I came across this verse in my QT two nights ago:

But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Along with that were the verses where Jesus called up a child in front of them all and said that “whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

These triggered a reminder that Servant Leadership Jesus’ way is our theme for the 2020-21 school year. I was wearing our school spirit shirt — Called to Serve at La Encantata and someone commented on how much she liked it — both the script and the statement. It really stirred her up without hitting her in the face.

The goal is that each year at Veritas we focus on a theme as a school body. The theme is to be woven into the school classroom. We also strongly encourage you to try and weave it into the home satellite classroom as well. Each quarter of the school year we will have a different Bible verse to correspond with the theme. Consider posting these verses in your home classroom so we can partner together in this endeavor. (See references for each quarter below.)

If you are like me, it helps to have something jog your memory to stay on top of these things. Servant Leadership is one of the strongest ways in which Jesus and Christianity is very different from the world. Looking at His strong statement, reveals how Upside Down God’s Kingdom is.

A brief look at the political scene and we can see that for everyone else it is all about power and getting one’s own way. What a tragedy that the Judeo-Christian values are slipping away from our society and civil discourse. Though our Founding Fathers were not perfect (no humans are), the principle of servant leadership was the yardstick by which civic leadership was measured. This is where the term civil servant came from.

Quarterly Memory Verses: First Quarter: Matthew 20:26-28; Second Quarter: Matthew 23:11; Third Quarter: Philippians 2:3-8; and Fourth Quarter: Luke 9:23-24. Other great related verses are: 1 Timothy 4:6 and Luke 22:26.

I’d like to encourage you to find a way to keep these verses front and center for your family. We used to create Scripture Tents by writing on a folded piece of cardstock (or manilla folder) in half and prop the verse up in the center of the dining table. When they write these words on their hearts, they will know corruption when they see it and avoid the bad examples that abound all around us.  Pressing on to shape a new generation, Christopher

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