Adopted: The Beauty of Grace

I get a rare but exciting opportunity this weekend. Drew (our youth pastor) and his staff have invited me to come out of retirement and preach at youth summer camp. Our theme is “Adopted: The Beauty of Grace.”

It’s going to be a cool 48 hours beginning Friday night at 7pm. I’ll preach Friday and Saturday night at camp, return home late Saturday, preach the second week of Between the Trees at LPC Sunday morning in both services, and then head back to camp to close out with a final sermon Sunday night.

In the three messages at camp I’ll be working to answer a series of questions centered around the theme of adoption by God. I’ll be preaching out of the first two chapters of Ephesians. Here are the 6 questions the 3 sermons work to answer:

1) Who is God?
2) Why does He want to adopt me?
3) Why do I need to be adopted by God?
4) What does adoption cost God?
5) What are the benefits of being adopted by God?
6) How does life lived as God’s child differ from life as a spiritual orphan?

There’s nothing like youth camp. Many people I know who are serving God in their adult years can look back on fond memories from youth camp. It’s a life-changing time every time. Pray for us as we take this journey together. There are over 120 students and leaders headed to camp this weekend. I’ve already heard numerous stories of young people who have signed on who are ready for massive changes to occur in their lives. Pray for God’s grace to capture the hearts of His children.

About Pastor Andrew

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Carissa, Daddy to four daughters, Lead Pastor at LifePoint Church in Vancouver, WA.
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3 Responses to Adopted: The Beauty of Grace

  1. Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    I agree! Youth camp was always awesome! I’ll will be praying for you all and that everyone in attendance will see God move in amazing ways! 🙂

  2. Dean Goff says:

    I got you brother and all of those kids. Praying for for a genuine life changing encounter with God for all of you. Have a safe trip and be blessed. See on Sunday.

  3. Thanks for this info. Will be in prayer and intercession for all of you involved, and that the students will be open to hear what the Lord will be speaking to them, and then have desire to act to upon His moving. Youth camps seem to create the best atmosphere, for openness and willingness for the youth to experience God in a deeper way. Grateful for the opportunities for ministry. Blessing and grace be unto you all, involved.

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