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Make the $3500 Go Far… Make It a SPIRITUAL Week

August 20th, 2017

Yesterday’s yard sale was a success. Again. Last year, we broke $4k, but this year was pretty close.

Don’t waste all that money.

Wasting the money might look like this: “Camp was fun this year, but none of my friends went, and we didn’t get in the same cabin, and it was hot, and people were making fun of…”

In life there are ALWAYS things that are a bummer.

Life is what YOU make it. Life is made up of choices.

On Grad Night and before our Romania trip, I preached in church from 1 Cor. 15 on that topic—that life is made up of our choices—good or bad—and as Christians, our lives ought to reflect Christ.

Christ never had drama. Christ never cut at people. Christ was never rude. Christ was never impatient. Christ didn’t dislike anyone, or get annoyed with anyone, or get upset about anything.

He was human, so He was tempted to do all these things. Humanly speaking, he’d be hot at camp, too. He’d be annoyed with annoying people, too. But He would never allow those things to make Him sin.

Everything in life is a choice.

The way you think about life is your choice. So CHOOSE to make the money go far by choosing to make camp a spiritual experience.

Emphasize the spiritual by preparing yourself spiritually. Here’s a few tips:

Pray. Pray for camp. That’s a good preparation “tactic.”

Pray for your counselor. Pray that God uses him or her in your life.

Pray for each other. It’s hard to be mad at someone you’re praying for. Even if they’re annoying or mean or whatever… if you’re praying for them and sincerely want God’s best for them, then you’ll be patient with their quirks and ask God to move them past that.

Repent. Our Sunday school sermons have been on this topic recently because our Scripture has been on that. TURN from your way. TURN to God. It’s miserable when you don’t.

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