VBS 2014: Discover. Decide. Defend.

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Kids will become Agency D3 special agents during LifeWay’s Vacation Bible School 2014 – Agency D3: Discover. Decide. Defend. – as they collect and log evidence about Jesus.

Using their best high-tech operative skills, they will examine eyewitness reports, physical proof and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is. By collecting all the evidence, they will Discover the truth of the gospel; Decide to believe it; and then Defend that decision.

“D3 is an investigative agency organized to discover if Jesus is really who He claims to be and if the Bible is true,” said Jerry Wooley, LifeWay’s VBS specialist. “We have put together one of the most fun, investigative and high-tech VBS themes ever.

“This is the first VBS we’ve had with an apologetics theme,” Wooley said. “Kids not only need to know the Bible is true and that Jesus is God’s one and only Son, but they need to know how to defend what they believe when someone asks them why they believe it.”

The VBS 2014 theme verse is 1 Peter 3:15: But honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

VBS participants will look at daily questions, investigating to discover, decide and defend Scripture:

  • Day 1 – Is Jesus really God’s Son?
  • Day 2 – Was Jesus more than just a good man?
  • Day 3 – Was Jesus’ death real?
  • Day 4 – Is Jesus alive?
  • Day 5 – What do I do with the evidence about Jesus?

“This VBS has probably the most evangelistic theme we’ve ever had,” Wooley said. “You add that to the apologetics, and it makes for the opportunity for deep discipleship.”

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[originally posted on lifeway.com 4 Jun 13; edited by Jessica Hupp]