This week, Pastor Korte talked about Taming the Tongue in church. It was a powerful message that directly supports the Dignity Revolution. Pastor had everyone take a bandaid to encourage us to use our words to heal and not hurt others. I am going to challenge all of our school families to continue this challenge by taking a band-aid and wearing it on your hand for 24 hours. Every time you see the band-aid, speak words of love and encouragement to someone in your life. Lift them up and praise them!
"God tells us in His Word that the tongue has incredible power. We can use our tongue to bring blessings and life or curses and death. The saying "sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me" is simply not true. Our tongues can be the most difficult thing to control and leave us with great regret if we use our words to hurt. There is hope! The Bible tells us that with the help of the Holy Spirit we can have power and control over our tongue" (BibleStudyTools.com).
Faith Application Activities for the Family: At dinner or at bedtime, share about your day. What were the high points and what were the low points. Talk about what you could have done differently in these situations? Use the band-aid this week to speak love and life into someone in your family and to a friend.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have given us the gift of speech. We want to make sure that we are always bringing glory to You and showing those around us your love. Let our Words, be words of truth, inspiration, and life. Amen.
Our theme for the 2018-2019 school year is What a Friend...and the verse is Matthew 25:40!! The theme song is “What a Friend” by Matt Maher. (Check it out on YouTube!) We can’t wait to see how God is going to use this to teach us and grow us as we learn how to stand up for the value, dignity, and worth of every person! #dignityrevolution#bethlehemsaginaw
It's a great first day of school here at Bethlehem Lutheran School. Our students excitedly exited their cars in the morning rainstorm in anticipation of seeing their new teacher and all of their friends. We were blessed to worship together as a family again. Our chapel service was an engaging message about how Jesus is our best friend!! And now our students are in the learning zone! #firstday#believelearngrowlead#bethlehemsaginaw#whatafriend