Here are a few notes from Senior Teen Chapel with Adam Davidson. If you know a camper here this week, be sure to ask him (or her) about these things the next time you see her (or him)!
The Lord's Prayer
“This, then, is how you should pray:
"Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."
Ask God for the stuff that you need
Our Holy God and father has a plan for us, much better than our own plans!
You can talk to God anywhere. He is not distant.
God's love has:
height, depth, width, time, people (involved)
God is not just trying to save us from hell; He also wants our lives here to be different!
What you take in is what you give out
God's love changes us
KEY VERSES: Isaiah 55:8-9 (verses from God to us)
God is different from you and me
Human love is broken and imperfect...God's love changes us from the inside out!
In Hebrews Jesus is referred to as our "brother"...
therefore we are sons and daughters of God IF we put our trust in Him
and we are brothers and sisters in Christ IF we know Jesus
We read of Paul praying that we would be strengthened (Eph. 3:16)
Have you ever wanted something REALLY bad?!
Can God provide us with ANYTHING? (ex: car, Iphone, etc)
We know that He can, but why doesn't He always do this?
"Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him"
We don't NEED stuff from God
STUFF promises what it can NEVER deliver!
10th commandment: Thou shall not covet
Covet: means we have abandoned trusting that God will provide us with what we need
prayer lives should be more than just asking God for stuff. God wants
us to experience much more than that, for example, HIS LOVE! Think
about a thing you wanted so badly and then a week after you got it, it
was old news... compare that to God's everlasting love!
What do we need?
Ephesians 3:14: glorious riches= salvation and God's Holy Spirit in us
NO ONE is outside of God's love!
love is long. His love reaches into our past and redeems us. It also
reaches into the future (ex: when we leave camp and sin again)
God's love reaches EVERYWHERE!
God's love reaches deep
God saves us through Christ because He loves us
God is giving us what we need (His love) but He's a gentleman so He is waiting for us to reach out for his love.