At Mueller College our mission statement is:
“…to prepare students for life in the world and eternity by applying Biblical principles through excellent education in a distinctly Christian environment.”
From this comes the outpouring of the following value statements:
- Every student matters, every day
- Every student belongs and can contribute to community.
- Everyone is known and valued
- Everyone can grow and thrive
For all of the above to become a reality, some foundational truths need to be understood, as it is from these truths that when believed, that a culture can be fuelled and protected. In the Primary School we have been looking at ‘Identity’ and have begun exploring ‘the Trinity’ through our KCP lessons, assemblies and chapels. Our prayer is that everyone can come to know the love of God and how important everyone is to Him.
As we look at the Trinity, we begin with God the Father.
When people hear the word ‘father’, many different images, memories, and feelings may immediately come to mind. For some, thoughts of a father can bring feelings of love, affirmation, guidance, and provision. For others, feelings of rejection, fear, criticism, and abandonment may come to the surface. If it is the latter, God is desperate to lavish the polar opposite on you and bring you healing, restoration and joy.
The Bible verse for this week is from Exodus 20:1-3:
“And God spoke all these words; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.”
It is here that we see an example of the Fatherly love of a God that protects and brings freedom and a sense of adoption to those that call on Him. The old testament is saturated of stories of God’s love and redemption of His children and stories that all point to the good news of the gift of His son Jesus.
In the New Testament, Jesus addresses the almighty God as “Abba” or “Daddy” (Mark 14:36). The apostle Paul adds that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we believers are privileged to cry, “Abba, Father” as well (Romans 8:15). The term reflects a healthy tension between respect and intimacy, a tension you may or may not have known with your earthly father. Yet our view of God our Father must come from Scripture, not from our childhood experience.
The Bible clearly teaches that our heavenly Father guides His children, enjoys fellowship with them, and is glorified through them (Romans 8:14). Again, as stated above, our prayer is that you, your child/ren and everyone in our community find a time and space to allow your heavenly Father to develop the loving, fatherly relationship with you that He is seeking, and enjoy it for all eternity.
This will bring an unprecedented peace in you (amidst your circumstances) and from that you will have an impact and influence on all around you. A culture driven by His peace will see the fruit of our mission statement and core values come into reality.
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