2013 VBS Decorations: VBS Wall Banners

Six Wall Banners - The Mighty God VBS 2013
VBS WALL BANNERS

$59.95 – (Package of 6)

X82913 – *This is a non-returnable item – Limited quantities available

 

Decorate your classrooms with the 72″ x 40″ Wall Banners (one panel banners). Each banner has a medieval scene exhibiting the daily Bible lesson application. A sixth banner – a theme banner – is included in the set.

These scenes will add a medieval atmosphere to your VBS. Decorating will be easy with these six wall banners. For more decorating ideas, please visit our VBS website and our VBS Pinterest page.

You can leave comments about our VBS Wall Banners below or on our VBS Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Word from the VBS Craft Book Writer

Angela Crymes wrote the VBS Craft Book for VBS 2013, The Mighty God — God Leads Moses and Me.

Welcome to the Craft Shoppe where craft smiths will be hard at work. This week we will be focusing on how God worked in Moses’ life and how He works in a personal way in our lives. We will see that God loves us and has specific plans for our lives. He calls us to come to Him in repentance and put our faith in Him and what He did for us on the cross. He made salvation available to everyone. He saves people who turn to Him. We will also see that we can trust God to lead us in every area of our lives. He guides us in the direction He knows we need to go. He will give us direction through the Holy Spirit and His inspired Word. He cares for us and knows our needs. He is the One and only Mighty God who not only created us but cares about every detail of our lives.

The Craft Shoppe provides an opportunity to continue teaching the lessons that God is showing us in His Word. Our little craft smiths will be busy creating and having fun while seeds are being planted. The end result will be little reminders of what they have learned and tools that will help them share God with others. As we take a trip in the past, we will see how God is leading and directing our lives today.

 

2013 Craft Book with craft insertBefore you begin . . .

1. Spend time in prayer.

2. Read the Bible events for yourself. Take time to study each lesson text ahead of time.

3. Experiment with the crafts. See which crafts are best suited to you and your church.

4. Recruit help. This is not a one man job. You will need help with planning, organizing, and assisting the children with their crafts.

5. Prepare the room. You may want to put down tarps or plastic to protect the floor and work surfaces for some of the crafts. You will also have some crafts that require a sink or wet wipes for clean up. You may also want to bring a hair dryer to dry the painted crafts quickly.

6. Gather supplies early. If you wait until the last minute, you may not be able to find what you need in time.

7. Get organized. Things will flow much smoother if things are organized and ready to go for each class and lesson.

8. The patterns will be easier to use if they are copied onto cardstock rather than typing paper. This will make them a little more stiff and durable.

9. Look for ways to encourage and edify each child.

10. Be excited about God and the opportunity to serve Him. Your excitement will be contagious. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

 

 

CRAFTS FROM THE VBS CRAFT BOOK

 

 

 

A Word from the Writer of the Adult VBS Lessons

 

Gene Smith is the Writer of the Adult VBS Lessons

 

Lesson 1—God Loves Me

Setting:
The Nile River

Bible Event:
God loved Moses and had great plans for his life (Exodus 1:16, 17; 2:1-10).

Student Application:
Each student is special to God (Psalm 139:14, 16), and He has a special plan for each life that begins by realizing God’s love for the student (John 3:16) and the student’s need to believe in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-10).

Student Objective:
I am loved by God.

Lesson Purpose:
The student will understand that God loves him and has a great plan for his life.

 

Introduction

God loved Moses and had a great plan for his life. Likewise, every believer in Christ is special to God (Psalm 139:14). Moses gave us the first five books of the Old Testament, known as the Pentateuch. God allowed Moses to write the Pentateuch, which includes the book of Exodus.

Moses died at the age of one hundred twenty years, while “his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.” God referred to him as His faithful servant when he climbed Nebo’s lonely mountain. The Israelites wept for him in a valley in the land of Moab. Moses was the only man in the Bible to have God as his undertaker. (See Deuteronomy 34:1-8.)

Moses was special and his last days on earth were spent in intimate fellowship with God. God permitted no human to take part in his burial. However, the Israelites mourned for thirty days. The normal time for mourning a dead loved one was seven days. (See Genesis 50:10.) Centuries later, Moses appeared with Elijah at Christ’s transfiguration. (See Matthew 17:1-3.)

The Birth of Moses

Into the home of a devout couple of the tribe of Levi, a child was born. According to Pharaoh’s decree, that child should have been cast into the Nile River to perish. The parents, however, like the devout midwives who had defied the royal edict, determined to save the child. For three months Jochebed watched over her infant son, keeping him from prying eyes. She came to love him more and more each day. As the boy grew older, she knew that she could not keep her secret. Thus, she determined to save him by outwitting the king. Therefore, she placed him in an ark of bulrushes in the Nile River and trusted God to care for her child.

An older sister, by the name of Miriam, was watching the child in his floating bed when Pharaoh’s daughter came to the river to bathe and swim. Jochebed may have known the habits of the king’s daughter and trusted that her sympathy would be aroused by the helpless baby. According to her plans, when the princess saw the child, she determined to save him. When Miriam saw the princess’ interest, she offered to find a nurse to care for him. Miriam arranged for the baby’s mother to care for her own son with the blessing of Pharaoh’s daughter.

While there is no evidence to indicate the spot where the child was found, the general locale can be identified with little difficulty. It was near both the royal palace where Pharaoh’s daughter resided and the place where the Hebrews lived. The Bible describes it as the land of Goshen. (See Genesis 47:6, 11.) This limits the location to the eastern delta near Tanis or Bubastic.

The name, Moses, seems to be of Egyptian origin. Although the Hebrew form of this word is a play on words, signifying one who is drawn out of the water. (See Exodus 2:10; Acts 7:20-38; Hebrews 11:23-26.) However, when Moses was grown, he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.

The Early Life of Moses

It would take a volume in itself to fully expound the virtues of Moses—the historian, orator, statesman, legislator and patriot. A holy intimacy existed between God and this prophet (Deuteronomy 34:10) who was supernaturally guided and aided in his life and labors. It is, therefore, no wonder this mighty leader of the people of Israel is a favorite biblical hero to many people.

The Believer’s Separation from Worldliness

The believer in Christ is commanded to come out from the unbelievers and be a separated people. (See 2 Corinthians 6:17.) God does not mean that believers in Christ are to isolate themselves from all other people. As God’s children, our bodies become the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. We are to keep His dwelling place pure and clean from worldly and sinful attitudes and practices.

God’s Love for Moses

There is no doubt that God loved Moses and worked providentially to spare and prepare him for the great task God planned for him. When that precious newborn baby was placed in the handmade basket and placed among the reeds on the bank of the Nile, God was watching over him. It was no accident that the daughter of Pharaoh was nearby and saw the basket among the reeds, then reacted with compassion as she picked up the child. It was not a coincidence that Miriam just happened to be near enough, watching, to step up and volunteer her mother’s services as a nursemaid for him.

Jochebed was able to nurse and rear her son in the fear and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). Moses had the advantage of knowing and loving his father and mother and his siblings, Aaron and Miriam, as well as critical exposure to the true God of Israel. At the same time, he was brought up in the house of Pharaoh with all the privileges, education and connections that riches bring. God allowed Moses the best of both worlds. He knew what it was to be a God-fearing Hebrew, yet enjoyed the benefits of royalty. Stephen preached that Moses “was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds” (Acts 7:22).

The blessing of godly parents was also in the plan of God for Moses. The Bible states, “They were not afraid of the king’s commandments” (Hebrews 11:23). Even his parents knew God had special plans for Moses. God’s love for Moses, and His plan for him became fruitful as Moses grew and “by faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season” (verses 24, 25). The child, Moses, grew into a man of great conviction and compassion for his people.

God’s Love for You

We never know what God has in mind for the lives of newborns. Every great man or woman of God began as a little speck of life in his or her mother’s womb. All great leaders began their lives the same way, as helpless little babies.

One thing we know for sure is that God specially designs each child in the womb before he or she is born. The psalmist praised God because he was “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). He described the work of God in the unborn like this: “My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought. . . . Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them” (verses 15, 16).

Not all children achieve God’s plan for their lives. Though God loves everyone and desires each person to come to know Christ and serve Him, God will never force anyone against his will. Moses made the decision to turn from “the pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:25) and to follow “the reproach of Christ” (verse 26) with the people of God, “when he was come to years” (verse 24). He decided to follow the Lord’s will for his life because he considered God’s way to be “greater riches than the treasures in Egypt” (verse 26).

The Mighty God who made and loves you also wants to save and bless you. But God will not force His salvation upon you. Instead, He offers you His love and sacrifice for your life. The Memory Verse states, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). It is obvious that all are sinners. And the only remedy for sin is to accept God’s loving provision, the death of Christ. Admitting sins, believing in Christ and calling upon His name can result in your salvation today.

Moses was loved by God and chose to follow God’s great plan for his life. God loves you and proved it by sending His Son to die in your place. Will you choose to follow God’s great plan for your life?

 

Reflections

• From what tribe in Israel was Moses’ parents?

• What was Moses’ mother’s name?

• Where were they when Moses was born?

• What is the name of the river in Egypt to which they were close?

• Why should Christians be a separated people?

 

Adult VBS Lessons are provided for the adult class. The lessons cover the same Bible topics as the children and youth lessons, but on an adult level. Each lesson includes activities and questions to facilitate discussion.
Click here for more information about Adult VBS Lessons.

 

 

 

 

2013 VBS Decoration Set

The Mighty God VBSDecoration Set

$29.95

X84613

3 sheets – 40.5″ x 72.5″ each

Use the VBS Decoration Set to decorate bulletin boards, walls, doors, hallways and more! Three 40.5″ x 72.5″ sheets of time-saving decorations. Figures will need to be cut out. Figures can be attached to the large Styrofoam sheeting boards. These boards can be purchased at your local building materials store.

Click here for more VBS Decorating ideas.

 

 

 

 

VBS Music CD Samples Online

The Mighty God VBS MusicVBS Music CD

$8.80

Set the tone for the week with high energy songs that kids of all ages will enjoy singing. The VBS Music CD features tracks 1 – 6 with split track (instrument left and vocal right) and tracks 7 – 12 with instrument accompaniment only.

 

The Lesson and Music DVD features the VBS music sing-a-long choir videos with motions and Karaoke videos.

• The Great God(Theme Song)

• God Loves (Lesson 1)

• Yes Lord (Lesson 2)

• Jesus – God’s Perfect Lamb (Lesson 3)

• God Leads His Children (Lesson 4)

• Mighty God (Lesson 5)

 

Click here to go to the Media page for VBS Music Samples.

 

 

 

VBS T-Shirts – The Mighty God VBS 2013

VBS T-Shirt Blue - The Mighty God VBS 20132013 VBS T-Shirts

$9.95 – $11.95

All your children and workers will want a 2013 VBS T-shirt to wear at Vacation Bible School and beyond. The Mighty God logo is featured on the front and the Scripture text is on the back. These royal blue 100% preshrunk cotton t-shirts are machine washable.

 

 

$9.95 

X839XS13 – Youth XSmall

X839S13 – Youth Small

X839M13 – Youth Medium

X839L13 – Youth Large

X840S13 – Adult Small

X840M13 – Adult Medium

X840L13 – Adult Large

X840XL13 – Adult XLarge

 

$10.95

X8412X13 – Adult 2X Large

X8413X13 – Adult 3X Large

$11.95

X8414X13 – Adult 4X Large

 

 

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VBS Director’s Plan Book – VBS 2013

The Mighty God VBS 2013

Director’s Plan Book

$21.95

X83713 – *This is a non-returnable item

A 2″ x 10″ x 11.5″ 3-ring binder containing information and ideas for the director. This resource is indispensable in planning, promoting, organizing and executing an effective VBS.

The Director’s Plan Book includes information about: Lessons • Planning • Schedules • Recruiting • Decorating • Record Forms • Pledges • Song Lyrics

Resource CD includes:

Lesson Audio Tracks: The lesson audio tracks (MP3 format ) from the Lesson & Music DVD

Artwork: Jpeg files of the logos, various art pieces and classroom scenes, and Daily Icons (color and black/white)

PowerPoint Presentation: PowerPoint files of the Pledges and VBS Song lyrics

Reproducibles: Color and black/white pdfs of the following: Closing Program Invitaiton, Daily Attendance Form, Letterhead, Volunteer Form and much more