Last weekend I spoke to about 200 teens at Camp Barakel. Among them was a large group of young people from Grace Church in Granger, Indiana, where our son Kyle is the Youth Pastor. It was a perfect winter weekend.
There is really no way to describe the fellowship, the birds outside the dining hall, the purity of the white snow, the sun rising over the frozen lake, the trees dusted with snow, the laughter of the campers, the fragrance of wood smoke hanging in the air, the warmth of roaring wood fires wherever you go, the solitude of time alone with God, the love of those who love the Lord, the anointed singing and worship and the quietness that falls on the chapel when truth is shared in Scripture and in story. You would have to experience it to appreciate it fully.
I preached on Four Reasons to Live Missionally. I will be sharing these messages with our own fellowship soon and I will point to the podcasts when they are available.
Friday Night: When You Live Missionally it Has a Simplifying Effect. (Matthew 5:25-22)
Saturday Morning …It has a Satisfying Effect (Mark 8:34-35)
Saturday Evening …It has a Sanctifying Effect (1 Timothy 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 2:19-22)
Sunday Morning …It has a Sustained Effect (Matthew 19:27-30)