
- Craft Activity
- PowerPoint Game