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|Posted on August 24, 2022 at 1:45 PM|
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Going Back to School with Jesus on My Mind
By Bishop Calvin B. Lockett
Over the past twenty years or so, Back-to-School events have become common in Clarksville and in communities around the country. The individual that brought the Back to School Bash to our city was the late Pastor Raleigh Jones—the former pastor of the Greenhill Church. Hundreds of people attended the affair as it galvanized students and their families in our community. Thousands of dollars worth of school supplies were given away and each child in attendance left the event with a smile on their faces. The event culminated with the Back-to-School Bash choir leading those in attendance to the lyrics of, “I’m going back to school with Jesus on my mind.”
The words of the finale were a reminder of the importance of balancing Christian and public education. If there ever were a time that our children need to have the Mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) and be grounded in Christian doctrine, it’s now. It is vitally important that children are confident in the fact that God’s Presence is with and shall never leave them (Hebrews 13:5) and His Power shall sustain them while they are away from their parents/guardians (Ephesians 3:20). It is my prayer that parents will afford our children the opportunity to take advantage of the Christian education times that our church and the Christian community offers and that they’ll, “hide God’s Word in their hearts.” ( Psalm 119:11) As our children go back to school, may they grow and mature in God’s Word as they are being educated in school. I pray that not only will our children go back to school with Jesus on their minds, but that they’ll keep their minds stayed on Him all year long.
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