Pack your bags and grab your gear, VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where an epic adventure of discovery awaits. Discover long-hidden treasures, amazing finds, and exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. They really happened.
At Destination Dig, kids will unearth more than just dirt. They’ll discover real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus. Stories from the Bible will leap off the pages as kids explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the world of the Bible to life. As junior archaeologists, kids will study tangible pieces of the past to learn the truth about who Jesus is and why He came. Along the way they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13 that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.
You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 (CSB)
Seek Truth! Find Jesus!
God sent Jesus to seek and save sinners. When we trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord, He forgives our sins and gives us eternal life.
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Day 1: Jesus Came as God Promised
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Was Born (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:18–2:6)
THE POINT: Jesus is the Savior God promised.
BONUS VERSE: For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us. Isaiah 9:6a
ARTIFACT: Pottery jars holding the Dead Sea Scrolls
Day 2: Jesus Demonstrated God’s Power
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Healed a Blind Man (Psalm 146:8; Isaiah 35:5-6a; John 9:1-41)
THE POINT: Jesus has the power God promised.
BONUS VERSE: If this man were not from God, he wouldn’t be able to do anything. John 9:33
ARTIFACT: Pool of Siloam
Day 3: Jesus Was Betrayed and Rejected
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Experienced Betrayal and Rejection (Psalm 41:9; Isaiah 53:3,7; John 13; 18:1– 19:16)
THE POINT: Jesus knew what would happen and still followed God’s plan.
BONUS VERSE: The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28
ARTIFACT: Caiaphas’ steps
Day 4: Jesus Died and Rose Again
BIBLE STORY: Jesus Is Alive (Isaiah 53:5,9-11; John 19:17–20:18)
THE POINT: Jesus fulfilled God’s plan to be our Savior.
BONUS VERSE: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.” John 11:25
ARTIFACT: Rolling grave stone
Day 5: The Bible Is True
BIBLE STORY: Philip Told the Good News (Isaiah 53:7-8; Acts 8:26-40)
THE POINT: The Bible is true and helps us tell others about Jesus.
BONUS VERSE: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. Romans 1:16
ARTIFACT: Qumran Scrolls
Worship Rally Dig Site
Bible Study Tent
Mess Tent Snacks
Desert Cave Music