In this second episode of our CAMP series – we speak to the idea of prepping to camp out. You need to plan for the site, weather, and duration. Equally – in our spiritual seasons we need to plan for where we will be: have we found a place of shade and protection from the elements; is the campsite (our hearts) cleared from debris (sin issues or distractions) that might cause us to trip up, stumble in the dark, or make a long night uncomfortable; and do we have enough food and water to sustain us for the duration? Are you ready to start your next season not just well – but AWESOME?!
Notes for this sermon to follow along with:
Mark 1:35-38 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”
1 – Pick Your Campsite
A – Walk-able
B – Weather
Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
C – Water
Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
2 – Removing Rocks
A – The sand
Matthew 7:26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
B – The Stones
C – The Boulder
Colossians 3:1-2 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 – Setting Up camp
A – Shelter
B – Light Source
2 Peter 1:12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught.
C – Guard your Food
Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.