2016 Community VBS

Community VBS is Coming June 20-24!

VBS-2016-logoThis summer kids can be submerged in God's Word and discover that Jesus saw people differently. He didn't see just what was on the outside, but saw people for who they were on the inside, deep down. As kids learn to see themselves and others as Jesus sees them, they can realize that everyone needs a Savior—even those who look like they have it all together. They will discover that a relationship with Jesus Christ changes everything! Come join us! All you have to do is dive in! Kids will reinforce what they learn at the Observation Station by visiting: Deep Sea Misisons, Crafts, Recreation, Music, and Snacks.

CVBS Live Registration begins Sunday, May 8th, www.communityvbs.org  (20 per site maximum.) For more information or to volunteer, contact Janice Chipman at jlchipman@aol.com or 703-494-2931.

VBS Scripture—Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlating way. Psalm 139:23-24 (KIV)

Day 1: Jesus Saw Zacchaeus

When Jesus entered Jericho, a rich tax collector named Zacchaeus wanted to see Him. Jesus called Zacchaeus by name and told him that He would stay at his house that day. The people in the crowd complained, calling Zacchaeus a sinful man. Jesus saw Zacchaeus for who he really was–a man in need of salvation. Luke 19:1-10

Day 2: Jesus Saw the Woman at the Well

As Jesus traveled through Samaria, He sat down at a well to rest. A Samaritan woman, who many knew to be a sinner, came to the well for water. Jesus asked her for a drink and told her many things about her life. When she recognized that Jesus was the promised Messiah, she went back to town to tell everyone. Jesus saw the woman's true worth and offered her living water. John 4:1-42

Day 3: Jesus Saw Nicodemus

Nicodemus was a Pharisee or leader of the law. Although he seemed like a person who had all the right answers, he visited Jesus at night to ask questions. Jesus explained that unless someone is reborn, he cannot enter the kinghom of God. Nicodemus must have gotten the point because after Jesus' crucifixion, Nicodemus went with Joseph of Arimathea to prepare Jesus' body for burial. Jesus saw Nicodemus' need for a Savior. John 3:1-21, 19:38-42

Day 4: Jesus Saw a Blind Man

Jesus and His disciples passed a man who had been blind since birth. The disciples asked, "Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus explained that the man was not born blind because of sin, but his healing would bring glory to God. Jesus had compassion for the man and healed him. People saw the blind man's limitations, but Jesus saw a man with a purpose. John 9:1-41

Day 5: Jesus Saw the Children

Parents brough their children to Jesus, but the disciples tried to turn them away. Jesus told His disciples to allow the children to come to Him. Jesus explained that the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who welcome it with child-like acceptance. Jesus loved and accepted the children. Mark 10:13-16