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Tonight we were encourage to share the Gospel using the "Wordless Book."
Gold- God loves us. God is Holy. Heaven is where God is. (John 3:16). One thing heaven can not have in it is SIN.
Black- Sin. "Any deliberate attitude thought or action that goes against God." Sin separates us from God. We are all born sinners (Rom. 3:23). We have a problem. How to get a sinful man in a perfect heaven. God has the answer.
Red- Jesus Christ and His blood that was shed is that answer. He was perfect and took our punishment. He gave his blood, died and rose again. Now He is in heaven.Heb. 9:22 says sin cannot be forgiven without the shedding of blood. Eph. 2:13 says we are brought near by the blood of Christ.
White- Made clean. The invitation, Eph. 2:8,9 by grace we are saved not by works, it is through faith.
What is Sin? What needs to be done? How can a person be saved from Hell. Rom. 10:13. Call upon the name of the Lord!
It begins with "P" and ends with "ray." PRAY.
After the Wordless Book presentation the campers had a great opportunity to walk across the stage hold cards. On one side was a "before" and on the other side the "after." I hope you saw it on Ustream. So many campers made a commitment of some type. I want to challenge parents to talk to your campers and ask them what did they commit to? Sure ask if they had fun, but don't miss out on what God did in their lives this week. I would encourage you to go back in the blogs and review some of the stories with the campers. Ask them what some of the "Big Ideas" where and what were some of the verses of day. I think you'll be impressed with what they tell you.
It has been a labor of love for Stacey, Stephanie and me this week. We are so privileged to be a part of the best church in the world; Parkridge in Coral Springs! Some parents may be curious as to when we'll be home. Some have called and said we can keep them another week- sorry we are bringing your child back. We'll be getting in around 2:00-2:30. I'm guessing closer to 2:18 (let's see how close I get). We'll call parents about an hour out while we are on I75 to give you a heads up. If you haven't heard from us by 1:30 feel free to call us on one of our cells - you should have the numbers in your camper information.
Look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Until then, again thanks and pray for our safe travels.
Brad, Stacey and Stephanie.
P.S. if you have not like Word of Life on Facebook you should because tomorrow they will post on their page the winners of camper of the week. Two campers will be chosed for free tuition next year. Check the page out tomorrow at around noon.