My King of Kings!

A Vacation Bible School Curriculum by Barry McWilliams
an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America

Curriculum Overview

Overall Theme: God is my King in an ungodly world!

God has sovereign authority over all and I am to serve and to live for Him even as I live in a world that may not acknowledge Him as Lord. He rules and brings to subjection every power and authority whether they serve Him or oppose Him. He demands my complete obedience to live in His ways, and to serve Him in faithful witness.


  1. I must choose to live for and serve my Lord God.
  2. I must Worship The Lord God alone regardless of its cost.
  3. God will bring the proud and mighty to humble repentance.
  4. God will bring judgment on those whose hearts persist in unrepentance and rebellion against Him.
  5. God can and will deliver and restore His people.

Bible Lessons

Day One: Making and Keeping my commitment to the Lord
Main Texts: Daniel 1 & 2
Story: Making the grade in a wicked king's school.
Teaching method: Pictures in Sequence

Day Two: Resisting the world's pressures to compromise
Main Texts: Daniel 3
Story: The fiery Furnace (and how to get there)
Teaching Method: Pictures in Sequence and Stick Puppets

Day Three:How God brought a proud man to repentence
Main Texts: Daniel 4
Story: The King that ate grass like a cow
Teaching Method: Puppets

Day Four: How a rebellious and unrepentant king was judged
Main Texts: Daniel 5
Story: Bad News written on a wall
Teaching Method: Dramatic Story telling

Day Five: The way of living for God: in His word and prayer
Main Texts: Daniel 6 & 9
Story: The praying prophet and the hungry lions
Teaching Method: Flannelgraph

Memory Passage: Daniel 2:20-22

Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are His.
He changes times and seasons;
He sets up kings and deposes them.
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
He reveals deep and hidden things;
He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.

One of the main goals of the VBS is the memorization of Daniel 2:20-22. This passage will be worked on as a whole during the entire week of the VBS in a variety of fun ways. The detailed description of the method will show you how this will be accomplished.

Object Lessons:

The Object Lessons illustrate aspects of how God rules the world and amplify the Memory Passage. They should focus on practical application of these principles to contemporary situations the children may face. These are to be given by the Pastor or VBS Team Leader during a Morning Assembly.

Day One: He gives Gives Wisdom to the wise and Knowledge to the discerning. - Wisdom comes from Him.

Day Two: He changes Times and Seasons - He brings changes and opportunities in my life to help me grow in Him.

Day Three: He Sets up kings and deposes them. - God is in control of everything in my life.

Day Four: Four He Knows what lies in Darkness and Light dwells with Him. - He knows what is in my heart.

Day Five: He reveals deep and hidden things. - I need His guidance.

Decoration Hints: You may want to decorate like the Babylonian palace with pillars at doorways and paper "lions" or "Babylonian murals" on the walls, etc to give the children a sense of being there with Daniel and his friends.

Visuals Needed

© 1988 Barry McWilliams and Mission Church Fellowship,
Hypertext Version © 1996 Barry McWilliams
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