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Camping For Boys eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 176 pages of information about Camping For Boys.

LESSON 5.  WATER-LIFE

(Hold the session along the shore.)
Psa. 65:9-13.  God’s liberality. 
Isa. 55:  1.  Freeness of the gospel. 
John 4:14.  Woman at the well. 
Rev. 22:11.  The last invitation in the Bible.

PRACTICAL THOUGHTS

The joy of living.  The fun at camp. 
Friendship. 
Temporal life vs. eternal life. 
Water will only satisfy thirst temporarily. 
Water revives—­Christ satisfies. 
Eternal life for the asking.

LESSON 6.  ROCKS—­CHARACTER

(Hold the session on or near some big boulder or rock.)
Matt. 7:24-27.  A good foundation.
1 Cor. 3:9-14.

Practical thoughts
All boys are building character day by day. 
All builders have a choice of foundation. 
All foundations will be tried. 
Only one foundation will stand. 
Jesus Christ is the Rock of Ages.

“Every thought that we’ve ever had
  Its own little place has filled. 
Every deed we have done, good or bad
  Is a stone in the temple we build."-Sargant.

Character, not reputation, will alone stand the final test.

Lesson 7.  Storms—­trouble
Matt. 8:23-27.  Need of help. 
Phil. 4:6.  A strong deliverer. 
Psa. 107:28-30.  A safe place.

Practical thoughts
Boys have real troubles, real temptations, real shipwrecks. 
Difficulties in school life, at home, in camp. 
Almost ready to give up. 
Have faith in Christ as a Saviour.

“The inner side of every cloud
Is bright and shining,
I therefore turn my clouds about,
And always wear them inside out
To show the lining.”

“Look ever to Jesus.  He’ll carry you through.”

Lesson 8.  Sports—­mastery
(Teach this lesson after a field day.)
1 Cor. 9:24-27.  The race of life.  Mastery of self. 
Heb. 12:1, 2.  Run with patience.
1 Tim. 6:12.  A good fight. 
Rev. 2:10.  Faithfulness. 
Ecele. 9:11.  Not always to the swift. 
Eccle. 9:10.  Wholeheartedness.

Practical thoughts
“Each victory of self will help you some other to win.” 
Self-control. 
Value of training.  You are either master or slave. 
The Bible, the book of instruction. 
Solomon’s rule of self-defence.  Prov. 15:  1.

Lesson 9.  Night—­sin
Psa. 19.  Night unto night. 
John 3:19-20.  Evil deeds. 
Rom. 13:11-14.  Awake out of sin.

PRACTICAL THOUGHTS

Bad thoughts come to us in the dark. 
Dark places productive of crime. 
Mischief at camp during the night. 
Darkness cannot hide us from God. 
“Thou God seest me.” 
North star a guide for sailors—­Jesus Christ a safe guide. 
“Character is what a man is in the dark.”
-D.  L. Moody.

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