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Spiritual Gifts

Prayer

The Bible (pt.1)

Identity

The Bible (pt. 2)

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Final Thoughts

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WEEK 1: SPIRITUAL GIFTS

In week 1 of The Summit, you learned about spiritual gifts and how we all play a special role in the body of Christ. It's important that each of us take our role seriously, otherwise the church won't function properly.

 

You also learned that Christ is the head of the body and the one who gave you your gifts. This means that everything you do is supposed to please God and help point others toward Christ. The spiritual gifts test you took was just the start of trying to figure out what your gifts may be. This doesn't mean these are the only gifts you have, but it's a good place to start.

 

The Base Camp training below is designed to help reinforce what you learned on Sunday. Take time this week to complete the tasks below. They will better equip you to utilize your spiritual gifts in the body of Christ. 

WEEK 1:

BASE CAMP TRAINING

WATCH

Check out this awesome video explaining the body of Christ and how we are part of it.

LISTEN

This Adventure in Odyssey episode is called "The Boy Who Didn't Go to Church" Give it a listen.

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READ

Open your Bible and read 
1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Romans 12:3-8,  &
Ephesians 5:23b.
Write down your thoughts.

ANSWER

What do you think your spiritual gifts are? How can you use them to serve the church and your family?

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PRAY

Spend 5 minutes each morning praying. Ask God to show you how to use your gifts to be a blessing those around you.

MEMORIZE

COLOSSIANS 3:23

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters

 
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WEEK 2: THE BIBLE

In week 2 of The Summit, you learned about what the Bible is and why it's important. It has history, poems, songs, letters, separated into 66 books making up two major sections - the Old and New Testaments. But there's more to the Bible than how big it is.

Did you know that the Bible was written over approximately 1600 years in three different languages, on three different continents, by 40 different authors? You would think that is would be hard to make all of those authors agree with each other on everything, But, you'd be wrong. Why?

 

2 Timothy 3:16 says that scripture (the Bible) was given by "inspiration of God." Basically, God breathed it out. The human authors were just writing down what God told them to write. So really, God is the author, and we know we can trust his Word!

We also learned why the Bible is important. In that same verse, Paul tells us that God's Word is good for teaching us what to believe, what not to believe, how to get right, and how to stay right. Everything you need to know to follow God.

WATCH

Check out this awesome video that shows us what God's Word, the Bible, is all about!

LISTEN

Check out this song called "Through and Through". It is a great reminder of what God's Word does for us.

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READ

Open your Bible and read 
Psalm 1:1-2,
Psalm 19:7-14,
 
& Matthew 7:24-27
Write down your thoughts.

ANSWER

Why do you think it's important to know what's in the BIble? How do we know we can trust what's in it?

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PRAY

Spend 5 minutes each morning praying. Ask God to help you as you to learn more about him as you read the Bible.

MEMORIZE

2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

WEEK 2:

BASE CAMP TRAINING

 
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WEEK 3: THE BIBLE

In week 3 of The Summit, you learned about some basic Bible study techniques. We talked about the S.O.A.P. method that helps you to read some SCRIPTURE, and then make some OBSERVATIONS and APPLICATIONS, followed by PRAYING for God to help you to live out the things you just learned.

Reading your Bible is not something that we are trying to trick you into doing (like when your parents said brussel sprouts were yummy). No. We simply want you to know the promises and truths that God has said for yourself.

When you are a baby, someone has to feed you. You can't do it on your own. But eventually, you are able to do more and more. That's a good things. No one wants to have to be fed by their mom for the rest of their life. That's what reading the Bible can be like. You start off with someone reading it to you, or hearing it in church, but now it's time to start feeding yourself spiritually. It's time to start reading God's Word on your own.

WATCH

Check out this video from CQ Kids that helps you think about the best way to read the Bible. 

LISTEN

This Adventure in Odyssey episode is called "A Worker Approved" Give it a listen.

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READ

Open your Bible and read 
Matthew7:24-27,
Psalm 119:9-11,

James 1:22-25

Psalm 1:1-3

ANSWER

What time of the day works best for you to read the Bible? How are you going to make it a priority?

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PRAY

Spend 5 minutes each morning praying. Pray for a different member of your family each day. Ask God to bless them.

WRITE

Choose two of the Scriptures from the "READ' section and do the S.O.A.P. method in your journal. 

WEEK 3:

BASE CAMP TRAINING

 
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WEEK 4: PRAYER

In week 4 of The Summit, you learned about prayer. It's something believers have been doing from the very beginning. And it's one of the most important aspects of a healthy walk with the Lord.

Do you have a best friend? What if you never talked to them? What would happen if every time they texted you, you were too busy to talk? What would happen to your friendship, if you talked to other friends at school, but not to your best friend? 

I think it's obvious. You wouldn't be "besties" any more. Why? Because you never communicate, you don't know what's going on in their life. You don't know what they like and don't like. You don't find out anything new or tell them anything exciting. You just stop knowing each other.

God wants to have a close friendship with each of you. But that relationship is a two-way street. God continues to communicate to us through his Word, and he wants us to communicate to him through prayer. Don't go a day without talking to the person who loves you more than anything in the world!

WATCH

Check out this awesome video that reminds us about prayer and how the Bible teaches us to do it.

LISTEN

Check out this song called "When We Pray". It is a great reminder of how we can communicate with God.

READ

Open your Bible and read 
Matthew 6:9-13,
Philippians 4:6-7,
 
& Luke 11:9-13
Write down your thoughts.

ANSWER

What keeps you from praying more often? Who or what do you need to begin praying about today?

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PRAY

Spend 5 minutes each morning praying. Use one of the praying guides you learned about this week to help lead your prayer time.

MEMORIZE

Romans 12:12

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

WEEK 4:

BASE CAMP TRAINING

 
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WEEK 5: IDENTITY

In week 5 of The Summit, you learned about who you really are in Christ.

 

The "world" tries to put tons of labels on people. Popular. Athlete. Loner. Geek. The list of labels can go on forever. 

We also put labels on ourselves. Sometimes we label ourselves based on mistakes we've made, like: D-Student, Liar, Trouble-Maker. Sometimes we try to label ourselves as our successes: Winner, A-Student, Good Kid.

Our enemy, the devil, also tries to label us. He is called the "accuser of the brethren" and does a good job. He tries to pin us with labels like: Unloveable. Mistake. Failure. Worthless.

But only one label really matters. That's the one from the Creator and Sustainer of everyone and everything...God. When we put our faith in his Son, Jesus, we are no longer what the world, the devil, or even what we label ourselves to be. We are given a new identity in Jesus. And nothing can change that. 

WATCH

David Laflin is an illusionist who does a great job explaining who we are in Christ. Check it out!

LISTEN

This song by Yancy is a great reminder of who God says you are. Give it a listen.

READ

Open your Bible and read 
Matthew 5:13-14,
John 1:12,

John 15:15

2 Corinthians 5:17

ANSWER

Who have you come to believe you are? Who are you in Christ? How does that change how you see yourself?

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PRAY

Spend 5 minutes each morning praying. Pray that God will help you to believe who He says you are.

WRITE

Choose two of the Scriptures from the "READ' section and do the S.O.A.P. method in your journal. 

WEEK 5:

BASE CAMP TRAINING

 

WEEK 6: FINAL THOUGHTS