by Chelsea Connor Posted May 28, 2019
One of the highlights of Camp in the City is the daily Bible study. Each cabin group gets to sit with their counselor and talk through the day’s lesson. This year’s study is titled “Rain or Shine,” and campers will get to go through several stories in the Bible together.
Just like the weather can be unpredictable, so can our lives! Each passage picked for this study highlights an unexpected event that took place, and dives into how even one of life’s storms can be an opportunity to trust the Lord. We don’t always know what God is doing in the midst of the storm, but He’s always moving!
Here are the stories campers will be studying together each day:
Monday- Creation of the world (Genesis 1:1-31). Campers will discuss all the things God made, and that everything God made was good! God said everything was good, but when He made humans, He made us in His image, and described only humans as “very good.”
Tuesday- The flood (Genesis 6:9-22, 7:11-8:21). Noah was just living his life as faithfully as he could, and then one day God tells him something crazy is going to happen. (Can you imagine what it would be like for God to tell you it was going to rain—when you had never seen rain? Wow!) Campers will also get to talk about the way sin separates us from God, and the way God provides a rescue for those who follow Him.
Wednesday- Jesus heals a blind beggar (Luke 18:35-43). This man had faced a storm his whole life, without any hope of healing. Then one day Jesus was passing by, and the man recognized Jesus as the foretold Son of David. He asked for healing from Jesus because he knew He was able. Jesus stopped and performed a huge miracle, giving a blind man sight!
Thursday- Peter denies Jesus and the crucifixion (Luke 22:54-62, 23:13-25). This was definitely the biggest storm of Peter’s life. His teacher, the one he had put all of his hope in, had just been arrested, and Peter wanted to hide. He couldn’t understand why Jesus wasn’t saving himself! But this was the whole reason Jesus had come! Jesus died to take the punishment for our sins, taking a penalty he did not deserve to make a way for us to be reconciled to God.
Friday- Peter and John before the Sanhedrin (Acts 4:1-21). Peter and another disciple, John, got arrested for sharing about Jesus in Jerusalem. Jesus had already risen from the dead when this took place, and Peter and John couldn’t wait to share the news of the forever hope found in Christ!
Camp in the City parents, be sure to also check in your CampLife app every day for intentional follow-up questions for each day’s Bible study you can discuss with your campers! It’s a fun way to keep camp going in the evenings too.