Foundations & Bridge Combined Chapel - March 1, 2017
In today’s chapel, Mrs. Tracy Cox laid the foundation for the month of March. After summarizing much of what they had been talking about in the last few months, she conveyed the theme of the month, “Walking in Him means I will put Him first.” Mrs. Cox then asked the student-body to give her some examples of things that money cannot buy. Answering this question, the students said things such as, happiness, a “ticket to heaven”, friendship, family, and God’s love. Following this, she moved into the story of the “rich, young ruler” as an example of putting God above everything in their life. This ruler asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus answered by listing some core commandments. After the young ruler agreed that he had indeed done all of those things from his youth, Jesus challenged him to go and give all of his possessions to the poor and follow Him. To this, the young ruler walked away, sad. Mrs. Cox explained that having lots of money is not inherently a bad thing, but that anything that is treasured more than God becomes an idol and naturally shifts the focus from Him to earthly things that will eventually fall away. She summed up her message by challenging everyone to think about some things that get in the way of putting God first, things such as grades, sports, etc. Recognizing the difficulty in keeping God first while living in a world filled by distraction, Mrs. Cox then brought to bare the theme verse of this month, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” In closing out her message, Mrs. Cox exhorted those listening to examine their priorities and start making a conscious choice to put God first in everything they do.
Theme of the Month: “Walking in Him means I will put Him first.”
Theme Verse: Luke 18:27
Key Passage: Luke 18: 18-30