Falls Creek 2017 Theme: Remnant
CATEGORY: (1) Knowing the Character and Nature of God [see PHILOSOPHY section under THE BASICS tab]
God has always maintained 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.”
We will unpack this theme at camp with the following daily teaching points:
A People of Possession – The 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.
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.
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.
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 us.