Students started the day with an opening prayer and devotion, led by Mr. Holcomb. Yesterday's focus was that Jesus is the MESSAGE of Scripture Yesterday and Today and Forever. Matthew 16:16-19 tells us how Simon Peter confessed who Jesus is when he asked. Simon Peter answered Jesus, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God." It was interesting because that is what our Faith Studies lesson focused on today! We discussed the different ways we can confess. One confession of our sins, and the other of our Faith! Each student was given the opportunity to write their own confession of Faith and what they believe to be true about God. Check out a few that wanted to share.
"That he did come down and die on the cross for our sins. Then he will come back down on Judgement Day to take us to heaven and He is true Lord." -Amani
"I believe that God is the one true God. That he can forgive my sins and give me mercy. He gives me things that I don't deserve and I love them so much. He helps me when I don't feel good, physically or emotionally. Jesus is always with me. Amen." -Tyeson
"Jesus IS the true, living, and all powerful God. He died on the cross and rose again for the life and the world to come. He is true man and true God and he came to save ALL who are here and all who are coming." -Kelly
"I believe that God, the Father Almighty will stay by me and protect, comfort, and defend me every step I take. That no matter what happens, what I do, where I go, He will be there to encourage me or cheer me on. I believe He will love me forever. I trust Him with my whole heart! Amen." -Luke
Today, we talked about how Jesus is the TRUTH of the Reformation Yesterday and Today and Forever. This tied in with their confession of faith. We also talked about how Satan tries to interfere and get us to believe him. Bible verse focus today is John 8: 31-32
Dress up day today was Dr. Seuss character or book character! Look for pictures to come!