VBS Curriculum: Esther “MADE For Such a Time as This”
This Bible camp theme and VBS curriculum is based on the Old Testament story of Esther. The biblical story of Esther is a fascinating story of faith, courage, and redemption. A minority Jewish orphan girl becomes the unlikely queen of Persia and must risk everything to save her suffering people from annihilation.
The key passage is found in Esther 4.14 when Mordecai says to Esther, “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther realizes she has been made for this moment and her bravery shines as she goes on to save many people from destruction and harm.
YOU were made for such a time as this! God shaped you to be able to overcome insurmountable odds in your generation.
This resource was designed as a camp curriculum for children 8-12 years of age. Can also serve as a 5-week Sunday morning children’s ministry teaching series or Backyard Bible club.
- (DAY ONE) God Is Near Even When He Seems Far Away
- (DAY TWO) God Created Us For a Time and Purpose
- (DAY THREE) We Can Be Brave Because We Don’t Stand Alone
- (DAY FOUR) God Makes All Things Good Because He Is Good
- (DAY FIVE) God Wants Me to Know My Identity in Christ
- 5-Daily Bible Lessons with Leader Guides
- Group Activities, Games, Object Lessons
- Craft Ideas and Printable Talk Sheets
- *Song Playlist
- Logo and Graphic Files
- PowerPoint Backgrounds and Template
*Contents does not include actual music files, only a short playlist with suggested songs to go with each daily lesson theme
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Table of Contents
God is On the Move: Even When Humanity is at its Worst
Beautifully Flawed: You Were Made For This Moment
Seize The Day: It’s Now or Never
Prayer and Fasting: Power to Make a Difference
The Scepter of Grace: Come Boldly to the Throne
Finding Your Identity: On This Your Life Rises and Falls
It’s All Good in the Hood: Increasing Our Faith
How to Change the World: It Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming
Summary: Esther is the last of the historical books of the Bible. This story gives us powerful lessons about God’s relentless love for His people no matter how far they have wandered from His covering; it shows us how to live with courage in uncertain times, helps us to recognize divine appointments and to seize those God-given opportunities to make a difference with our lives, and to trust in the sovereignty of God over all things that are happening in our world today—good and bad.
Esther reminds us there are no accidents with God. He is always at work, especially behind the scenes in our lives. Through this study you will see that every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for something that’s meant to come. Everything in your life—the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly, the blessing and the bleeding, the pleasant and the hurtful, the laughter and the tears, the privilege and the under privilege, the joy and the regret—has been working together to shape you for what God is up to right now in this very hour.
You have been uniquely designed and divinely positioned to live with purpose for such a time as this.