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JulAug 2016

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FOLLOWING JESUS

Robert Baker

If we follow Jesus Christ, what guides our decision-making? How do we decide what classes to take, what job to apply for, whom…

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Following the Crowd?

Think about a person in your school who is an outcast. Have you taken time to know…

08/28/16 at 02:09 PM

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Clique vs. Circle of Friends

Carol E. Lytch with Katie Lytch, 15

In the opening scene of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, a new boy is taken around the high school and oriented to the different social…

08/27/16 at 02:40 PM

CHRIST’S BOLDNESS

Anna Garrett & Richard Lawton

Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Romans 12:11 (NRSV)

When I think of boldness, I associate it with passion. Passion drives boldness. Jesus Christ is the boldest and most passionate person in history. The passion that consumed him…

08/27/16 at 10:16 AM

RANKING

Dallas Kepler & Hunter McWhorter

Discover what the Bible says about ranking in 1 Corinthians 12:14–26.

Cliques have been part of life since the beginning of time. We were created equal, but we are different too. Not wanting to feel different, we are often tempted…

08/25/16 at 11:52 AM

Friend of the Outcasts

Shelby Hill

Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12 (NRSV)

You may think that in a Christian school everyone would accept one another and there would be no cliques. Wrong! In my Lutheran junior high, there were two cliques—the…

08/24/16 at 08:00 AM

JESUS’ FRIENDS

Anna Solomon & Samantha McCrabb

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples.

Mark 2:15a (NIV)

In middle school, I was comfortable in my girl group and oblivious to anyone else. I spent a lot of time cultivating friendships. I’m a senior now, and I…

08/23/16 at 11:49 AM

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FOLLOWING JESUS

Robert Baker

If we follow Jesus Christ, what guides our decision-making? How do we decide what classes to take, what job to apply for, whom to hang out with and…

08/22/16 at 07:54 AM

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Prayer of Commitment

Will Penner

“Lord, we know you have called us to be more than we are now. We also…

08/21/16 at 06:36 PM

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Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Oceania: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Maohi Nui), Kanaky, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau,…

08/21/16 at 03:47 PM

SPORTS CONDUCT

Douglas Gamble

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.

Philippians 1:27a (NIV)

Playing or watching sports consumes more and more of our lives, but it doesn’t have to squeeze our time with God. God wants to be involved in every part…

08/21/16 at 01:44 PM

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