Once again, thank you so much for investing in your students and in this ministry. You are a vital asset to the kingdom of Christ so please do not give up the fight. This week we are going to be discussing the grey area of decision making. In some decisions there is not a clear right or wrong scriptural answer. In this case we have to consider our past, present, and future circumstances as well as seek God’s wisdom through the decision. Most times our past struggles and current struggles can point the way to the correct decision in our lives. Seeking wisdom in these decisions is crucial. Proverbs 4:7 tells us that “Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.” Seeking wisdom in our decisions and through our situations leads to a happy and fulfilled life. Spend a few minutes each day speaking with your student about how to ensure that they are making the right decisions for their walk.
Thank you for investing in your students. This week’s message speaks to the costs of wisdom. As we talked about earlier, wisdom comes from seeking God in everything we do. However, there is a cost which goes with that. Sometimes we don’t get to do things that we want to do because it is not God’s will for our lives, also sometimes it means that have to do something that we may not want to do. This week’s message discusses the story of Noah and the arc in Genesis: 6:9-22. Noah being a righteous man, did what God asked for him to do, even though at times in the process it was hard. But in the end it is what saved him and his family. Sometimes we look at a situation and we don’t see God’s picture, but when we put God’s plan above our own he always works things out for our ultimate best. While there is a cost to wisdom, what we receive through it is far beyond what we could ever imagine. Spend some time this week discussing situations in their lives where God’s plan has been bigger than their own plan.
Thank you once again for being the spiritual force you are within your household. Your discipleship toward your students is crucial in equipping them to become the Christ followers that we hope that they will be. Remember that you spend substantially more time with them than we do, so discipleship in the home is your most powerful resource. In this second message of the 3 Blind Mice series we will be discussing how we can make wise decisions as well as the three ways in which God uses to communicate with us in regards to the decisions we make. God has given us three ways in which he speaks to us about our circumstances: they include His word, wise council as well as our relationship with him. The passage which we will be focusing on this week is 1st Samuel 20. In this chapter, Jonathan becomes David’s wise counsel developing a plan to warn David that King Saul wants to kill him. This passage enforces that having wise counsel around us as Christ followers is crucial, but also points out that simply having them there is not enough, we have to listen to them. Take some time with your student this week and talk about what it means to have wise counsel as well as how to make sure that they are listening to the things of God and not the things of this world.
As we set out on this new series entitled Three Blind Mice, we want to thank you for making your children’s spiritual development a priority. The main idea of this series is to help the students understand that wisdom is not knowledge, deeds, or anything else which we attempt to do, but wisdom is seeking the face of God in every aspect of our lives. Proverbs 1:20-23 gives us a very clear picture in regards to God’s desire to show his self to us and take us from being unwise to wise. We want to encourage you to spend some time with your students discussing what it means to be wise in their faith. Also, as you discuss with your student, take a look at Luke 10:28-32, in this story Jesus comes into the house of Mary and Martha, upon his arrival Mary and Martha made two distinctly different decisions. Mary, chose to sit with Jesus, and simply be in his presence, Martha on the other hand, was in the kitchen making herself busy preparing a feast for Jesus. When she realized that Mary was simply sitting with Jesus, she asked Jesus to tell her to come and help her. What Jesus actually wanted was for them to simply be in his presence. We as Christians, so often make the same mistake, we spend our time checking off boxes, rather than seeking the face of the father.
Hello parents, we are praying as a student staff for your families and believing God’s best is on the horizon for your family! This week is our last week of Jesus is… This was been an incredible series for learning things about Jesus and how we are to walk those same attributes out in our lives. Tonight we focused on Mark 5:1-20 looking deeply at the sovereignty of Jesus. We told the students how much better life can be in when we believe our God is sovereign over our lives. We pushed them to make two declarations that would help them live this way; The first declaration is- “God is sovereign over EVERYTHING!” This is easy to say but a bear to live out. The second declaration is- “God is good in all His discussions. “This is a huge one and a facet of God that students will need your constant help remembering. Helpful verses: Ephesians 1:11; 1 Timothy 6:15; Psalm 22:28; Psalm 24:1; Psalm 47:7; Psalm 103:19, Psalm 34:8; Psalm 25:8; Psalm 100:5; Psalm 136:1; Psalm 135:3; Psalm 145:9; Nahum 1:7.
– What would it look like in our family’s life to trust God more?
– Why is it hard for us to trust God?
– We all doubt that God is good at times. What makes it the hardest to believe God is good?
It’s Prom Season in high schools all over the US! This means girls are caught up in the search for the perfect dress, while guys are hitting up the bank (mom/dad) for a loan to pay for the increasingly expensive event.
Well, at Faith Promise we do things a bit differently. 🙂
Next Wednesday, during the Knox County spring break week, fpStudents will be hosting a Redneck Prom at the Pellissippi campus! That’s right, break out the camo, coveralls and Carhartt; we’re putting a new twist on an old tradition!
Our Redneck Prom will be complete with a light “country” dinner of corn dogs, Slim Jims and s’mores, as well as redneck games like a seed spitting contest, sack races, donut eating contests and, of course, line dancing! Plus, this event is completely FREE for students! It’s going to be an awesome night, and a great opportunity to invite students who don’t regularly attend church.
Now, if you are reading this and you are not in high school, I know what you’re thinking…”Michael! How can I be a part of this amazing event??” Well, I have great news for you! As with any prom, we have two special ways you can join in the fun:
- Decorations. We’ll be turning the Pellissippi campus into a haven for hillbillies, so if you have anything from Christmas lights to hay bales to pink flamingos, we’d love for you to lend us what you’ve got to make the experience memorable!
- Chaperones. Every prom needs additional adult supervision, and perhaps you’ve been waiting for a time just like this to get your feet wet serving at FP. Well, here’s your chance! I promise you’ve never seen ministry done like this, and I’d love for you to consider serving with fpStudents and seeing just what God is up to with our students!
If you are able to help in either of these ways, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you plugged in! The Redneck Prom will take place Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Faith Promise Church Pellissippi campus.
Faith Promise HS Pastor