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CAMP FOUR

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Camp One Summary ....................................................................................... 3

Overview .......................................................................................................... 4

Session One ..................................................................................................... 7

Session Two ................................................................................................... 17

Session Three ............................................................................................... 33

Session Four .................................................................................................. 49

Supplies List and Materials ........................................................................ 54

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CAMP FOUR SUMMARY:

MISSION: Help families express encouragement to one another.

EMPHASIS: Family exhortation

FOCUS SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 3:13, “Exhort one another daily while it


is still called today.”

ULTIMATE GOAL: Upon returning home, families will continue


disciplines from Camps One, Two and Three, as well as, exhort one
another continually in very practical ways

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CAMP FOUR OVERVIEW:

SESSION ONE:

Welcome Activity .... Review principles of Camp Three Testimony


Teaching .................. What is Exhortation?
Illustrations ............. Oil and Water, Warnings, To Excite, Cheer, Petition
Skit ........................... Ida and Ethel
Dismissal .................. Assign Homework—Family Huddle

SESSION TWO:

Welcome Activity ..... Homework Review


Teaching ................... When do we Exhort
Skit ............................ Daily Bread, Ax, Hot Iron, Modeling Clay,
Melodrama ............... “Deceitfulness of Sin”
Skit ............................ Tools to Exhortation
Dismissal .................. Assign Homework—Family Huddle

Skit ............................ Ida and Ethel (During Dinner)


Skit ............................ Ida and Ethel (During Breakfast)

SESSION THREE:

Welcome Activity ..... Homework Review


Teaching ................... How do we Exhort
Skit ............................ Skits of Tools of Exhortation
Game ......................... Exhorting a Balloon
Illustrations ............. Exhortation Scenarios
Dismissal .................. Assign Homework—Family Huddle

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SESSION FOUR:

Welcome Activity ..... Homework Review—Discussion, Testimony


Illustration ............... Boiling Water
Skit ............................ Ida and Ethel
Illustrations ............. Exhortation Scenarios
Dismissal .................. Assign Homework—Family Huddle

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SLIDE 1.15 - CLICK TO BRING UP EACH POINT:

The Provenzano’s: Exhortation means “to stir up.”


The Nienaber’s: Exhortation means “to present warnings.”
The Warren’s: Exhortation means “to excite.”
The Schafer’s: Exhortation means “to petition.”
The Gallier’s: Let’s take a closer look at what it means to exhort. Consider the
following examples.

[SKITS: Acting Out Exhortation]

To exhort is to stir someone up.

SLIDE 1.16 - STIR UP


{Families read scripture on slide together.}

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good
works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is
the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the
more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

{Pass out scripts to seated family; have another family come forward and in an
excited tone, read/ask the following from slide show:}

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■ “Who’s excited about being at Family Camp Four this


weekend?”

■ “Who’s thankful that we get to be with our families this


weekend?”

■ “Who’s excited that they don’t have to go to work or school


tomorrow?”

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[1] One definition for exhortation is to stir up. How does being
stirred up help us? It encourages us. It helps us to see that we are
on the right track, or it gives us a different viewpoint to help us to
change.

[2] Words of encouragement are great but can you be stirred up


by using the Word of God? For instance if you are having financial
trouble, does it help you to know that God has said in Philippians
4:19 that He shall supply all of your needs according to His riches
in glory by Christ Jesus?

[3] Does it help you to know that God said He will not forget you
and He will not leave you when you are in trouble? Deuteronomy
31:8 says, "And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He
will be with you; He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear
nor be dismayed."

[ILLUSTRATION: Oil and Water]

{Put corn syrup and vegetable oil in jar. Show separation of liquids in container.
Shake the container and mix liquids. Let them settle and re-separate.}
You see, just like this jar, we have to be shaken up occasionally so that we don’t just
settle and get comfortable in our flesh.
{Point to show that we settle to our comfort and must be stirred up to be of one mind
and heart with God and not our world, flesh and the devil.}
In this corrupt world sin is all around us; We dwell in our flesh and our enemy wants
to steal, kill and destroy us. We must make a stand to fight the comfort of our flesh in
order to stand firm with God our father.

1.18 - PRESENT WARNINGS


(2) To exhort is to present warnings to someone.
{Families read scripture on slide together.}

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“As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every


one of you, as a father does his children.” 1 Thessalonians 2:11

{Pass out scripts; have a family walk across the room and show road signs that say
“Danger” and “Stop” “Cliff Ahead” “Children Crossing”}

[1] What are these people trying to do? That’s right! They are
trying to warn you of what is ahead. How do they know what is
ahead? They have already been there or maybe they have also
been warned and know what is ahead. Should we listen? We
should, at the very least, keep our eyes open and be careful for
the danger that may lie ahead of us.

[2] Warnings are there for our benefit. To protect us. To preserve
us. You see, Gods word is full of warnings to us. His
commandments are warnings. Like “you shall not kill”—He is
warning us that if we take the life of another, there will be
consequences to this action.

[3] God also gives us promises that are like warnings. For
instance, in Isaiah 1:19 God says “If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the best from the land; but if you resist and rebel, you
will be devoured by the sword.” God wants us to follow his
promise so that we will have His best but He knows what happens
if we don’t.

[4] In 1 Thessalonians 2:11 it says ”As you know, we exhorted


and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his
children” Don’t we, as parents, tell our children what the
consequences will be based on how they choose to behave? Let’s
name a few: If you don’t make good grades it will be harder on you
later in school. Elizabeth stay on the right side of the road or all
those big cars on the left will crash into you. (HA HA.)

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