Hey Campers, what an amazing week I had with you. Thank you for coming to Life For Youth Camp and accepting my challenge to grow in Christ!
Here are my notes from the week I was at Life For Youth Camp. My theme was Open Your Eyes.
If you’re not a camper, enjoy the verses and video ideas. Curriculum for this week will be coming soon. If I can be a blessing to your camp visit my speaker page
Thursday Night: Be A Visionary
Dessert Questions: What has God done for you/in you this week? What kind of difference do you want to make in the world?
Visionaries see something better coming (it must exist!)
Visionaries share that something better passionately
Visionaries live that something better while other people complain.
Visionaries find a better way.
A better way to do youth ministry, make lifetime believers instead of just getting a bunch of kids to pray a prayer.
I don’t have anything against the past,” he said. “I just want to focus on the future.” – Steve Jobs
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.…
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
Jesus was a visionary
The church should be filled with visionaries thinking and praying for “better ways’ to love people and share Jesus.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
The victory is ours through Christ
I Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For the Lord takes delight in his people;
he crowns the humble with victory.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
Catch the vision of Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly[a] with your God.