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Monday, September 17, 2018

Daily Devotional: Legacies of Love

Monday,  September 17, 2018  by James Banks           
Read: 2 Timothy 1:1–5  |Bible in a Year: Proverbs 27–29; 2 Corinthians 10

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

I was paging through my great-grandmother’s Bible when a treasure fell into my lap. On a small scrap of paper, in a young child’s handwriting, were the words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:3–4 kjv). Scribbled beside those verses in wobbly cursive was my mother’s signature.

My great-grandmother had a habit of teaching her grandchildren to write out Scripture verses so they would learn them and take them to heart. But the story behind this verse brought tears to my eyes. My grandfathe died when my mother was very young, and her little brother (my uncle) died just weeks later. It was in that tragic season that my great-grandmother pointed my mother to Jesus and the comfort only He can give.

Paul wrote Timothy, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5). Faith isn’t inherited, but it i s shared. Timothy’s mother and grandmother shared their faith with him, and he believed. When we encourag e those close to us to have hope in Jesus, we offer them a legacy of love. Through a simple note, my mother le ft evidence of my great-grandmother’s love for her Savior and her family. Oh, to share Him with those who co me after us!

Thank You for those who shared Your love with me, Father. Please help me to point others to Your salvation today.

When we share our faith, we share the greatest treasure of all.

INSIGHT
The family language used in 2 Timothy 1:1–5 is hard to miss. In addition to the referenc e to “God the Father” (v. 2), other family terms are used. Paul refers to Timothy as “my dear son” (v. 2). The word translated “son” can refer to literal or spiritual offspring, the latter being the case here. Paul w as a “spiritual father” who had invested in Timothy’s ministerial training and development. The family te rm in verse 3 is the word “ancestors,” and it refers to those from whom Paul had inherited a legacy of fa ith. Paul had spiritual roots (see Acts 22:1–3; 23:6; Philippians 3:5–7).

Timothy’s connection to his mother, Eunice, and his grandmother Lois was not just biological. His “sincer e faith” had been nurtured by these godly women. Because of the influence of these family members, Pa ul could write in 2 Timothy 3:14–15: “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have becom e convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have kn own the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

What kind of spiritual roots are you leaving for those who will follow you?
Arthur Jackson

September Birthdays

A Happy Sept. 1 Birthday to Emily K.! A Happy Sept. 4th Birthday to Jeb K.! A Happy Sept. 5th Birthday to Harley B.! A Happy Sept. 7th Birthday to Elena E.! A Happy Sept. 8th Birthday to Christian L.! A Happy Sept. 9th Birthday to Jonathan C.! A Happy Sept. 11th Birthday to Gunner-Lee S.! A Happy Sept. 12th Birthday to Julia K.! A Happy Sept. 14th Birthday to Dylan C.! A Happy Sept. 17th Birthday to Layne R.! A Happy Sept. 19th Birthday to Carsyn D.! A Happy Sept. 19th Birthday to Chase L.! A Happy Sept. 21st Birthday to Mason H.! A Happy Sept. 28th Birthday to Jaxon B.! A Happy Sept. 28th Birthday to Jade N.! A Happy Sept. 29th Birthday to Kyle A.!

Announcements:

WEATHER-RELATED SPORTS UPDATES:

• The Varsity & Middle School Girls Volleyball games scheduled for Monday 9/17/2018 - 5:00/6:30pm at Amelia Academy have been Cancelled.

The rescheduled date is on Monday October 1, 2018 at 5:00pm for Varsity Girls ONLY at Amelia Academy. The Middle School Girls game will NOT be rescheduled.

• The Cross Country meet scheduled for Thursday, 9/13 has been postponed.

Mrs. Berry is in need of small toys (like McDonald’s Happy Meal toys) that are suitable for the younger children (not choking hazards) for treasure box treats.

Yearbooks are in! Please see Mr. Cooper or the office if you need to pick up your 2017-2018 yearbook. If you did not order one but would like to purchase one, they are $35.

Please turn in all Yankee Candle orders by tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18 at the very latest!!!

***CHANGED*** The Amelia Ruritan Club is selling tickets for their upcoming chicken BBQ; cost=$6 for a half-chicken, pick up is at Joe Paulette Park on Friday, September 21st, from 3pm - 6pm. Mr. Childress is our local Ruritan Club member . . .

Teachers & Students that drive - Please remember to drive slowly and carefully when you pull in or out of the parking lot. Children can be anywhere, arrive early, and stay after school.

Students and parents of students who ride the bus: Please be at your stop early. Buses run on a tight schedule; if you make the bus wait they are late to the stops that follow you. ALSO: parents, please be at the pickup point on time in the afternoons . . . If the bus is sitting there waiting on you, you probably need to be there a bit earlier.

Mark Your Calendar:

Sept. 26- PK 4 & K – Field trip to Carter Mountain
Oct 1 - LPT night at Subway in Amelia
Oct. 26 – PK3 & PK4 – Field trip to Lloyd’s Family Farm

Meeting Period:

Monday: Weekly SGO Meeting; Tutorials
Tuesday: Tutorials
Wednesday: Tutorials
Thursday: Tutorials
Friday: Tutorials

Announcements for Teachers:

Athletics

Volleyball

Upcoming games

September 14, Grace Christian, away, 4:30pm/5:30pm
September 18, Brunswick, home, 5:pm/6:pm
September 20, Kenston Forest, Away, 5:00/6:00
September 25, Richmond Christian, Home, 5:00/6:00
September 27, Southampton, Home, 5:00/6:00
October 1, Fuqua, home, 5pm Varsity ONLY
October 2, Tidewater, Home, 5:00/6:00
October 9, Blessed Sacrament, Home, 5:00 MS only
October 11, Brunswick, Away, 5:00/6:00
October 15, Fuqua, Away, 5:00/6:30
October 16, Kenston Forest, Home, 5:00/6:00
October 18, Richmond Christian, Away, 5:00/6:00
October 23, Southampton, Away, 5:00/6:00
October 25, Tidewater, Away, 5:00/6:00
October 26, Banner Christian, Away, 5:00/6:00
October 30, Varsity Quarterfinals, TBA
November 1, Varsity Semifinals, TBA
November 3, Varsity Finals, TBA

 

Cross Country

Upcoming meets

Thu, Sep 20, Isle of Wight, 4:30
Thu, Sep 27, Kenston Forest, 4:30
Thu, Oct 4, Southampton, 4:30
Thu, Oct 11, Brunswick, 4:30
Thu, Oct 18, Banner Christian, 4:30
Thu, Sep 25, VCC Tourney, place/time TBA

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