By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
I John 3:16,18
By Mr. Matt Pannkuk-Chaplain, Bible Teacher
Every so often we have Team Chapel, so we can narrow the message and more directly apply it to the lives of our students. Our own teachers lead it because they know the needs and struggles of these students, and have an opportunity to address them through the Word. Our teachers are already very busy, so having this extra work is a big sacrifice!
Kindergarten through 2nd grade heard from Mrs. Leary, with music by Mrs. Ragsdale. They talked about how we can Go! Live the Story! by showing the Fruit of the Spirit. Jesus was the perfect example of what our fruit should look like, and how we should live for God. Others will see Jesus when we show the fruits of the Spirit, and they will grow in us as we strive to be more like Christ.
Mrs. Warren taught third through fifth grades as Mrs. Quinn led the music. The students learned about Kempton Turner, a modern man who felt called to do mission work in his own hometown of East St. Louis, our brothers and sisters across the river. Living the Story might mean going thousands of miles away to a foreign country, or it might mean going somewhere only a few miles away that is near us already. Every place in the world needs people who will Go! Live the Story!
For middle school, Mr. Wildermuth was both the host and musical guest. He talked about the early American preacher Richard Allen. Despite being born into slavery, he accepted Christ and went on to become one of the most prolific gospel preachers in early America, even in the face of oppression and persecution. He chose forgiveness over bitterness, which is not easy to do but it is the Story that the Bible shows us we should Live.
1) What is our theme this year?
2) What is our theme verse?
3) Who are some people you have learned about that did Go! Live the Story!?
4) Who did you learn about today? How did they Live the Story? How does their testimony help inspire you to Live the Story?
5) Who can you think of that inspires you to Go! Live the Story!?
May the joy of the LORD be our strength.
Twin Oaks Christian School, a ministry of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church