Friday, June 9, 2006

Railroad ties to Wisdom


"The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;" (Prov. 1:1)

June 26-30th in our church calendar is Mt. Zion Camp Week. This year's theme is "All Aboard" (Train theme). Our main camp speaker this year is Dr. Gary Webb who is Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Carrboro, NC. I am certainly looking forward to some good preaching. In the morning session I will be speaking to the Junior campers on Tues. and Wed. and Pastor Roger Bottrell of Maranatha Baptist Church in Lyons, NY will be speaking to them on Thu. and Fri.

I have been praying about it and studying the book of Proverbs and many of its prominent themes in preparation for the opportunity to preach God's Word to the Junior campers.

Verse 4b of Proverbs 1 says: "To give...to the young man knowledge and discretion." While part of being young among other things is a lack of knowledge and discretion and part of being old (or mature) should be the ability to give wise counsel. The combination works. Ultimately, God has given us the book of Proverbs wherewith we should be able to read and apply God's wisdom for our everday lives. The practicality of Proverbs amazes me and I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us in camp this year.

2 comments:

Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus said...

Hi Bro. Hardecker,

I hope y'all enjoy Pastor Webb's preaching. He's my pastor down here in NC, and he is certainly a blessing from the Lord to the people of CBC in Carrboro.

Bill H. said...

He did a great job. There were at least 4 campers that publicly professed to have gotten saved, and many have made decisions to live for God. We are rejoicing in what the Lord is doing in the lives of the campers and counselors!