Matt's Corner

SC 2010 :)

A few highlights from SC2010!

  • 9 students + the penny game + N in Out + Dumb and Dumber = “FUN-V”
  • Shannon Hurley J Amina!
  • Small groups
  • Jonas’s UDDERly sick dance moves
  • Brave-heart = please take those swords away from the camp speakers; they are going to hurt the children.
  • The Gauntlet! My personal favorite = Mark using Matt as a human shield
  • The hard ground = L… I forgot the air mattresses.
  • Dgroup tubing! Go West boat!
  • Extended worship
  • Praying with Taylor
  • Our amazing MAD crew
  • Snack Shack; use those Mark and Matt bucks!
  • Brett Schleiger jumping on Matt twice
  • Great times on the beach with the students
  • Burrito and I parasailing over Lake San Antonio!
  • MR. CHAVEZ (how many notches this year?)
  • Only two trips to the hospital…
  • Communion under the stars
  • Praying with Carley and Kelsey
  • How many banana’s can you eat Mr. Hurley?
  • Matt + Dan + Mr. Chavez = J
  • FREEZING nights
  • Jet-ski + Kylie’s leg = L
  • Chris Mueller J
  • Watching God’s Spirit working in many lives
  • Mark and Matt paraphernalia (including their very own line of hand sanitizer, frisbees, hats, shirts and who could forget those “precious” Calendars)
  • Father’s day video = “PUT ON A TIE!”
  • AM staff meetings
  • Matt using the wrong side of a knife in an effort to free Mr. Dodson’s propeller from a tangled ski-rope
  • “Hat’s off to you!”
  • 183 students hearing of their desperate need to know Jesus

All 7 messages were phenomenal! Here’s a quick flyover…

1. GOD IS KING. God is the author and has all AUTHORity. He can do whatever He wants with His creation. Awaken to this truth and live like this. Realize we cannot do whatever we want; we will give an account to the King over us.

2. You are a servant of the one you obey.

Rom 6:16 “…you are slaves to the one whom you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness.”

3. SIN

Rom. 3:11-12, 18 “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away; they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one….There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire...”

4. Authentic Christians: love Jesus more than anything, are sold out to Christ, are willing to do anything for Christ, WANT to obey His Word and desire to please their King.

Christians love God and love others.

5. Luke 14:33 “In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”

6. Satan and Christ

Satan = a liar -> wants to you believe that you can disobey the King without consequences; that you are your own god, This lie is commonly packaged as “freedom,” but leads to enslavement and death.

LUKE 16:19-31 (great perspective on this life)

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…”

Jesus = John 10:10-11 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good Shepard lays down his life for the sheep.”

Christ = abundant life. His yoke is easy and his burdens light.

It cost Satan nothing to promote his lie; it cost us everything

It cost Christ everything to proclaim the Gospel; it cost me nothing.

7. Walk Dependent.

Not “do:” but D.O. = Dependent, obedience!


Dodson Family said...

awesome post :))))) love your camp wrap up and your highlights. i have the pics for you - find me sunday. xo

Rothaus Family said...

Sounds like all had a blast getting to know God better.