Head of School Blog
Think of someone who does a pretty good job of keeping promises, someone who is a man or woman of their word, with an exceptional reputation or track record for following through. God is not simply better at keeping promises than that person, he is maximally better. He is not simply better than average. He is the best. Not only does he have a perfect track record when it comes to keeping his promises, he will continue to be perfect. Because God has a maximally perfect nature (that he has sworn by), dishonesty, fickleness, changing his mind, or going back on his word are absolute impossibilities. Thinking of God in these terms, how is it that we ever doubt a single promise of God? God can no more break a promise than he can go against his nature.
As educators and parents, we need to help our children go beyond the mere intellectual assent that God is the perfect promise keeper, to having absolute confidence that God never breaks His word. I am convinced that if we can get them to that point, it will not only radically change their relationship with God, but in turn change how they relate to others and the world around them. The author of Hebrews offers more than just words of encouragement and admonition. He also provides his readers with an invaluable theological lesson: only when we ground our confidence in a proper understanding of God’s nature, can we move beyond the mere intellectual assent that God is the perfect promise keeper, to absolute confidence that God never breaks His word.
The world doesn’t need just any kind of leader. It needs leaders who stand for what is good and true. It needs a new generation of young people raised up to lead on behalf of Christ. By God’s grace and through his word, Evergreen Christian School will prepare them to courageously, faithfully, and winsomely speak out for truth.
Evergreen Christian School spends a great deal of time equipping students with the skills needed to intellectually articulate and defend the faith. We believe this is important. However, it means nothing if we do not prioritize cultivating an authentic faith in Christ for all of our students. Authentic faith occurs only when students come to terms with the Gospel message and the teaching of Scripture for themselves. It involves helping each student claim their family’s Christian heritage as their own, giving their hearts to Christ, and allowing him to transform them into men and women living out their faith on a daily basis.
God created us to know and love him. The need to belong that is hardwired into each of us is a need to belong to him. We can never satisfy that longing with anything other than God. This is why Jesus came into this world. He is God’s answer to the heart crying out to belong. Today, it is our young teens who are most profoundly crying out daily, struggling with their identity. The need is tremendous. The greatest gift we can give them is a community where they can find their place in Him.
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