Today your camper learned that Jesus is God and through Him all things were made. We studied John 1:1-14 and talked about what it means to have life in Jesus. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Here the Word refers to Jesus. He was one with God at the beginning of time, all things were made through Him, and nothing was made without Him (John 1:4). Not only is Jesus one with God, but He is also the light in the darkness of our sinful lives. We need Him so that we can navigate the darkness that surrounds us.

Today’s Emphasis

  • Jesus is one with God.
  • Life comes from Jesus.
  • Jesus is the light of the world.
  • Jesus was present at the start of Creation.

Today’s Questions

Here are a few questions to ask your camper after the day is over! Our hope is that these questions prompt some great discussion in the car on the way home before your camper falls asleep from having so much fun today.

What was your favorite activity today?

Answers will vary.

What was today’s memory verse?

“In him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4

What did you learn about Jesus today?

Jesus is God. He is the light of the world. Jesus came to give us life. He is the light that shows us how to live our lives.

Why is it important to let Jesus be the light of our lives?

He shows us the best way to live our lives. So we can become children of God.

Why would God send us His “light?”

Because He loves us.

John 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.