During February half-term we hold a holiday Bible club with an explorers theme. For three days we have songs, interactive stories, crafts, quizes and prizes as we looked at a different story each day. On Friday night we have a prize giving. Then on Sunday, we have a special Sunday School which continues the explorers theme.
The Holiday Bible Club this year will be on Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th February from 10.30am til 12.30pm. Across the three days, we will be learning about Joseph.
On Wednesday, we looked at the story of the good Samaritan.
On Thursday, we looked at the the storm on the boat.
On Friday, we looked at the Lord Jesus on the beach with His disciples.
On Wednesday, we learned about Joshua. After Moses died, Joshua led the children of Israel into the promised land. He sent 12 spies into the land of Canaan and the city of Jericho. A lady called Rahab hid them from the guards so when the city fell, God saved Rahab. The children of Israel marched around the city six times in silence. On the seventh time round everyone blew their trumpets and shouted and the walls of the city fell down.
On Thursday, we learned about Gideon.
On Friday, we learned about David.
On Sunday, we learned about Daniel.
On Wednesday, we looked at the journey of Noah. God told Noah to build an ark and gave him exact instructions. God sent at least two pairs of each kind of animal to go into the ark. Noah preached to all the people telling them to come on board the ark but only Noah, his three sons and each of their wives boarded the ark. God then sent a flood across the whole world in judgement for the wickedness of the people – only the eight people on board the ark were saved. God then promised never again to flood the entire earth and signed His promise with a rainbow in the sky.
“I will never leave you or forsake you” Hebrews 13 v5
On Thursday, we looked at the journey of Moses. As a baby, Moses was floated down the river to escape being killed by the Egyptians and was raised by Pharoah’s daughter. When he grew up he killed an Egyptian for beating a Hebrew slave and fled to the desert where he saw a burning bush that was not burnt up and God spoke to him out of the bush. He returned to Egypt to tell Pharoah to let God’s people go. When Pharoah would not, God sent ten plagues upon the people of Egypt until Pharoah let the people go. Moses then led the people to the Red Sea where God made a path for them and drowned the Egyptian army. God then gave the ten commandments to Moses on top of Mount Sinai. “Fear God, and keep his commandments” Ecclesiastes 12 v13
On Friday, we looked at the journey of Jonah. God saw the wickedness of the people of Ninevah and so sent Jonah to tell them that if they didn’t repent He would destroy the city in thirty days. Jonah didn’t want to go because he thought God would forgive the people of Ninevah so he got on a boat going in the opposite direction, to Tarshish. A storm came and Jonah knew the storm was sent by God so he told the sailors to throw him overboard. When they did, a big fish came and swallowed Jonah and threw him up on a beach three days later. Jonah went to Ninevah and gave them God’s message. The people of Ninevah said sorry and God forgave them for their sin. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” Prov. 3 v5
On Sunday, we looked at the journey of Paul. Saul was someone who persecuted the Christians. While he was on the way to Damascus to put Christians into prison, a bright light blinded him and Jesus spoke to him from heaven. God sent a Christian named Ananias to Saul and when he put his hands on him Saul could see again. God changed Saul’s name to Paul and told him to go and tell people about Jesus. In Athens, where the people had an altar to an unknown God, Paul told them about the one true God. Later Paul was arrested and put in prison, an earthquake shook the prison but Paul and the other prisoners didn’t try to escape, Paul told them:
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved” Acts 16 v31