The Camp in the City Bible study is called The Hero Story. Each day your camper is going to learn about a different hero of the faith, all while learning about the ultimate hero, Jesus Christ. Your camper will bring home a Bible Study card every day with questions you can ask and topics to discuss from that day’s lesson. We will also be posting a recap of each day’s lesson here, on the app!

Key Verse: Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Key Words: Wickedness | Flood | Covenant

We started the week looking at one of the first heroes of the faith – Noah!

To begin our lesson we helped the campers understand Noah’s faith by asking them to make something they had never heard of before.  We got to discuss how it was difficult to build something we had never actually seen in real life. We tied this into Noah’s story by asking the question, “What if you were the only one who thought it was a good idea to build this, and everyone else made fun of you?”

We read our key verse of the week, Hebrews 11:1 followed by the story of Noah, found in Genesis 6:9-18. We covered our three key words of the day: wickedness, flood, and covenant. These three words played pivotal roles in Noah’s story of faith.

Our goal for today’s study was for campers to see that they can have faith in things they have never seen, even when it is hard. And when it is hard, we learned that God loves us, cares for us, and has equipped us for everything we need to trust him. Noah’s boat offered salvation for him and his family, but Jesus has already been that boat for us by dying on the cross for our sins.

We finished our first Bible study of the week by asking each other questions. Here are some questions you can ask your camper to follow up with the Bible study:

Questions:

  • What is easy about having faith? What makes it hard?
  • Why should we have faith in something or someone we can’t see?
  • How can we help each other remember Noah’s faith?

This hero, Noah, showed that he had faith when he acted on God’s instruction to make a boat. He believed that God was powerful enough to flood the earth as well as save him from the flood. The Hero, Jesus Christ, is way better than the boat that Noah built – he saves us when we believe he has the power to change our lives.