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:
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:
I am a history teacher, but that is not ALL that I teach. In my classroom I use the subject of history as a vehicle to teach about life, to teach about God and His creation. This may seem cliché, but let me explain exactly what I mean.
Parents are the most vital constituency in any Christian school. They entrust their children to teachers and administrators during the formative years; they pay tuitions that underwrite a school’s existence; they volunteer their time, talents, and treasure to provide needed support for a school’s operations. While schools exist in part to serve the needs of children, a serious case can be made that a Christian school’s primary reason for existence is to serve the needs of parents.