Forgive my being a day late on the VBS post. Yesterday was a great day. It was a day that we really emphasize the gospel and what it means to the VBS'ers.
In the morning worship rally, we talked about God being the king over everything. We also talked about the fact that we often say "no" to the king, even though He loves us. We also realized that God is right for punishing us for doing wrong, saying "no" to Him, and sinning. But, then we got to the GOOD NEWS that Jesus has come to rescue us from our punishment and our sin by dying on the cross. We stressed that we have to be sorry for our sin, and thank God for what Jesus has done for us, and ask Him to forgive us and help us live our lives with Jesus as our king.
In the Bible study time, our leaders went over this again as well, and many kids responded with questions, and a desire to know more. Some of the VBS'ers told their leaders that they had trusted in Jesus for their salvation, so we are following up with them.
We want to be careful not to give them false assurance, but to work hard to lay a good foundation for their faith! I would ask for you to pray for those who will follow up with them.