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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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Great is Thy Faithfulness

Mrs. Donna Veurink

 

 I have a sign in my house that says “Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside.”  It’s the ten thousand.  I’d like to share the ten thousand blessings at Dakota Christian but I’ll just share a few:

·A teacher tells students to look at how their hands can form a “b” and a “d”.  She says “God gave us tools right on our hands to help us remember the difference.”  A fleeting moment. A casual comment like this brings the students to be more familiar with the awesome God we have, and it helps form the Christian worldview perspective. 

·The Q107 Quiz Bowl team of Anna DeHaan, Hayden Hubers, and Tate Timmermans won their first match against Howard.  It was just 20 minutes out of their day.  The matches are recorded, played on the radio.  “Does anyone besides my grandma listen to these radio spots?” Just a blip of time and experience…after all it’s not a basketball game or advancing to the state football championship.  Yeah, it’s a little thing, but to the team, the win was huge, and sets the tone for future matches 

·A student stops in to ask how they can raise their GPA.  After “not trying very hard” in the past, the student sees the future looming large and wants to be prepared.  A few tweaks here and there in student habits, motivation, and dedication, the student begins to see the GPA edging upward, the future plans becoming achievable.  Nothing huge, not a major change to daily habits, but suddenly goals can become reality.

What’s on your “ten thousand” list?

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