FBS Spirit Week 2010 – Tuesday Update

First Baptist School held its annual Spirit Week festivities starting today. Spirit Week is held this year from Tuesday through Friday, March 2-5, 2010. Our theme is, “Enduring Hardness as a Good Soldier” taken from II Timothy 2:3 which says, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

This week our classes are only 15 minutes long through 10:40 a.m. Chapel is held each day from 10:50 to 12:00 p.m. After chapel the students go to lunch and then they change for the afternoon game time. Each group meets for a few minutes in the auditorium and at the right moment, Mr. Graves dismisses the students for game time. There are several game choices the young people can participate in. Points are awarded during the game time as the whole week culminates into a competition which oftentimes can go right down to the wire by Friday afternoon.

The secondary students are divided into four teams this week. Mr. Turner is leading the Air Force team; Mr. Mellett is leading the Navy Seals; Mr. McKinney is leading the Marines, and Mr. Miranda is leading the Israeli Defense Forces.

During chapel time, David won the sit-up contest. He completed 54 sit-ups in 60 seconds winning first place for the Air Force for the chapel game today. Nick and Casey tied for second with 53. And Chase had 49.

The most important part of Spirit Week is the preaching. Brother Austen Taylor is speaking this week to our young people. His sermon today entitled, “I Want You” from Jeremiah 1:1-10 was practical and to the point. Just as God was preparing Jeremiah before he was even born, God prepares each of us. There is a specific plan and purpose for each of our lives. God assured Jeremiah that He would be with him. Jeremiah had to respond and make a choice, just as all of us have to decide what we will do with our lives. There are three possible responses you can give God. God does want us. What will your response be. Here are the three responses given by Brother Taylor:

  • I hear you, but I have other plans. (The story of Jonah was illustrated.)
  • God, you can have a part of me, but not all of me (Acts 5 was illustrated with the story of Ananias and Sapphira.)
  • Whatever you want, God, I will do it. (This shows complete yielding to God)

Brother Austen challenged our young people that obviously the last response here is what God wants for us.

Each day we hide a few toy items for the students to find. The Air Force team found the tank, the Marines found the Army man, and the Navy Seals found the fighter jet.

As of 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, here are the official standings for the teams:

  • Israeli Defense Forces – 3,138 Points
  • Navy Seals – 3,175 Points
  • Marines – 3,313 Points
  • Air Force – 3,325 Points

Please pray for this week, and pray that our young people would make specific decisions for Christ that will help them be better and live better for Him.

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  1. Luba Afanasyev says:

    Wow! Do I ever remember Spirit Week. It sounds like you all are having a wonderful time. I pray that God works in a great way at my alma mater.

  2. Thanks for your prayers, Luba. It truly is a sweet time every year. And, I too, am praying for our young people to make godly decisions that will last for the rest of their life.

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