Verse of the Day:
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. - 2 Thessalonians 2:15
Peer pressure is real. It’s hard to deal with some days. I remember one time standing up for a girl on my bus when everyone was making fun of her. No one else was stopping the bully. I decided to invite the girl to sit by me on the bus. Standing up for what’s right when everyone else is silent is never easy. You feel silly and alone.
If you’re facing peer pressure, I want to encourage you with today’s verse because. It talks about standing firm, and often that’s what you have to do when you’re facing peer pressure. You have to have the guts to stand firm and not be shaken by others.
The people that do big things for God, stand firm in their faith. They don’t allow popular opinion or fear of others keep them from doing what God has called them to do. And that’s what you can do too. You can choose to stand firm in the midst of a world that mocks God.
As you choose to make the Bible and your relationship with God more real than the pull of peer pressure, you won’t be as swayed by the opinions of others. You also become more aware of your relationship with God. The more aware you are of that relationship, the more it means to you. As you spend time in the presence of God, God will become more important and more real than the pull of your friends and those around you who aren’t choosing to serve God.
So today, challenge yourself to stand firm. Determine not to be swayed by peer pressure or anything else. Instead, let your relationship with God become more real to you and everything else will lose its importance.
Homecoming Week - April 12-16
The theme is "A Scrambled Hoco" and dress up days are:
Monday: Neon Day
Tuesday: Dress like an Immanuel Staff member
Wednesday: SuperHero Mash Up (example would be wearing a superman cap with spiderman costume)
Thursday: Throwback (throwback to a decade or the past)
Friday: Extreme Blue
- Egg related games on the green at lunchtime.
- The King and Queen Chapel is Tues, April 13th
- Talent Show Chapel is Thurs, April 15h
Homecoming football game is Friday night, April 16th, class floats and crowning of our king and queen at halftime.
Join our Peer Mentoring Program!
The Intervention Program is looking for high school students who have a heart to work as mentors and tutors for some of our junior high students with academic and special needs. If you would like more information, please contact Mrs. Friesen or Mrs. Reimer. This is a great opportunity to live out the words of Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Athletics This Week:
Monday - 4/12
Softball - 4pm
Tuesday - 4/13
JV Baseball - 3:30pm (2pm dismissal)
Boys Tennis - 4pm
Girls Tennis - 4pm (2pm dismissal)
Varsity Baseball - 6:30pm
Wednesday - 4/14
Swimming - 4pm (2pm dismissal)
Thursday - 4/15
Girls Soccer - 6:45pm
Friday - 4/16
Girls Tennis - 1pm (11:45am dismissal)
Boys Tennis - 4pm
Football - 6pm Homecoming & Senior Night
Saturday - 4/17
Varsity Baseball - 7pm