For the summer of 2017, the Falls Creek theme is REMNANT. God has always maintained for Himself a people who are His own. Jesus said in Matthew 7:14, “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. Those who follow Him may be few, but they are His, and He will preserve them.”
Our theme verse for camp is Psalm 33:12 (emphasis added), “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.”
In the book of Romans, Paul recounts the story of Elijah’s conversation with God about Israel: “God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? ‘Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life.’ But what is the divine response to him? ‘I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.’ In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice” (Rom. 11:2-5).
Sometimes students feel like they are alone in walking with God, but they need to know that this is not true. God is faithful to provide for Himself an inheritance in the lives of all who will call upon His name.
On Tuesday of each week at Falls Creek, students will learn what it means to be a people of possession. Those whom the Bible calls “elect,” are those whom God has known and redeemed. They are the inheritance of Christ and the possession of God. The Lord has been faithful to always have a remnant of people who are called by His name.
On Wednesday the study will focus on God’s children as a people of pardon. Only those who have found salvation in Christ are a part of the family of God. Not all who call Him Lord are His. As sinful people, we are in need of the forgiveness that is found in Christ alone. And as a pardoned people, we are to live humbly through faith.
Each Thursday we will turn our attention to living intentionally as believers by being a people of purpose. God maintains a people for Himself that the message of His grace may continue from generation to generation. The task of the remnant is to lead others to know and experience the love of God in Christ Jesus.
Finally, on Friday our study will encourage students to live as a people of perseverance. The life of the one who follows Jesus will be one of sacrifice and endurance. Jesus said that, in the end times, “You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved” (Mark 13:13). The remnant of God are a persevering people, secure in the knowledge that God is able to complete what He has begun in them.
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