Today in Bible study we continued to explore our theme of seeking God. At the midpoint of their stay here at the Outback, more and more campers are really starting to get it! Many of them are even memorizing their daily Bible verses and today’s was:
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
We have been talking about how having compassion for the hurting and love for the unloveable is not something that our natural state enables us to do, but that we have the above qualities available to us through Jesus Christ. We also discussed performance and how we can do the right things but have selfish reasons. We recognized that God does not want our performance but our hearts, and how seeking to put on these attitudes in Colossians 3 helps us grow in intimacy with Him.
Tonight was our Operation Infiltration (“O.I.”) theme night. It all started when the Ghost of Christmas Future decided to take over Outback because he is stuck celebrating Christmas in the future and wishes to experience a modern day Christmas. The campers were sent on a mission to take back camp by sneaking through the O.I. forest and pretending to be one of The Ghost of Christmas future’s drones. As they did this, they had to seek out spies who held the codes they needed to win Outback’s freedom.The campers ended the night in victory after winning our camp back!
Pray with us:
- Pray that your campers will seek out the Word of God that they are learning.
- Pray that hardened hearts will be broken.
- Pray that we all try to live a life putting on the qualities that Colossians talks about.