Praise Break: Celebrating the Works of God! the 2014 Bible & Arts VBS from Abingdon.
Bible Theme: It's time for a Praise Break! "Let the redeemed of the LORD say so." (Psalm 107:2a, NRSV)
Bible Translation: Common English Bible (CEB)
Ages: Preschool to Adult (See age groupings below)
Unique Features: African-American Heritage deeply integrated into the curriculum; liturgical dance included in Music & Movements.
When God's power is revealed in mighty ways, it's time for a Praise Break! When we reflect upon how far the Lord has brought us, it's time for a Praise Break! With Praise Break VBS, hear how people in the Bible had praise breaks; celebrate the faith of leaders, past and present; give praise for the "right now" works of God; and have community fun in Jesus Christ! Celebrate how God has worked through events and people, from the Emancipation Proclamation, to the establishment of schools and businesses, to the gaining of voting rights. The Bible story teachings, arts and crafts activities, music and movements, videos, and outreach projects all work together to help participants be on the uptake, ready for a praise break.
Bible Content (Scripture Verses):
Day 1: Praise (Following the Red Sea Crossing: Exodus 14:31, 15:2, 20-21)
Day 2: Faith and Prayer (King Hezekiah's Illness + Prayer = 15 More Years: Isaiah 38:1-5, 9, 19-21)
Day 3: Truth-telling (Angelic Announcement of Christ's Birth to the Shepherds: Luke 2:8-15)
Day 4: Stewardship (Parable of the Lost Coin: Luke 15:8-10)
Day 5: Leadership (Jesus Enters Jerusalem as King: Mark 11:7-9; Luke 19:39-40)
The Praise Break VBS Starter Kit includes: