Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Today in Chapel we reflected on Pentecost, which is marked next week. 

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4 (NIV)

No one has seen the wind.If we can't see the wind, how do we know that it is there?

One way we can know the wind is there is that we can see it moves things like the tissue paper in front of the fan.

We can also hear the wind move in the leaves or rustling grass.
So too, when the spirit moves in our lives, we, and the others around us, see the effects.

The Bible says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock, and if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him." (Revelation 3:20) 

We can't see the Holy Spirit, but we know he is there because we see the effects.

 Today our Grade 7 students led us in chapel. They thought about the holy spirit and how to represent that to us using the different learning styles (tactile, kinesthetic, visual, physical etc.)

We thank our father for sending your Holy Spirit. We are thankful to hear him speak into our hearts and feel him move in our lives. We pray we will be channels for his spirit to work. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Can't Have One Without the Other

This morning at chapel we took a closer look at the throughline Idolatry Discerning.
A few of our Grade 4 students shared a skit with us that really got to the heart of what idolatry discerning is.

The fruit of the spirit we are focusing on this month is Self Control. Self control is what we need to be idol discerners. We need self control to keep the things we love in check... to make sure they don't become front and centre in our lives.

You can't be an idol discerner without self control!

What is self control? 
This cute video gave us some laughs while illustrating what self control looks like:

Then we played a game of Kahoot in our Gift Groups. What does self control look like at school and why is it important?