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Big Fish Bay VBS 2020 by RBP

Hooked on God's Mercy

Big Fish Bay is a nautical theme where kids explore an exciting bay, fish off the pier, and venture out to sea, complete with a lighthouse, tall ships, and coastal animals.

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Big Fish Bay is a nautical theme where kids explore an exciting bay, fish off the pier, and venture out to sea, complete with a lighthouse, tall ships, and coastal animals.

During lesson time, kids will embark on a journey into the life of Jonah. They’ll encounter God’s mercy and see how His compassionate heart was most fully expressed in Jesus’ death and resurrection. Seeing God’s mercy, sharing God’s mercy—kids will be “Hooked on God’s Mercy.

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"The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy"

Psalm 103:8

Bible Content | Big Fish Bay VBS 2020

Bible Text

Jonah 1:1-16

Topic

Following God's direction

Memory Verse

"Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful" Luke 6:36

Theme

God's leading is always best for us.

Objective

Students will realize that God's direction is best, so they need to follow Him.

Bible Text

Jonah 1:17-2:10

Topic

Looking to God for rescue

Memory Verse

"The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. All thy works shall praise thee." Psalm 145:9, 10

Theme

God's rescuing work is the answer to our greatest needs.

Objective

Students will respond to God's offers of rescue and will thank Him for His rescuing work.

Bible Text

Jonah 3:1-10

Topic

Sharing God's compassion

Memory Verse

"Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee." Psalm 86:5

Theme

God's compassion and mercy are worth sharing.

Objective

Students will realize that nobody is beyond God's mercy and will seek to share God's mercy with others.

Bible Text

Jonah 4:1-11

Topic

Choosing what God wants

Memory Verse

"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21

Theme

God's desires should be our desires.

Objective

Students will compare God's desires with what they want and will identify ways to have God's perspective.

Bible Text

Luke 23:33-46; 24:1-2

Topic

Trusting in Jesus' work

Memory Verse

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us." Titus 3:5

Theme

God offers us His mercy through Jesus' death and resurrection

Objective

Students will look to Jesus, the One Who truly showed God's mercy, and will seek to follow His example.

Music & Puppets | Big Fish Bay VBS 2020

Instrumental


Theme Song (Big Fish Bay)

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Mighty to Save

Peace Like a River

Plenty of Mercy and Grace

Piano


Theme Song (Big Fish Bay)

Glory to His Name

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus