Today’s Question: Do You Know Who You Are?

post date: July 23, 2013

This new sign welcomes everyone to Word of Life Inn.
Good morning from rainy Schroon Lake. From yesterday’s picture-perfect weather, we’re now in a downpour that will dampen everything but the spirits of the campers. Nothing can quench their excitement.
Yesterday’s service on the Island was a mind-blowing sensory overload of lights, motion, noise, loud music and deafening cheers as 500 campers (plus dozens of counselors) gathered in Pine Pavilion. It was the loudest, most raucous service I’ve ever attended (and I’ve been to some wide-open services around the world). Yet when the time came for me to speak, you could hear a pin drop. I heard the rustle of hundreds of Bibles opening as we studied the life of Joseph.
Each day this week I’m challenging them to consider a life-changing question. Yesterday it was “Do you know why you were born?” Today it is “Do you know who you are?” These are not easy questions and they aren’t meant to be. I told the teens that they will wrestle with these questions for a lifetime, not just for a week on the Island.
When Don Lough spoke on Sunday night and gave the invitation, 23 students made first-time decisions to trust Christ. Yesterday the counselors began working with those students to help them grow in Christ.
Did you know you can watch all my messages from the Island on your computer? Just click on Live from Word of Life! and a window will open. The service starts at 9 AM EDT. That’s 8/7/6 Central/Mountain/Pacific. They don’t livestream the music (but they should!). At the moment they only broadcast the speaker’s talk. So click on that link around 20 minutes after the hour. It’s amazing how well the video comes in.
Please pray for me as I teach and for the teens who listen that together we would hear what God is saying to us from Joseph’s courageous stand. He paid a great price for his faithfulness and never looked back. I pray for the Lord to give us a revival of that same spirit today.

Yesterday’s service on the Island was a mind-blowing sensory overload of lights, motion, noise, loud music and deafening cheers as 500 campers (plus dozens of counselors) gathered in Pine Pavilion. It was the loudest, most raucous service I’ve ever attended (and I’ve been to some wide-open services around the world). Yet when the time came for me to speak, you could hear a pin drop. I heard the rustle of hundreds of Bibles opening as we studied the life of Joseph.
Each day this week I’m challenging them to consider a life-changing question. Yesterday it was “Do you know why you were born?” Today it is “Do you know who you are?” These are not easy questions and they aren’t meant to be. I told the teens that they will wrestle with these questions for a lifetime, not just for a week on the Island.
When Don Lough spoke on Sunday night and gave the invitation, 23 students made first-time decisions to trust Christ. Yesterday the counselors began working with those students to help them grow in Christ.
Did you know you can watch all my messages from the Island on your computer? Just click on Live from Word of Life! and a window will open. The service starts at 9 AM EDT. That’s 8/7/6 Central/Mountain/Pacific. They don’t livestream the music (but they should!). At the moment they only broadcast the speaker’s talk. So click on that link around 20 minutes after the hour. It’s amazing how well the video comes in.
Please pray for me as I teach and for the teens who listen that together we would hear what God is saying to us from Joseph’s courageous stand. He paid a great price for his faithfulness and never looked back. I pray for the Lord to give us a revival of that same spirit today.

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