REMINDER: This week during Sunday is the big vote for the new chapel, fellowship hall, and contemporary space . I will lead a big group assembly (or Mark if Phoebe comes early) so the teachers can go to the meeting. BUT, I encourage parents to take their MS students with them to the meeting. This is “kinda a big deal”…. and I would love for the students to be a part of the vote!
On Wednesday I spoke with multiple students about camp and a couple mentioned that money was a challenge. To both of them I said that scholarships were available. Though it was separate incidents and one was a high school student and the other a middle school student, they both said, “to college?” To the middle school student I said, “Sure, we are sending you to Duke!” To which another student said, “Oh, we don’t want to go to Duke, could the scholarship be for Georgia?” (Admittedly, I could come up with nothing the first time with the HS student, I just stared…)
We often think of a word with only one specific definition. We completely miss how word could be applied to another situation. While scholarships often pay for college, the word does not solely mean money for higher education. In this case the word refers to people who have donated money to help someone who can not afford to go to our summer camp.
When we hear the word sacrifice we do not often think of ourselves as the sacrifice. We may think of a poor sheep being chopped O.T. style. Or maybe with think of the perfect sacrifice of Christ. And these are correct, but the word is also applied to our lives, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer YOUR bodies as living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is true worship.” Romans 12:1
The theme for camp this summer is True Worship and it will call us all to become the sacrifice!