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Not another textbook.

Fall is one of the most enjoyable times of year for my family and for the staff at SWO.  We maintain a pretty busy schedule at camp, but the groups have a different dynamic.  We  get a lot of Christian schools bringing students in for fall retreats.  These groups pose a unique challenge because the students have a lot of knowledge of the bible, but often are numb to the life-transforming power of the Gospel.  I have been challenged a lot lately from 1 Corinthians 2 to understand that, no matter how great of a knowledge I have of the bible, the Holy Spirit must give me discernment and bring conviction to my life.  Otherwise, the Bible is just a textbook.   This explains how even nonbelievers can have a pretty good knowledge of the bible and be unmoved by it’s power. I want to surrender to the authority of the Scripture and receive the discernment of the Holy Spirit.  The bible is NOT a textbook.  It is life and revelation and power.  Submit to it.