It’s the second day of camp which means another day of bible study! Today we got to see Jesus begin his ministry near the Sea of Galilee. In Luke 5:1-11, Jesus takes a boat belonging to a man named Simon out to sea. Jesus tells Simon to cast out nets for a catch even though no fish have been caught all day. Without hesitation Simon does as Jesus says. His faith is rewarded with a boat overflowing in fish. The men are so astonished they immediately leave everything behind to follow Jesus. Jesus then changes Simon’s name to Peter, which means rock, giving him a new destiny in service to the Lord. This is the moment where Peter, James, and John became apostles for Jesus.
Then Jesus said to Peter, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
The second part of today’s Bible study was focused on Luke 6:20-26. We learn what Christ meant when speaking of blessings and woes. The campers were able to see that a life devoted to being more like Jesus leads to many blessings. They saw that denying the way the world tells you to live and accepting the way Jesus lived will lead to a much happier life.