Reading: Mark 1: 1-8
This summer at camp, we will be exploring Biblical themes through the curriculum, “Living in God’s Time.” It will take a look at the seasons of the church year and how the stories we look at during those periods are relevant to our lives today.
On Mondays this summer, we will study Advent and our scripture text is the one you read today. Interestingly, as we commemorate the Baptism of Jesus this Sunday in our churches, it is a good reminder to hear of John. Remember, John the Baptist was something of a celebrity during his time and some people actually thought he was the Messiah. But in this lesson, John makes it clear that he is not. He is preparing the way for someone greater: Jesus.
In today’s society, with a mentality of always getting ahead, it is it refreshing to hear John’s words and be reminded that they are people who are humble and who are willing to point to someone or something greater than themselves? As our campers study about Advent this summer, it is my hope that they, too, can learn to help point others toward Jesus not only doing the Advent season but all year long. –Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Close in prayer, thanking God for those who prepare the way.
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