THURSDAY READ & REFLECT: 2 Samuel 6:12-23


•Who is David? What is something you know about his story?

•What stood out to you in this passage?

•How does joy show up in this passage?

•How does David praise the LORD in this passage?

•How does it strike you that the king praised God in this way?

•What is motivating him to praise the LORD?

•How did David’s wife react?

•What moves you to praise the LORD?

•Have you ever witnessed someone else be moved to praise God in an unexpected way?

•Have you ever been moved to praise God in an unexpected way?

•What are some different ways we can praise the LORD? (methods, actions) Or what are some of your favorite ways to praise the LORD?

Thursday Table for Two

Every day begins with a reminder that we are empty. Our bodies processed the fuel we gave them from the day before, and shortly after we wake up, we feel hungry. We need to eat to replenish our energy and the nutrients for our body to function. The same can be true for us spiritually. So today we are celebrating never being empty!

Have you ever felt empty emotionally or spiritually? Pause here and think back to a time when you felt empty.

How do you think God can fill those needs?

READ Mark 10:13-16.

The children were brought to Jesus. The children weren’t scared, but seemed to be getting so much of Jesus’ attention that it annoyed the disciples who thought he should be focused on more mature important matters with the adults.

What does it mean to come to Jesus like a child?

If we approach Jesus like a child what would we be expecting for him to give us?

PRAYER: When you think of Jesus, what visual image comes to mind? Today we are going to think about Jesus with a smile, perhaps a face filled with laughter. On the back of this page draw a picture of Jesus smiling. Let this drawing be your prayer. As you draw imagine yourself sitting with Jesus and enjoying his company.


•Who can set this passage in context? Or in other words, what happened
immediately before this story?
-Who is Elizabeth?
-Who is Mary?
-What has just happened to Mary?
-What is happening to Elizabeth?

•How would you be feeling if you were either of these women?

•What is something that stood out to you in this passage?

•How does Elizabeth respond when Mary arrives? (How does Elizabeth’s baby respond?)

•For what does Mary praise the Lord?

•How would you describe Mary’s relationship with God?

•In your experience, is praising God easy?

•When do you find it easier to praise the Lord? Harder?

Wednesday Table for Two

Merry Christmas!
Yes, yes, it is the beginning of the summer. Don’t worry you didn’t sleep for six months. But we can celebrate Jesus’ arrival all year long. Because when Jesus shows up, all things are made new.

Take a few deep breaths this morning. Ask God to meet with you in these next few minutes. Pause in silence for a few moments.

After John Baptist was born, God moved in his father’s heart, and he rejoiced with these words.

READ Luke 1:67-80

Did any part of this catch your attention? Why?

Where do you see celebration show up in this passage?

What did this passage say about God and his action?

How have you experienced Jesus’ arrival in your life?

PRAY: Talk to God about how Jesus impacts your life. How much does Jesus influence your life? Is there any area in your life that Jesus doesn’t impact? What makes it difficult to open up that area to Jesus?

*** For clarity, verses 68-75 are about the soon to be birth of Jesus; verses 76-80 are about Zechariah’s son John the Baptist.

Tuesday Table for Two

Welcome to camp! Each day you are going to have some time to sit at the Table for Two. This time is for you to spend alone with God. This isn’t a worksheet or assignment there are no grades and no gold stars. Also, this isn’t group work, so make sure you have your paper and Bible and give yourself space away from your neighbor (at least 10 feet). The Scripture, questions, and activities on your Table for Two page each day are there to help you connect with God.

When you think of following Jesus what words come to mind? Do you think of words such as fun, laughter, excitement, and adventure? Or do you think of words like boring, old fashioned, dull, full of rules, or something along these lines? Too often it seems we would rather use the second set of words, even to the point where sometimes it seems like the goal of our faith is to make our lives just bland.

This week our theme is Celebrate! And we are exploring this question: Can a life spent following Jesus be a life of enjoyment and great excitement and even a celebration?

READ Philippians 4:4-7

What stands out to you as you read this passage? What questions do you have?

Read Philippians 4:4 again, and write it out.

This is our theme verse for the week. What does this verse mean to you?

What are your expectations & hopes for this week?

What do you want to get out of this week?

PRAY: Think about your relationship with God. How is it going. Do you think of your relationship with God as a celebration? What distractions do you think you will face this week? Take a few moments and talk to God about these things and about the week that lays ahead.

Camp Falls 2021 Online

Hello Everyone,

This week as we are at camp. We are going to share a part of what is going on each day even if you can’t be with us at camp.

Each day we will put up a devotional to start the day.

Then at some point we will put up a passage of Scripture and some reflection questions.

And if technology works out we will attempt to stream or post a video of the talk each night here: