Build – 2017 Summer Camp
Trust. Love. Character.
1. Build Trust (Hebrews 4:15-16)
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
No one wants to be vulnerable
Jesus became vulnerable at the cross and rose again from the dead so you can be vulnerable with your imperfections, attempt great things for God, and rise strong from your failures and mistakes.
2. Do Small Things with Great Love (1 Peter 4:7-11)
7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Everyone wants greatness, but are not willing to do the small things. And when they do small things, they lack passion or love. Often times we think if we’re not doing these big impressive things we think we’re failures, however it’s often through small acts of love that we display God.
Jesus came to seek the lost, the least, and the last and Jesus loved the little ones with great love. Jesus enables us us to love and serve each other wholeheartedly by forgiving and reconciling our pride and selfishness and inviting us into his bigger story.
3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,