Thought for the month – September 2017

Now we have reached September we have left summer behind. Camp for this year is finished and the field is cleared. We look forward to meeting up with you all at Hebron Chapel in Costessey on September 16. Do make an effort to come.
For our summer camps we had 70 campers and 60 leaders and workers. We had a very happy time on each camp.

All have been affected by camp. All have thought about Jesus in a different way.
Some have responded to Jesus as Saviour; one girl was baptised in the sea; questions were asked and many felt closer to God during the different weeks or weekend.
Even those of us who have been Christians for a long time came away encouraged and challenged.

If you became a Christian it is important you make the effort to meet with other Christians at a church and regularly read your Bible so you can grow.
Perhaps you left camp not prepared to make this step – perhaps you still do not feel you believe – continue to question.
Perhaps you feel you should be baptised – speak to your church leaders and let your camp leader know.
Whatever your position, keep in touch with your camp leaders.

The Bible makes the statement, ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life’. (John 3 v 16)

On junior camp we learned the words of Jesus in John 14 v 1 – 6. Jesus said to those who trusted Him, ‘I go to prepare a place for you’. What is heaven like? It is where Jesus IS and where sin ISN’T – what a wonderful place. Jesus then goes on to say, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father but by me’.
He claims to be the only way to God. That could sound presumptious but He has shown His authority and power by His death and resurrection! No-one else has made claims like that because no-one else has died and risen again!

Have YOU trusted Him as Saviour so you know the certainty of sins forgiven and a place in heaven?

John Leftley (Commie Junior camp)