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Check out the photo stream for VBS at Sojourn J-town!

J-town Gathering

 

Check out the photo stream by Nathan Pedigo here and here

Video: Celebrating a great VBS week at Sojourn Midtown!

Check out the photo stream from the first VBS at Sojourn New Albany!

FAQ: Where do I get the music our kids sang at VBS?

vbs logoOne of the questions that I get most often after VBS is, “Where do I find the music our kids sang?” Sometimes our songs are original, but this year, we used five songs from other artists and churches that we love. Here are the songs that your kids learned at VBS with an Amazon mp3 and iTunes store link. I encourage you to download the songs or order the albums. The Natalie Grant song is the only one that wasn’t originally intended for kids. So, this is also a link to four great kids albums by Seeds Family Worship, North Point Kids, Village Kids, and the Rizers. There is a lot of great music for your kids here!

“Your Great Name” by Natalie Grant on Love Revolution (c) 2010
Amazon MP3  iTunes Store

“Servant of All (Mark 9:35)” by Seeds Family Worship on The Power of Encouragement (c) 2008
Amazon MP3 iTunes Store

 “Tell the World” by North Point Kids on Shine! (c) 2013
Amazon MP3 iTunes Store

“God’s Love Goes on Forever” by Chandi Plummer (c) 2009
This song hasn’t been recorded (at least not yet), but a rough MP3 can be found at this link.

 “Walk Like Jesus Did” by Village Kids on Blessed is the Man (c) 2012
Amazon MP3 iTunes Store

“2 Corinthians 5:17 (New Creation)” by the Rizers on Rise Up! (c) 2011
Amazon MP3 iTunes Store

 

Behold Your God Family Devotional, week 5: Justice & Righteousness

Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 1.54.35 PMHe is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does not wrong, upright and just is he. Deuteronomy 32:4

Definition: The justice and righteousness of God is the noble decision making of God to always do what is right because he is the standard of what is right.

Sermon Passage: Isaiah 1:10-26

Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he

Family Devotions: Sometimes we are hurt and we suffer from pain. We scrape our knees and cry. Some children are terribly sick, and all people will one day die. The world is broken because of our sin. The Bible tells us that God always does what is right, and this means that he must punish sin. Jesus took the punishment that we deserve for our sin, and he gives us the reward he deserves for his perfect life.

  • Monday- How do you feel when someone is mean or has done something wrong to you?
  • Tuesday- How do we know that God is always right? Why does God get to choose what is right and what is wrong?
  • Wednesday- Read Romans 3:23. What do we deserve for our sin? Do we really want God to give us justice?
  • Thursday- Read Romans 3:24-26. How does Jesus show us that God hates sin?
  • Friday- How should we respond when someone wants us to do something we know is wrong? What motivates us to do what is right?
  • Experience- Choose your favorite family game (board game, kickball, tag, etc.) and choose a prize for the winner (ice cream?) When the game is over, explain that because one person won the whole family wins. Talk about the fact that because Jesus died on the cross, we can all be saved. He won the game for us!

Download the full devotional booklet here.