What A Mess! VBS

What's Included
What's Included
NEW 2024 VBS!

Sometimes Life Can Get A Little...MESSY!

The good news is, Jesus loves messy people! Whether you're 5, 45, or 105, we all have our own messes. What a Mess! VBS is about how Jesus deals with our messes; our sins, mistakes, and weaknesses. Throughout the week we will look at the following questions:
Why is the world such a messy place?
How does Jesus respond to our messiest moments?
How should we respond to our messes?
What does Jesus do about our messes?
What about other people’s messes?
All the while, we are going to have lots of messy fun, with messy snacks, games, crafts, and more!

1) Who Made This Mess?!
Key Verse: "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 Scripture: Adam & Eve, Genesis 3 Adam and Eve aren’t just two people who lived long ago and far away. They are a representation of us, every time that we choose to rebel against God by sinning. This place is a mess because of sin. And it is a mess that we can’t clean up on our own. Main Idea: Why is the world so messy?

2) Jesus Loves A Good Mess!
Key Verse: "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 Scripture: Rich Young Ruler, Mark 10:17-27 & Genesis 3:21 The rich, young, ruler was a special kind of mess. He is dramatic, arrogant, self-righteous, and hungry for attention. He even lies straight into the face of Jesus, about how perfect and sinless he is. And how does Jesus respond? With love! Main Idea: Jesus loves messy people.

3) Confess Your Mess
Key Verse: "If we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9 Scripture: The Sinner’s Prayer, Luke 18:9-14 “Have mercy on me God! A sinner!” This prayer is juxtaposed to that of a self-promoting Pharisee, who claims to have it all together. God honors the prayer of the sinner, who desperately calls out his own inadequacy. Main Idea: Let’s be honest about sin.

4) Address Your Mess
Key Verse: "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" 1 John 3:1a Scripture: The Prodigal Son, Luke 15:11-22 Jesus died for the messiest version of you. He addresses your mess with love and grace; not harsh judgement. The father throws his royal robe over our sin-stained, tattered clothes, and covers us up in his grace. Main Idea: His grace covers our sin.

5) Address Their Mess
Key Verse: "Bear with each other and forgive one another as the Lord forgave you." Colossians 3:13 Scripture: Judging Others, Matthew 7:1-5 This messy world is full of messy people. How do we deal with the sins and hurtful behaviors of others; especially when they hurt us? We must forgive, just as Jesus forgave us. And forgiveness carries the weight of a sacrifice. Main Idea: Forgive like Jesus.

Make It Stick! Parent Sheet
Memory Verse
Large Group Lesson
Small-Group Discussion

Perfect for kids ages 6-12.
5 Weeks
Includes both Large Group and Small Group resources.

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