Lighthouse Treasures – 16 April 2018

Galatians 5: 22
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

Dear friends

For the next couple of weeks we would like to focus on another of our school’s values – caring. It seems like such an easy value to live by, but during our day to day activities it can sometimes be a challenge to be caring. Here are a few guidelines on how to be a caring person:

Treat people with kindness and generosity.
Help people in need
Be sensitive to people’s feelings.
Never be mean or hurtful
Think about how your actions will affect others.
Remember, we become caring people by doing caring things.
For today, let’s look at the first guideline; treat people with kindness and generosity. These two values go hand in hand and throughout the Bible there is a clear message to give generously and be kind.

Generosity is bestowed through giving of your time, sharing your God-given gifts and talents, and financially blessing those in need. The principle of generosity is powerful and the Bible teaches us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. We are blessed to be a blessing.

God encourages his people to be kind to one another, even your enemies.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.

Proverbs 3:3
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Lets take hands this week and show generosity and kindness towards others, but most of all, let it become part of our daily walk and talk so that our children can see and experience it and follow our example.

Pharos blessings
Fanie & Team

Lighthouse Treasures – April 2018

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.
Dear friends

Today I want to focus on the true meaning of Easter.

The true meaning of Easter is sometimes overlooked as we get caught up in the world where the traditions like the Easter bunny and Easter eggs are the main focus.   These traditions however have little to do with the story of Christ’s death and resurrection.  As Christian parents we have an obligation towards our children to teach them the true meaning of Easter which must be the death and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

After His crucifixion on the third day, as Jesus had foretold, He arose to live, talk, and show himself again to hundreds of people (1 Corinthians 15:3–6). His resurrection was the ultimate proof of who He is and what He promised.  For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son to die for our sins and set us free.

Today you can know the power of the resurrection in your own life by truly believing what the Bible says about knowing God:

RECOGNIZE that without Christ you are separated from God, now and forever. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

REALIZE that God loves you, and believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

RECEIVE the risen Savior into your life by faith. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).

You can experience a changed life made possible all because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and therefore God wants you to experience for yourself what Easter is all about!

Let us as a Pharos family therefore take hands and ensure that our children will know the true meaning of Easter.

Pharos blessings
Fanie & Team