As many are heading off to college for the first time, returning to the dorms or apartments or walking through the high school doors, there may be some anxiety on what to expect. God's Word alleviates all these anxieties.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Each week Example will share a portion of God's Word on this blog.
WoW for the week of August 16
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Mr. Brandt hosted the Lutheran radio show, Our World His View while Coleson Wrege, Kyle Wangelin and Alayna Brandt were in the studio discussing the challenges and rewards of being involved in Example.
This was the second time Example was given the opportunity to be on Our World His View. The first was back in May as the school year wound down. During this broadcast Alayna, Coleson and Kyle discussed the benefit of knowing there are students that share the same beliefs about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. They also offered advice to parents about the important role they have in helping their children battle the pressures of drug and alcohol use.
Nancy Donahue, director of community programs with Macomb Family Services, also joined the conversation discussing the legal implications involved when parents allow underage drinking.
Even though it was the end of July this will be a great springboard for another great year for Example. The intent of Example is to provide an alternative to the weekend drink-fest and to spread the message that alcohol does not have to be an inevitable part of the high school experience. There are a lot of Lutheran North students who believe that message and don't drink or use drugs. There are also students who need to hear the message that in Christ all sins are forgiven and there is strength in the God's grace. Perhaps some have made decisions that are not God-pleasing. That doesn't mean they are excluded from Example. Actually, Example is right where they need to be.
Look around our blog for more information about Example and check out the blog during the school year to see what's on deck.
Some activities coming up this school year:
Grade school visits to share the message of Example to the young ones.
Halloween costume party. Mr. Hardy dressed up as a cow? Absolutely!
Indoor/outdoor road rally.
Speaking to LHN freshmen about the keys to a successful high school experience, including Example.
Example Alumni updates
Return of the water relay, Example Winter Olympics and toilet papering another teacher's room....
Don't let anyone look down on you becasue you are young, but set an Example for the believers
in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.