by Chelsea Connor Posted Apr 26, 2018
Our Camp in the City staff love to talk about how their summer is one big road trip, where they get to travel all around the country, put on a week of camp, and then pack up and do it all over again. It’s a blast!
So when they were coming up with the daily Bible study for Camp in the City counselors to lead their campers through, it’s no surprise they were drawn to stories in the Bible that have to do with roads. This summer’s Camp in the City Bible study is called “Road Works,” and will look at five different stories from the New Testament that took place on the road.
Each story is familiar, but pulling them all together brings out different aspects and applications of the gospel. We are excited for the discussions this will bring up with the elementary-aged campers at Camp in the City!
Monday will look at the story of the shepherds journeying to see Jesus as a baby in Luke chapter 2. The main idea is that when we see Jesus as the Christ, we will praise and glorify God!
On Tuesday, campers will read Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan, and contrast how different people reacted to the stranger who needed help on the side of the road from Luke chapter 10. Among other things, this parable shows how when we understand loving God, we will love our neighbor by showing them the mercy we have been shown.
Wednesday’s study will focus on John chapter 19 and Jesus’ journey to carry His cross to the place where He will be crucified. This will dive into the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf.
On Thursday, the story will be from Luke chapter 24, when some people are walking down the Road to Emmaus and are joined by a very unexpected guest—Jesus Himself! The resurrection of Jesus proves to us that Jesus is who He said He was.
As the campers’ last day on Friday, the Bible study will fittingly be centered on the story of Paul on the Road to Damascus from Acts chapter 9. After Paul discovered the truth about Jesus, he immediately wanted to tell others the good news!
Our prayer is that each camper who comes to Camp in the City this year will learn more about Jesus, grow in their relationship with Christ, and to learn how to study the Bible on their own, all in the midst of having a seriously fun week!