What a privilege to join the students of Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy today. They recited the 8th, 9th, and 10th Commandments with explanations, along with a number of Bible passages. They also recited the Third Article of the Apostles' Creed—in Latin! What a blessing MLCA has been and will be for these young minds.
In addition to sharing chapel with them, I had the opportunity to share with them the mission work of our Synod abroad. We talked about the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd article gifts of Jesus, and I shared how the Creed, even in Latin, provides the ideal means of speaking about what we believe, teach, and confess.
We had a great conversation; they asked some great questions and gave many great answers. They knew most of the Bible passages I brought up by heart. They were eager and attentive. What a wonderful group of students.
In addition to sharing about our mission work in Asia, I also had the opportunity to preach on 1 Samuel 3:1–20. I'll post the sermon soon.
Thank you, Messiah Lutheran Church and Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy for hosting me. God's blessings be with you students as He prepares you to use the First Article gift of your mind to serve your neighbor and share the message of Christ and Him crucified (Second Article) and how the Holy Spirit shares delivers this forgiveness (Third Article). And God's blessings be with you teachers as you form these children into attentive, faithful neighbors.
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