The following excerpt is from a sermon preached to the Grammar School students of Annapolis Christian Academy by ACA faculty member, Rev. Andres Garcia on the promise of God’s forgiveness.
We are studying the Promises of God in chapel this year. Last week we talked about Presents and Promises. We agreed that God’s promises are for sure. When God promises something, it will happen. When God makes a promise, you can count on it. We also said that God’s promises are like presents—the best kinds of presents you will ever receive. God’s promises are the kinds of presents that don’t wear out; they don’t break and they don’t get old. God’s promises last forever and they also tell us something about God and His nature.
The first two commands in the ten commandments prohibit idolatry. There are two very good reasons for this:
Members of the Annapolis school board consist of current and past parents and grandparents, alumni and interested community members who are passionate about the mission of the academy and committed to ensuring its prosperous future. The ACA Board has the responsibility of being assigned the care and oversight of the school, but is not involved in the day-to-day operation of the organization, which it delegates to the school’s employees through the Headmaster. Each year, Annapolis board members work closely with the Headmaster to provide the necessary resources for the school to fulfill its mission from one generation to another. This year (2016-2017) Annapolis is proud to have on it’s Board of Trustees a group of extremely fine and talented people.
As part of Annapolis’ spiritual formation program, students in the School of Logic & Rhetoric meet each week for a corporate chapel worship service. In this week’s School of Logic and Rhetoric Chapel service, students examined Jesus’ parable on teaching and discipleship found in Luke 6:39-49 and were challenged to think deeply about what it means to follow Jesus.
Pat Kinner introduced students in Annapolis’ School of Grammar to a study called “The Promises of God” at the first chapel service of the new school year. Students were encouraged to view God’s promises as presents. Psalm 145:9 says “The Lord is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works.” This is a promise about God’s character. Annapolis students were encouraged to talk at home with their parents about how God has been good to them. Here is a summary text of that message:
Choosing the right school for your child can be a challenging decision for any parent. There are a multitude of important things to consider from environment to test scores to reputation to facilities etc. But by far the most important criteria involves the quality of teachers. True teaching is a high and noble calling and nothing is more important than the quality and integrity of your child’s teachers. Each year, Annapolis does extensive searching, interviewing, and vetting of new teachers to find the best and brightest candidates. This year is no exception and we are very proud to introduce you to the latest members of the Warrior Faculty!
Welcome back Warriors! It’s good to see so many new and returning faces. I hope you had a wonderful summer and are rested up for all the great things in store for this new year. I am super excited to have students back on campus. It’s been WAY too quiet on campus over the summer. Honestly it felt kind of weird and sad, like being in a church on Tuesday.
Annapolis is proud to welcome the newest member of the team, Mrs. Joanne Bielecki, who has been hired to oversee Annapolis’ 7th – 12th Grade guidance programs. JoAnne was born and raised in New Britain, CT and attended the University of Connecticut. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital and obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2004. Since then, JoAnne has worked as a caseworker for ten years and as a school psychologist for an additional two.
Though the philosophy and practice of Christian Classical education stretches back thousands of years in Western Civilization, it’s recovery in America began as an obscure, grassroots movement of private schools in the 1980’s. Since then, it has become one of the most powerful international educational reform movements in decades. In our culture of secular-progressive, mass public education, Christian Classical education is not “mainstream” and the educational establishment often feels deeply threatened by it. Here, then, is my response to seven of the most common objections to Christian Classical education put forward by mainstream educational pundits.