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2022-2023 Theme

September 2022—Stand Up!
  • Ask Yourself: What do I believe?
  • Bible Truth: 9  If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  10  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)
  • Connect It: Stand up for your faith like Daniel and his friends. (Daniel 1, 3, 6)
October 2022—Stand Firm!
  • Ask Yourself: What foundation am I standing on?
  • Bible Truth: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. I Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
  • Connect It: Build your life on the Rock. (Matthew 7:24-27)
November 2022—Stand Strong!
  • Ask Yourself: How can I stand firm in my faith when I’m under attack or the world pushes me back?
  • Bible Truth: Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (ESV)
  • Connect It: Put on the whole armor of God. (Ephesians 6:10-20)
December 2022—Stand in Awe!
  • Ask Yourself: Do I know ABOUT Jesus, or do I KNOW Jesus?
  • Bible Truth: And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 (NKJV)
  • Connect It: Get to know Jesus and WORSHIP HIM. (Philippians 2:5-11)
January 2023—Stand Tall!
  • Ask Yourself: Who did God make me to be?
  • Bible Truth: 13  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)
  • Connect It: Be brave enough to be who God created you to be like Esther. (Esther 1-10)
February 2023—Stand With!
  • Ask Yourself: Am I a good friend?
  • Bible Truth: Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)
  • Connect It: Love each other, because God loved you first. (I John 4:7-21)
March 2023—Stand Guard!
  • Ask Yourself: Am I allowing sin to rule the way I live?
  • Bible Truth: 8  Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  9  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9 (NIV)
  • Connect It: Offer yourself as a living sacrifice. (Romans 12)
April 2023—Jesus Stands!
  • Ask Yourself: Have I opened the door to let Jesus in?
  • Bible Truth: Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20 (ESV)
  • Connect It: Pursue a relationship with Jesus. (Mark 8:34-38)
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Stand! Chapels--Post-It Monday

Mrs. Kim Zomer

September 26, 2022

Stop into Dakota Christian School this week and you might think on a walk through the halls that we’ve bought stock in Post-It Notes! Monday became an impromptu Post-It Note Monday for the big buddies as they prayed at the end of chapel for their “mids” and “lids” (middles and littles). They spent a moment penning a quick message of encouragement for their buddies and then stuck them to either their locker or their classroom door.
Chapels are part of the DCS way of life with 7th-12th meeting both Monday and Thursday around 9:50 a.m., 3rd-6th meeting Thursday at 8:30 a.m., and Pre-2nd meeting Friday at 8:30 a.m. We are meeting this year under the enormous umbrella theme of STAND! Each month we follow the trail of a different “Stand” phrase. September is “Stand Up!” We are asking ourselves “What do I believe?” and looking deeply into the stories of Daniel and his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah—you probably know them better as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Lessons on resolving what you value and believe BEFORE you step into a danger zone, making choices about behavior based on the truth of God’s Word to us, and knowing the right voice so you can follow it have been the heart of this month’s messages from God. We’ve chosen between yummy and yucky look-alike food choices, played a little “Let’s Make a Deal,” and observed someone take a blind-folded walk through an obstacle course while coached by conflicting voices. Pray that these visual, active ways of digging into God’s Truth will be planted deep in our children’s hearts, preparing them for the inevitably hard choices they will have to make every day.

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