Backstage With The Bible VBS

The curriculum that started it all is back and better than ever!

A VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
This is a VBS where the Word of God takes center stage.  Children will have a great time learning the books of the Bible, the Ten Commandments, and how to be saved by grace through faith...and that’s all just in the first few minutes of singing each day! Our goal with this Vacation Bible School is to clearly present the gospel of Jesus Christ while having as much fun as possible.

Each day children will start by rockin' out during the "Concert" time with Go Fish!  Two very important items will then be needed to gain access to the backstage areas of your church...their VIP pass and their Bibles!  As they rotate through the Backstage Catering (snacks), Set Design & Talent Discovery (crafts & karaoke), Intermission (games), and Bible Study stations, children will experience the power of God's Word firsthand.  They'll end their daily VBS experience by gathering for the final "Encore" to worship God together!  Your children and leaders will love this gospel-centered approach to VBS.

DAILY BIBLICAL THEMES

Day 1:   Superstar - God Made You In His Image 

Focus Verse: You are fearfully and wonderfully made... Psalm 139:14

Bible Story: What set the Israelites apart from the Egyptians? Exodus 1

Overview: On this day, children will learn that God created us in His image, to praise Him and bring Him glory. They will read from Exodus and learn about the differences between the Egyptians and Israelites.  Following God may not be popular or easy, but God always remembers His people and He is worthy of our very best.

 

Day 2:   The Ten Commandments - Are You Good Enough?

Focus Verse: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

Bible Story: The mirror of God's law shows us our sin. Exodus 20

Overview: The Ten Commandments are given to us by God to help us see our sin.  God is the standard of perfection and we are never good enough on our own. In reviewing His commands in Exodus 20, children will see that we all sin by breaking God’s laws.  Our sin is the barrier between God and us.  However, God provided a way for us to be with Him through His Son, Jesus.

 

Day 3:   The Cross - What Jesus Did For You 

Focus Verse: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son... John 3:16

Bible Story: Jesus paid the penalty for our sins. Matthew 1 & 27

Overview: Good news doesn’t make sense without the bad. Although we deserve to be separated from God due to our sin, Jesus’ paid the penalty for us.  Children will read about Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection in the gospel of Matthew.  They will be reminded that through His death on the cross and our belief in Him, the barrier of sin is removed and God sees us as clean. 

 

Day 4:   Saved - By Grace Through Faith 

Focus Verse: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith...  Ephesians 2:8

Bible Story: What was the rich young man missing? Mark 10

Overview: Children will read about the rich young ruler in Mark 10. Although the man thought he was a good person, Jesus pointed out that he loved his personal possessions more than God. Children will be reminded that there is nothing we can do on our own, through riches or deeds, to earn our place in Heaven. It is only by God’s grace that He forgives those who believe.

 

Day 5:   Go Fish - Share The Good News!

Focus Verse: "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."  Matthew 4:19

Bible Story:  Jesus instructs His followers to make disciples of all nations.  Matthew 28

Overview: In Matthew 28 Jesus gave His disciples the Great Commission. After learning about God’s great love and what Jesus did for us, children will be encouraged to share the good news.  It’s time to Go Fish!

Song List

  1. Lyrics

    Stories

    Additional words and music by Jamison J. Statema

    © 2007 Found Free Music

    Admin. By Fun Attic Music

     

    Verse 1:

    Zacchaeus was a wee little man

    And a wee little man was he

    He climbed up in a sycamore tree

    For the Lord he wanted to see

    And as the Savior passed that way

    He looked up in the tree

    And He said “Zaccheus, you come down

    For I’m goin’ to your house today

    For I’m goin’ to your house today”

     

    Chorus:

    These are the stories in the Bible

    The B-I-B-L-E (it’s in the book – huh!)

    These are the stories in the Bible

    Straight from God to you and me

     

    Verse 2:

    Only a boy named David

    Only a little brook

    Only a boy named David

    And five little stones he took

    And one little stone went in the sling

    And the sling went ‘round and ‘round

    And around and around and around and around

    Around and around and around

    Then one little stone flew right in the air

    And the giant came tumbling down

     

    Chorus

     

    Bridge:

    Some people don’t believe it’s true

    But here’s a little secret between me and you

    One day every knee is gonna bow

     

    Then everybody else will now what you know now

     

    Chorus

  2. Lyrics

    Superstar

    Words and music by Jamison Statema

    © 2004 Found Free Music (ASCAP)

    Administered by Fun Attic Music

     

    Verse 1:

    Special edition, one of a kind

    Look in the mirror and that's what you'll find

    God had a plan when He made you

    And now it's time to follow it through

     

    Chorus:

    Did you know you're a superstar?

    You'll never know how far

    You can get from where you are

    'Cuz you're a superstar

    You don't have to play guitar

    Or drive a fancy car

    God loves you the way you are

    To Him you’re a superstar

     

    Verse 2:

    Distinctly irreplaceable

    Nobody else could be like you

    Uniquely individual

    God loves to watch the things that you do

     

    Chorus:

    Did you know you're a superstar?

    You'll never know how far

    You can get from where you are

    'Cuz you're a superstar

    You don't have to play guitar

    Or drive a fancy car

    God loves you the way you are

    To Him you’re a superstar

     

    Verse 3:

    Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together

    'Cuz guess what? The star is you

    The curtain's up, The lights are down

     

    We're all wondering - whatcha gonna do?

  3. Lyrics

    Saved

    Jamison J. Statema

    © 2007 Found Free Music

    Admin. By Fun Attic Music

     

    Chorus

    I’m saved by grace through faith oh yeah

    I’m saved by grace through faith oh yeah

    I’m saved (I’m saved)

    By grace (by grace)

    Through faith (through faith)


    Verse 1

    I have a Bible that I read

    I know the truth and I believe

    I go to church with my friends

    I have a joy that never ends

    Not because of anything I’ve done

    There’s a reason and it’s the only one


    Verse 2

    “I am guilty” that is my plea

    But the fine, it’s been paid for me

    All my sin is thrown into the sea

    So up in heaven is where I’m gonna be

    Not because of anything I’ve done

    There’s a reason and it’s the only one


    Verse 3

    No matter what the world may say

    Jesus is the one and only way

    You can doubt it all day

    But the truth will never change

    If you believe and turn from what is wrong

     

    Then you can join us in our little song – I’m saved!

  4. Lyrics

    Bible Book Bop

    Jamison J. Statema

    © 2007 Found Free Music

    Admin. By Fun Attic Music

     

    Chorus1

    We’ll do the Bible Book Bop (2 x)

    Gonna learn all the books from the bottom to the top

    And do the Bible Book Bop

     

    Verse 1

    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers

    Do the Bop – bop, bop, bop

    Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

    Do the Bop – bop, bop, bop

    First and Second Samuel First and Second Kings

    First and Second Chronicles makes me wanna sing and

    Do the Bop – bop, bop, bop

     

    Chorus 2

    We’ll do the Bible Book Bop (2 x)

    Soak it in your brain like water in a mop

    And do the Bible Book Bop

     

    Verse 2

    Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs

    Do the Bop – bop, bop, bop

    Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah

    Do the Bop – bop, bop, bop

    Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, and Hosea

    Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum

    Do the Bop – bop, bop, bop

     

    Chorus 3

    We’ll do the Bible Book Bop (2 x)

    If you learn this song you’ll impress your mom and pop

    Do the Bible Book Bop

     

    Bridge

    Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

    We made it through the Old now let’s move on to the New and see what we can find

     

    Verse 3

    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

    Acts, Romans, and Corinthians (1 and 2)

    Galatians, Ephesians,

    Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians (1 and 2)

    First and Second Timothy, Titus, and Philemon

    Hebrew, James, First and Second Peter

     

    John 1, 2, 3 - and don’t forget Jude

    Revelation!

  5. Lyrics

    Ten Commandment Boogie

    Written by Jamison Statema

    © 2004 Found Free Music (ASCAP) Administered by Fun Attic Music

     

    It’s the ten commandment boogie

    Gonna dance it ‘til I die

    It’s the ten commandment boogie

    You can do it so can I

    If you follow it through you’ll be amazed what you can do

    So get your groove on with us tonight

    We’ll do the ten commandment boogie

     

    Number 1, No other God but the One who is true

    Don’t worship any other that’s Commandment 2

    Number 3, use the name of God only with respect

    Number 4, On Sunday take a rest

    We’re halfway through with one just for you

    Listen to your mom and dad and what they say you gotta do

     

    It’s the ten commandment boogie

    Gonna dance it ‘til I die

    It’s the ten commandment boogie

    You can do it so can I

    If you follow it through you’ll be amazed what you can do

    So get your groove on with us tonight

    We’ll do the ten commandment boogie

     

    Number 6 – don’t ever take somebody’s life

    7 feels like heaven, but only with your husband or wife

    Number 8 is great along with number 9

    Don’t steal from others and don’t ever lie

    And if your friend has something you think is cool

    Don’t ever wish that it was yours – and that’s the final rule in . . .

     

    The ten commandment boogie

    Gonna dance it ‘til I die

    It’s the ten commandment boogie

    You can do it so can I

    If you follow it through you’ll be amazed what you can do

    So get your groove on with us tonight

    We’ll do the ten commandment boogie

     

    Some people say that I’m old-fashioned for believing in

    God’s rules (they're just fools)

    But the B-I-B-L-E yeah that's the book for me and it’s full

    of unbelievable tools,

    Just like the . . .

    ten commandment boogie

    Gonna dance it ‘til I die

    It’s the ten commandment boogie

    You can do it so can I

    If you follow it through you’ll be amazed what you can do

    So get your groove on with us tonight

    We’ll do the ten commandment boogie

  6. Lyrics

    The B-I-B-L-E

    Traditional

    Additional Words and Music by Jamison J. Statema

     

    Vs. 1

    I have a book

    It teaches me everything that I know

    And in this book

    it shows me how I need to grow in my life

    I read it every single day it is the truth

    It is my life and it's the way

    it is how God speaks to me

     

    CHORUS:

    The B-I-B-L-E, yes that's the book for me

    I stand alone on the Word of God

    The B-I-B-L-E

     

    Vs. 2

    Sometimes my friends

    Well, they sing a different song and I'm not sure

    If they're right or if they're wrong

    So I go and get this book up off the shelf

    And learn from God the Creator of life Himself

    It is His letter to me

     

    CHORUS

     

    BRIDGE:

    How did life begin?  It's in there

    It's in the book - huh!

    How will the world end?  Guess what? That's in there too

    It's in the book - huh!

    Any burning question rolling around in your mind

    It's in the book - huh!

    It's all in here to find

     

     

    CHORUS