Bible Point: Jesus’ power helps us do hard things.
Bible Verse: For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
Bible Buddy: Ramsey the Big Horn Sheep
1. Sing and Play on ZOOM
Get your dancing shoes ready, and click here at 10:15am to join in the fun!
Meeting ID: 813 4398 5686
Meeting Password: VBS2020
2. Bible Discovery
Pull out your Tracking with Jesus Bible Book and follow along as we read the story of Ananais. In today’s story, we learn how Ananias helps Saul – even though he is scared. Want even more detail? You can read the full passage in Acts 9:1-9 in your own bible at home!
Click HERE to have the story read to you, read it yourself, or have someone in your household read to you.
3. Imagination Station
Try to keep your Off-Rail Rollers on track, and remember that Jesus’ power helps us do hard things! For an added challenge, draw a track on the back of Ramsey’s coloring sheet, and try to see if your Off-Rail Roller can ride *your* rail track!
4. Chew-Chew Station
Take a break from playing with your Off-Rail Roller, and make this rail-way snack! Today we’ll be making railway tracks and ties. Wooden railroad ties can weigh up to 300 pounds each, and they must be placed first to build a strong railroad. Our snack railroad reminds us we sometimes have to do a hard thing first to put us on track to what’s best—and Jesus can help us. Today’s Bible verse, Philippians 4:13, says, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
5. Locomotion Games
Let’s play a game called Coal Tender. Steam engines are powered by coal, and the coal tender is a person who has to continually shovel coal into the engine to create the energy needed to make the train move. Today, we’re going to be coal tenders and shovel our coal into the train’s engine!
After you play: Was it hard to get your coal into the engine? It was hard for us. Sometimes, life can be hard. But, we know that Christ gives us strength no matter what the challenge ahead of us is – and that Jesus’ power helps us do hard things. TRUST JESUS!
6. KidVid Cinema
Meet Dominic, who relies on Jesus’ power to take a tough karate test, after failing many times. Was there a time you had to “dig deep” and trust Jesus to help you succeed at something?
7. Optional Enrichment Activities
- Watch the Bible Stories Cartoon of how Ananias helped Paul
- Meet Ramsey, the Big Horn Ram
- Learn more about Big Horn Rams in the Big Horn Bash by National Geographics
- Watch a YouTube video on how *real* railways were built in the 1800’s
- Craft your own Thumbprint Railway Train
- Print extra Train Tracks (as used during ZOOM session)
- Print extra Ramsey Coloring Pages
8. Dance and Sing Along!
We love singing and dancing to our favorite VBS songs, and know you do, too! Here are YouTube videos of some of the VBS songs from this year: