Monday Night

1 John 1:5-7

Ask the campers to open their Bibles to 1 John 1
Lead in a short prayer asking God to use His Word in our lives.

1. Describe the most complete darkness you have ever experienced.

2. What do people fear the most about being in the dark?

3. Describe the difference between light and dark?

Light – one can see what is around
Dark – one cannot see what is around

Have the campers follow in their Bibles as you read 1 John 1:5-7

4. When John says, “God is light,” he is not saying God is a light bulb, or that God is simply light. What is he saying?

Nothing is hidden from God
God exposes that which we think is secret
Note: This statement in 1 John 1:5 confirms that God is all-knowing (Omniscient)

5. What does it mean to walk in darkness?

Living without God
Sin, selfishness, anger, bitterness
You might want to refer to Prodigal Son story (Luke 15:11) as an example

6. Describe “walking in the Light?”

You will probably get “being saved” as an answer and although that is correct, it is important that the campers understand what that means. Ephesians 1:3-8 explains that we have been chosen and adopted by God. And Colossians 1:13-14 teaches that we need to be redeemed and forgiven.

7. How can we be certain that we are “walking in the Light?” That we are saved?

(Rom 10:9-10) That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. {10} For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Close with prayer that thanks God for His gift of salvation, for His total forgiveness, and for giving us Light. Ask Him for a great week at camp where we will not only have fun but will grow and mature in Christ.

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