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.”