Chapel at Grace Christian School is designed to provide a time of worship, biblical instruction, and fellowship. Chapel is held once a week for fifty minutes. Chapel speakers are comprised of local ministers from various churches. We believe that corporate worship is an integral part of a believer’s life. Chapel provides an opportunity to corporately meditate on and glorify God. Students are able to participate in worship by singing, praying, and reading God’s Word. We believe that biblical instruction is imperative for a believer to grow in his/her faith and learn to apply the Word of God to their life. As our students listen and interact with chapel speakers, our desire is to see God’s Word change their hearts and minds to a complete understanding of the value of a life-long relationship with God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, the Son. Fellowship among the students, faculty, and parents provides unity and encouragement among the school community. We believe this unity is essential in creating a non-threatening atmosphere that students can thrive in, not only spiritually, but academically as well.


2020-2021 Chapel Schedule

GCS Chapel services are led by student worship team, One True King, and a different youth/senior pastor
each week from a GCS student’s home church.

GCS family members and friends are always welcome to attend.
Chapel is from 9:45 – 10:45 AM on Mondays for the 2020/21 School Year.  If Monday is a holiday, Chapel is on Tuesday.

September

 “BEAR” ESSENTIALS
Believing  Eternal God  Atoning Death Resurrected Savior Essentials
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
GCS traditional chapel service will begin September 7th

Tuesday Sept 8th

GOD is the Eternal God & Creator.
Who is GOD?   He is the eternal, almighty, all-knowing Creator.   How does this impact YOU?   Well, YOU were created in HIS image.

Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.


Heather Ferguson, Grace Christian School

Monday, Sept 14th

Jesus Christ is GOD in the flesh.
Jesus died an atoning death, as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.  Throughout history people have died for others, but only Jesus could die in YOUR place for YOUR sins because he was sinless.

Romans 5:6-8
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.  Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 
   Katie Nielsen, Hope Church

Monday, Sept 21

Jesus Rose From The Dead.
He died for you.  But that isn’t the whole story. The grave was empty. Before the beginning, God ordained Jesus’ death so He could conquer DEATH, once for all.

Jesus broke death.

 

   1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 

 

Adam Denny, North Run Baptist

Monday, Sept 28

The GRACE of GOD is for YOU
It was the plan from before the beginning. God’s eternal love story for YOU, His creation.  He chose you.  He chose you to be part of His Kingdom.  There is a REASON why YOU are here.  

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

EL Jones, Compass Christian Church

October

Back At the MOVIES!
Back at the Movies is our fun fall series where we use popular modern movies to extract spiritual truths and lessons for today.   
THEME VERSE: PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Monday, Oct 5

The Rise of Skywalker : Transition scene 26 Jannah
The First Order “recruited” Storm troopers by kidnapping children at birth to raise them to conform as merciless killers.  Despite all the conditioning and training, some of these unwilling recruits recognized evil and rebelled.   They chose to leave their lives of destruction, guided by the Force.  
Jannah and Finn were guided by a mysterious force they didn't fully understand or know.   They chose to no longer conform to the evil First Order even though it was all that they had ever known.     We are also called by a force, the Holy Spirit, who guides us to no longer conform to the pattern of this world.   It can be hard to make that decision and live by it when the world around us is following the "prince of this world" but we are called to transform. 

 Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Chad Rice, Rappahannock Church of Christ 

Tuesday, Oct 13

Lady and the Tramp
The Tramp is a wild dog, a stray…he claims to love the freedom and independence of life without a master. 
No rules.  No obligations.   But he is really living a life of constant chasing and running…until he finds contentment and purpose in the house of a loving master.   
The world tries to convince us that happiness is found in freedom, living in rebellion from God.   But the truth is there are two masters.  We are either slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness.  We can only find true peace and eternal joy in submission to God.  

 

 Romans 6:15-18
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Travis Jones, Oak Hill Christian Service Camp

Monday, Oct 19

 Aladdin
The story of Aladdin is the story of a poor, “street kid” who is granted three wishes from a magic Genie.   Aladdin wants to use his wishes to impress the Princess.   But something is not quite working in his plan.    “I made you look like a prince on the outside, but I didn't change anything on the inside” the Genie tells Aladdin.   The Genie could change the outside of Aladdin…his appearance, his status, his title…but nothing for the inside.

Jesus wants to change the INSIDE, making YOU a new creation. 

 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation

 

 

Heather Ferguson, Grace Christian School

Monday, Oct 26

 Frozen 2
“Do the next right thing.”  Anna in despair still chose to do what was right, honorable and just. She set an example for her friends, her subjects and soldiers.   Do the right thing. 

We are presented with this same choice in our daily walk.  We can sink into despair over the past, or chose to do what’s right today.

 1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

 

Will Pannell, Mechanicsville Church of Christ

 


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