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Jairit Discusses Discipleship
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Sabbath services on December 19, 2015 began with a song service led by Darius and Jairit (juniors), accompanied on the piano by Min Sterling. Later Scott Sterling joined them. The opening song was “Joy to the World”.   Jairit welcomed everyone.

Elyjah (9th grader) read Matthew 28:19-20 “19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.” He then had prayer.

Juanita Smith read a mission story from Zambia. He relied on his mother to pay his school fees at Solusi.  The dean reluctantly assigned him a dorm room.  His sister was holding an evangelistic series on campus, and he prayed with her about the fees.  A friend gave him half the money, and another friend paid the rest. God had performed a miracle due to the student’s faith. She then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Elyjah and Scott.  Darius and Jairit then sang “Mary, Did You Know?” for special music.

Jairit had the superintendent’s remarks on “Discipleship”, helped by Darius’ recollection of one Laurelbrook mission trip to Miracle Mountain in Georgia.  She then had closing prayer.  The congregation then became two Sabbath School classes, one taught by Elizabeth Castle in the church sanctuary and one taught by Bob and Michelle Gustafson “behind the glass” in the church.
 
Following are a few notes from the theme talk by Jairit: 
  1. Matthew 28:19-20 “19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.”
  2. What does it mean to be a disciple?  A follower.
  3. Matthew 10:24-25 “24 The disciple is not above [his] master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more [shall they call] them of his household?”
  4. The disciple has a master.
  5. Luke 6:40 “The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”
  6. Who are we following – Christ or the world?  And what kind of relationship do we have with Jesus?
  7. Being a disciple is not just doing what we want or for a limited time only.
  8. John 13:35 “By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
  9. Disciples help everyone who needs help even though they might be enemies as Jesus did.
  10. Mission trips are one way that Laurelbrook helps others.
  11. John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”  The main theme of the Commandments is love.
  12. When you let Christ be your value system, He directs you in His way.
  13. Philippines 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.”
  14. As disciples of Christ, we must be godly people and have a strong relationship with Him.
Personnel Other Than Students:
 
Elizabeth Castle – works in the Laurelbrook Nursing Home
Michelle Gustafson – organizes the student vocational program
Min Sterling – wife of Scott Sterling / works with the music program
Scott Sterling – teaches some of the academy science classes and works on the vocational program / on leave from a mission program in Bolivia
 

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