Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chapel Discussion Questions - 11/18/15

In chapel this month we've shifted our focus from the subjects of God and creation to learning what the Bible says about people.  We talked about our ability to communicate with God through prayer.  We thought about the different things that we sometimes carry in our "backpacks of life":  joy, sadness, problems, anger, etc.; and how we don't have to carry those things around.  We should talk to God about what matters to us since He made a way, through prayer, for us to talk.This week Pastor Tony spoke about our bodies having both a physical and spiritual part.  Our students actually practiced taking care of their physical bodies at lunch yesterday, when they tasted a "rainbow of colors" of different healthy foods.  Thank you, by the way, to Dawn Lemons, our P.E. teacher, and to all the parents who provided all the wonderful foods for us to taste.  I enjoyed the pomegranates the most, and I didn't even realize that I liked them!
Pastor Tony reminded us of ways we can take care of both our physical bodies and our spirits.  Here are some questions for discussion:

Genesis 2:7 (ERV)

"Then the Lord God took dust from the ground and made a man.  He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nose, and the man became a living thing."

1.       What are some ways we can take better care of the bodies God gave us?
2.       What are some ways we can care for the spirit that God placed inside of us?
3.       Discuss how God spoke everything He created into existence, but He actually breathed into the nostrils of man to form him.

I am so thankful to have Tony Canady and Melvin Canales, who volunteer to come and nurture our spirits in chapel each week! I pray that every PRCA family unit will enjoy the many gifts that God has given us over the Thanksgiving break.


Jan Rogers, Director

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Chapel Discussion Questions - 11/4/15

Pastor Tony Canady asked us if anyone has ever said, "You look just like your mother," or "You act just like your father?"  He went on to talk about three characteristics of God:  love, faithfulness, and grace, that we need to have in our own lives in order to look like God.

We can't be full of love, faithfulnes, or grace on our own, so God even helps us by giving us the Holy Spirit to help us be more like Him! 

God Created us to Be Like Him:  Genesis 1:26-28 NIV
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

Discussion Questions:
1.       When God looks at us, are we good representatives of His likeness?
2.       What can we do on a daily basis to be more like God?
3.       Name some areas of our lives where we can do a better job representing God.