Camp THEME 2021
Throughout the history of mankind, kingdoms have risen to power and faded away. From ancient to modern and Eastern to Western, all kingdoms have something in common — the desire to reign. Whether it’s a king or a queen, powerful influencer, or an idealogical movement, each one has an expectation of devotion and allegiance to its proverbial crown. From each of these worldly kingdoms come proclamations of new promises, improved lives, and lofty hopes for its people. However, no matter how good they may sound, these claims always fall short.
Our modern era is no different. This kingdom imagery of royalty may not be as prevalent today, but the reigning of various strongholds and worldviews over our lives certainly is. Sometimes it can be cultural lifestyles or even what is popular on social media at the time. Just because something is trending does not mean that it is truth. Just because a belief is popular does not mean that it is actually beneficial.
The Bible, which is God’s word to help us, says that everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial. It continues to add there is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. The Bible gives answers to life’s questions and reveals to us that there are two kingdoms. The kingdom of this world is ruled by a Prince of Darkness who seeks to kill, steal from, and destroy all things about mankind. The kingdom of heaven is ruled by the King of Kings who has come to bring life more abundantly to all those who believe.
If we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we will be saved, and all who believe will be called children of God. When we are heirs of God’s kingdom, we are not lost in problems; In Christ, we reign over them. We have answers, and His name is Jesus. That is why our King tells us to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things that we are truly wanting will be added to us. God encourages us to not focus our attention on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but the unseen realm is eternal. Since God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into his Son’s Kingdom that cannot be shaken, we are thankful citizens of heaven — kings and queens that can boldly approach God’s throne of favor and grace. It is this good news that we are excited to proclaim at Camp Shetek this summer. Come join us and experience the Kingdom of Heaven right here on Earth at a royal location called Camp Shetek.