Mr. Dozat’s insight for this issue of BIBLE TIME FUN!
I am grateful and joyful to share this issue with you. It has many beautiful scriptures full of comfort, hope, peace, and even a warning or two.
I started working on this issue over a week ago. I had lots of interruptions, like the dog was barking because it needed a walk, the roof was leaking on my daughter’s bed, someone needed a ride to work, and someone else needed a favor. I believe God is in the interruptions and has a purpose for them, so I am glad to respond. Now it is nearing midnight, and I have been trying to finish this issue since 9 a.m. I am glad to do it because I love God’s Word and hope that these activity bulletins are a blessing to you and many people.
The verses for the activities:
- One of the coloring pictures surprised me with how well it turned out because it is so simple — Romans 12:12.
- The shape sort puzzle is one of those challenging verses from Revelation 3:15-16. It’s a warning from the Lord — don’t be lukewarm!
- The code breaker puzzle uses icons instead of letters or numbers for Matthew 4:4. I hope you have fun with it.
- I had to redo each of the word searches more than once to get the letters of the words to fit in. For example, one uses Numbers 6:24-27, and the other uses Hebrews 10:24-25.
- There is a verse from Psalm 23 which is a legacy picture from an issue two years ago.
- The crossword puzzle is a verse we do not hear enough — Isaiah 54:10.
- The Explorer’s Challenge is a mini Bible study. The verse is one of those hard sayings of Jesus — you cannot serve two masters from Luke 16:13.
- The scrambler uses Revelation 3:20. This is a verse that is often used to call people to receive Jesus.
- The third coloring page is the beautiful Scripture of comfort from Psalm 4:8. I put a lot of stars in this one.
- The mega maze uses the words of Christ from John 12:16. I love to lift up the Lord and not just illustrate stories, and this scripture tells us in Jesus’ own words why he came.
- The drop puzzle is another verse from Psalms — it is Psalm 27:1, a scripture of comfort and peace.
- The memory verse craft is from Psalm 119:18: “Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law.”
You can see what exciting Scriptures are in this issue. Some of these verses challenge us, and others give comfort.
Most of the activities are accompanied by a question to help facilitate discussion. I pray that as these bulletins are sent home after VBS or children’s church, un-churched family members will be challenged by God’s Word, which will not return void.
Suggestions on how to use this:
- Remember, you can share these with kids who came to your VBS or Backyard Bible Club.
- Each week, print these out and mail them to the absentees with a note.
- You can give them out after a club meeting as a take-home for that night.
- You can use them as an alternative to craft time or game time.
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