Calvary Christian Church

Vacation Bible School 2016

Welcome to Ocean Commotion! At this monumental Vacation Bible School program, your kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own.

Along the way, they’ll uncover earthly lessons from the Flood: how all the animals fit on the Ark, how the Flood covered the whole Earth, and how we can still see the effects of this Flood today. They’ll also learn that the flood legends from around the world are based on the true account in Genesis!

 

Every day, our kids are challenged to stand for God in their schools, among their friends, in our culture . . . no matter what. And they’re bombarded with the lie that God’s Word isn’t true when it talks about earthly things (rocks, fossils), so it can’t be trusted to tell the truth about spiritual things. This is a lie!

You see, Noah experienced the same challenges during the time of the great Flood thousands of years ago. Yet, by God’s grace, he was able to Stand for God, Obey God, Trust God, Thank God, and Fear God . . . no matter what. The biggest watery catastrophe the world has ever known happened during his lifetime. But through it all, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

 

Prepare for a boatload of excitement at Ocean Commotion, VBS for 2016!

 

DAY 1: STAND FOR GOD!

BIBLE PASSAGES
Genesis 1–3; Genesis 6:5–9

LESSON FOCUS
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us stand for Him.

LIFELINE VERSE
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
Before the Flood: Wow! Were people really that smart back then?

SUNSATIONAL SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: Rain Cloud in a Bottle
Main Craft: Lone Lighthouse

SPLISH! SPLASH! GAMES
Whale of a Problem; Octo-Ball

SEASIDE SNACKS
Pail of Whales; “Fish” Chips and Dip

COOL CONTESTS
Goldfish Guess

DAY 2: OBEY GOD!

BIBLE PASSAGES
Genesis 6:9–22

LESSON FOCUS
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us obey Him, no matter what.

LIFELINE VERSE
If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
Preparing for the Flood: Hmm. It’s a big boat, but still, how did everything fit?

SUNSATIONAL SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: Sink or Float
Main Craft: Awesome Ark or Awesome Ark Hat

SPLISH! SPLASH! GAMES
Two-of-a-Kind Relays; Match Mates

SEASIDE SNACKS
Fan-“sea” Floats; Bite-a-Boats

COOL CONTESTS
Ocean Commotion Art

DAY 3: TRUST GOD!

BIBLE PASSAGES
Genesis 7

LESSON FOCUS
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us trust Him with our lives. (Gospel day!)

LIFELINE VERSE
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
The Flood: Yikes! Was water really everywhere?

SUNSATIONAL SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: Mini Volcanoes
Craft: Seashell Cross

SPLISH! SPLASH! GAMES
Water World; Animal Antics

SEASIDE SNACKS
Lifesaver Rings (Versions 1, 2, or 3)

COOL CONTESTS
Animal Dress Up Day

DAY 4: THANK GOD!

BIBLE PASSAGES
Genesis 8

LESSON FOCUS
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us thank Him in everything.

LIFELINE VERSE
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
End of the Flood: Whoa! What happened to this planet?

SUNSATIONAL SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: Fossil Finds
Craft: Ocean of Thanks Box

SPLISH! SPLASH! GAMES
Team Raven/Team Dove; Fossil Fun

SEASIDE SNACKS
Cornucopia of Thanks (Versions 1 or 2)

COOL CONTESTS
Scripture Look Up: Thankful Verses

DAY 5: FEAR GOD!

BIBLE PASSAGES
Genesis 9:1–17

LESSON FOCUS
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us take Him seriously.

LIFELINE VERSE
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord. Psalm 112:1

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
After the Flood: Hey! Why do different cultures have similar Flood stories?

SUNSATIONAL SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Experiment: Rainbow Fun
Craft: Rainbow Wind Catcher or Bird Feeder

SPLISH! SPLASH! GAMES
Obsta-Cool Water Course; Rainbow Soccer

SEASIDE SNACKS
Promise Pops; Rainbow Fruit Cups