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Serving Christ and Others Principal Thoughts, September 2019

  Community Christian School has chosen for a theme this year “Serving Christ and Others.” Our verse for the year is Galatians 5:13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” According to the verse, we have been set free from the bondage of sin – as Christians, we have liberty from sin. The admonition of this verse is for believers to stop making excuses for using their resources to gratify their own fleshly desires; but that they would instead look at the needs of others and find ways to meet those needs.
     Serving is something that everyone can do and needs to be doing. The primary goal of parenting is that parents serve by training their children in spiritual truth so that they will follow Christ. Parents often need to serve by helping their children understand and practice difficult concepts in school (that’s studying for tests and quizzes and completing homework assignments). Students can serve by paying attention in class as the teacher presents concepts and studying and completing assignments. Teachers can serve by preparing for classes to present information in a manner that meets the learning patterns for the students and by maintaining a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning. These are just some areas that each can serve as it relates to school. There are many other avenues of service which include serving in church, meeting needs of family members, and helping neighbors.
     We desire to see students grow physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. As we partner together to accomplish this high goal, we must pray, seek God’s wisdom, and look for needs that Christ will help us meet, realizing that it is Christ who works in us both “to will and to do of His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)


Terry Hale, M.A., M.S.

Galatians 5:13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”

From Glory to Glory Principal Thoughts, September 2018

When man was created, he was made in God’s image. But that image was marred by sin, and now the image of God within man is corrupted. God’s desire is for that image to be restored within every man.  That restoration process begins when a person rejects the sinful state that corrupts and turns to Jesus Christ as the only hope of restoration and salvation. Salvation is the beginning of the journey toward Christlikeness within every believer. We begin to be changed from the corrupt glory of fallen man into the perfect glory of Christ.

This year we have chosen From Glory to Glory as the theme for our school. Every student, staff member, and family should be growing in that image of God toward Christlikeness. We trust that the goal of each parent is that their child is growing from the glory of the corrupt sin nature toward the glory of the nature of Christ. May God help us to grow and to help others to grow “from glory to glory.” 

Terry Hale, M.A., M.S.

2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”