Friday, January 24, 2014

Have You Ever... Taken a Step of Faith?

Chapel services today were varied, interesting, and in the case of the secondary chapel - a bit chaotic!

A lively game of "Have You Ever"
Matt Thompson, Youth and family pastor at Clearview Community Church, presented the message to the elementary students this morning on faith - and the need sometimes to take a step of faith.  Using a brief Indiana Jones film clip to illustrate his point, Matt encouraged the students to develop their trust in the Lord; to be willing to act or love generously at times when they might not feel certain of the outcome.  Such "steps" or even "leaps" of faith have great value for God's kingdom and our growth!  Thank you, Matt, for exhorting us to deepen our walk of faith!

Chase tries to get to an empty seat
The secondary chapel service took on a different tone today as the newly formed Student Planning team exercised their leadership with their first chapel service.  Working on the theme, "Have You Ever," the student leaders began with a fun, chaotic game of "Have You Ever" in the gym, and then revealed the weightier idea behind the theme:  where are the "Have You Ever's" in our walk with Christ?  Have we ever taken that first step of faith?  Have we ever given up anything in response to Christ?.

Following the game, Kate and Tori read from Mark 8, where Jesus says, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's shall save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?"
Tori and Kate share their ideas for secondary chapel

Kate then previewed chapels to come in which the students will continue to explore the theme of "Have You Ever?" in relationship to our walk with Christ. We're looking forward to our next few chapel services together!

Parents and friends of the Academy are always welcome at chapel services; for dates and times, please call the school office!

No comments:

Post a Comment