Bridge Chapel - April 5, 2017

After a quick review of the monthly themes for the year, Mrs. Cox introduced the theme for the month of April: “Walking in Him means I will make time to spend with him.” She led the students in a “time of honesty” where she asked everyone a series of questions about what things get in the way of spending time with God. The students responded with things such as video games, sports, television, money, obsessing over academics, and worry. After this time, Mrs. Cox read a story titled “Children of the King.” Throughout the story, five orphans attempt to use their talents to impress the king in order to be adopted into his family. Though they all are very talented, only one orphan is willing to give her time and energy to the king. Because the king is not looking to be impressed, he adopts her into his family due to the simple fact that she was willing to spend time with him. This story paralleled the Gospel; while we can get wrapped up in trying to “impress” God through accomplishing many tasks and using our gifts, the one thing that God wants most is for us to spend time with Him. After reading this story to the students, Mrs. Cox explained the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42, emphasizing even more the importance of spending time with God. Along with this, she established the theme verse of the month of April found in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Bible Story of the Month: Luke 10:38-42
Verse of the Month: Matthew 6:33