As Senior Pastor for the assemblies of World Vision for Christ and for Paragon Christian Academy I am very conscious of the great responsibility upon me.
Each day I talk to all the students of PCA. This new year their ages range from 31/2 to 16+. That is a vast difference in understanding and of course the ability of concentrate. But even children as young a 3 can remember and that is why it is good to instill in them the Word of God. Their young minds can and do retain God’s Word.
My theme to start the 2009/2010 academic year it: Christ the centre of the school. We are Paragon CHRISTIAN Academy. I then talked about the Spartans, the Greeks, and the Jews. How the Spartans developed their physical strength and might, they made this the centre of their society. The Greeks put philosophy at the centre of their society, both failed. However, we look at the Jews, a race of people we can recognise whatever nation they are in, a people that have been persecuted and almost wiped out, and say: what is it that these people have that keeps them? Theology – God at the centre. The Jews, in the main, recognise there is a Creator.
And so, each day since school resumed I have emphasised CHRIST is the centre of our school and our curriculum.
In my watching and reading of news I observe how sadly lacking our own society has become. Christ is no longer the centre of our education system (hence it being called ‘secular’). He is no longer acknowledged in our health & social care, our police and law establishments, parliament, our prisons and our financial institutions. In fact Christians, who work in these establishments, are being hounded more and more for sharing their faith and offering hope, by those above them. How strange this is, when all of the above were started by Christian reformers. It was when there was an acknowlegement of a Creator that these places were good and showed integrity.
Dear reader, made Christ THE centre of your home, your family and indeed your very life. Without Him everything will crumble and fail.