The Sweet Gospel Message -Vacation Bible School Idea

For Vacation Bible School I decided even the candy treats should proclaim the glory of the Lord. It only takes one verse to convict the heart of sin and lead  to salvation. If we pass verses into their hands and their houses,  it might enter  their hearts.
Each day of Vacation Bible School we send goodie bags home  that include a Gospel tract, a small gift for attending,  and a candy treat, and an invitation for the next day to pass out to a friend.
All templates were from Microsoft Word. They’re so easy to use!
(click on any picture to enlarge)
This was actually a template to label garden plants.
Under New choose
Templates,
then Labels,
then Other Labels,
then Herb Garden Plant Markers. Their  words and Genesis 24:26 was inserted.
I love making these little gifts! Wrapping box after box of Nerds can be challenging, tying tiny bows can drive you crazy, but they sweetly illustrate the Gospel verse Ephesians 2:8. I hot glue the box on the card.
I used a Word document, not a template, cutting and pasting 2 Timothy 3:15 over and over. I punched a hole in the corner and tie two Smarties on with curling ribbon.
This is a business card from Word templates. I  added Ephesians 3:19, punched the holes, and slid the suckers through.
I was grasping at straws, and used the comparison of candy fillled with chocolate to being filled with the Holy Spirit.
Other years, I have typed up this paragraph below and filled celophane gift bags with the text
and individually wrapped types of candy listed.

THINK ABOUT IT

     RED HOTS – Hell is real. Hell is forever. Hell is the punishment you deserve for your sins. The hardships and sufferings on earth are nothing compared to the eternal suffering in Hell. Revelation 20:15, says, “and whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
LIFE SAVER – there is nothing you can do to save yourself from an eternity in Hell. Christ alone can save you from your sins. John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved” Acts 16:31, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.”
SMARTIES – Make the smart decision. Accept the Lord’s free gift of salvation. 2 Timothy 3:15, “And that from a child you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
NOW NOT LATER – II Corinthians 6:2b “Behold NOW is the day of salvation!”
Yea, His Words are sweeter than candy.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!

When we pass out sweet Gospel treats, I love to tell the kids  the Word of God is sweeter.

I would love hearing  any ideas you have for making sweet Gospel messages!

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5 Responses to The Sweet Gospel Message -Vacation Bible School Idea

  1. Teresa June 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I LOVE THIS! I have several pre-punched easy to separate business cards that can run thru the printer & there are numbers on them that tell the computer how to print them up so you don’t have to do any of the formatting work. I bought these on clearance at Kinkos & other office supply stores. Look at the clearance racks when you go in on a regular trip for supplies or just when you’re near one & have the time. They’re often really pretty & inexpensive & they save a lot of time. We use them as labels on our woven items & for tags, not just business cards & this idea of printing verses on them & using them for VBS is wonderful! I hope we can use it next year at VBS, ours just ended last week Friday :( so we’ll have to remember this for a whole year, this brain is a little old for that, but I’ll try. I might make up one to leave on the shelf to help me w/ my rememberer!

  2. Mindy Peltier May 27, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    A reader created another card you can use for this same idea using John 3:16. You can find the template here:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/178036061/Halloween-Candy-Evangelism

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