Look up—way up. That’s where we’re headed. Where I-beams float effortlessly high overhead, carefully guided into place by powerful machinery. Where steel and glass converge in a colossal design that appears to almost touch the sky. These magnificent structures were elaborately designed and intricately built. Yet they all began the same way—with concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes; and most importantly, a solid foundation. This summer, kids will grab their hard hats and head out to the construction site to discover that skyscrapers aren’t the only things that need a rock solid foundation.
During VBS, kids will discover that Jesus’ love provides a foundation that will last. When the storms of life come, they’ll need the One who will be with them to the end of the age. When anxiety sets in, they’ll need the assurance that true worth comes from being a child of God, not from what other people think about them. When they feel unworthy, they can remember that Jesus loved them enough to die for them. They’ll learn to be wise builders who continue in what they’ve learned and firmly believe. And they will discover that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion. We’re all a work in progress. Life is a hard hat zone. But just wait ‘til you see what God will do!
I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 (CSB)
Jesus! Our strong foundation!
The foundation of the gospel is faith. Jesus lived a perfect life and died the death we deserve. By grace, God saves everyone who trusts in Jesus as Savior and Lord.
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Day 1: Foundation of Love
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Chose Matthew (Matthew 9:9-13)
THE POINT: Jesus chooses to love me. I can’t earn it.
BONUS VERSE: As the Father has loved me, I have also loved you. Remain in my love. John 15:9
Day 2: Foundation of Forgiveness
BIBLE STORY: Paul’s Redemption (Acts 26:1-29 )
THE POINT: Jesus loves me regardless of my sin.
BONUS VERSE: But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Day 3: Foundation of Worth
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Prayed in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46)
THE POINT: Jesus chose to die for me.
BONUS VERSE: No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
Day 4: Foundation of Promise
BIBLE STORY: Jesus’ Resurrection and Promise (Matthew 28:1-10,16-20)
THE POINT: Jesus will always love me.
BONUS VERSE: And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20b
Day 5: Foundation for Life
BIBLE STORY: Wise and Foolish Builders (Matthew 7:24-29)
THE POINT: Jesus’ love is the foundation for the rest of my life.
BONUS VERSE: But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed. You know those who taught you.
2 Timothy 3:14