Colossians 1:10-17


10   that you may walk worthy of the Lord,

           fully pleasing Him,

           being fruitful in every good work,

           and increasing in the knowledge of God;


11   strengthened with all might,

           according to His glorious power,

           for all patience and longsuffering with joy;


12   giving thanks to the Father

           who has qualified us to be partakers

           of the inheritance of the saints in the light.


13   He has delivered us from the power of darkness

           and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.


14   in whom we have redemption through His blood,

           the forgiveness of sins.


15   He is the image of the invisible God,

           the firstborn over all creation.


16   For by Him all things were created

           that are in heaven and that are on earth,

           visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions

           or principalities or powers.

           All things were created through Him and for Him.


17   And He is before all things,

           and in Him all things consist.



Colossians 2:2 - 10


2    that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love,

           and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding,

           to the knowledge of the mystery of God,

           both of the Father and of Christ,


3   in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


4    Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words.


5    For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit,

           rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.


6    As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,


7   rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith,

           as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.


8    Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit,

          according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world,

          and not according to Christ.


9    For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;


10  and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.



Colossians 3:1 - 10


1     If then you were raised with Christ,
           seek those things which are above, where Christ is,
           sitting at the right hand of God.

2     Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

3     For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

4     When Christ who is our life appears,
           then you also will appear with Him in glory.

5     Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth:
           fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness,
           which is idolatry.

6     Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of

7     in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

8     But now you yourselves are to put off all these:
           anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.

9     Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his

10   and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge
according to the image of Him who created him.

Colossians 3:12 - 17


12    Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,
             put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;


13    bearing with one another, and forgiving one another,
             if anyone has a complaint against another;
             even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.


14    But above all these things put on love,
which is the bond of perfection.

15    And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
             to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.


16   Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom,
             teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns
             and spiritual songs,
             singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.


17    And whatever you do in word or deed,
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
            giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Colossians 3:18 - 25


18       Wives, submit to your own husbands,

                 as is fitting in the Lord.


19       Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.


20       Children, obey your parents in all things,

                for this is well pleasing to the Lord.


21       Fathers, do not provoke your children,

               lest they become discouraged.


22       Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh,
                not with eyeservice,
                as men-pleasers,
                but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.


23       And whatever you do, do it heartily,
as to the Lord and not to men,


24      knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance;
for you serve the Lord Christ.


25      But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done,
  and there is no partiality.




Proverbs 3:1 - 10


1     My son, do not forget my law,
               But let your heart keep my commands;

2    For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you.

3     Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
Bind them around your neck,
              Write them on the tablet of your heart,

4     And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.

5     Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;

6     In all your ways acknowledge Him,
              And He shall direct[a] your paths.


7     Do not be wise in your own eyes;
              Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

8     It will be health to your flesh,
              And strength[c] to your bones.

9     Honor the LORD with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;

10  So your barns will be filled with plenty,
             And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Proverbs 3:11 - 19


11    My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,
                  Nor detest His correction;

12    For whom the LORD loves He corrects,
                Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

13    Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
                  And the man who gains understanding;

14    For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver,
                  And her gain than fine gold.

15    She is more precious than rubies,
                  And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.

16    Length of days is in her right hand,
                  In her left hand riches and honor.

17    Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
                 And all her paths are peace.


18    She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
                And happy are all who retain her.


19    The LORD by wisdom founded the earth;
               By understanding He established the heavens;

Proverbs 6:16 - 23


16    These six things the LORD hates,
                Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:


17    A proud look, A lying tongue,
                Hands that shed innocent blood,

18    A heart that devises wicked plans,
                Feet that are swift in running to evil,

19    A false witness who speaks lies,
                And one who sows discord among brethren.


20   My son, keep your father’s command,
               And do not forsake the law of your mother.


21   Bind them continually upon your heart;
               Tie them around your neck.

22   When you roam, they will lead you;
              When you sleep, they will keep you;
              And when you awake,
              they will speak with you.


23   For the commandment is a lamp,
              And the law a light;
              Reproofs of instruction are the way of life.

Proverbs 15:1 - 9


1      A soft answer turns away wrath,
               But a harsh word stirs up anger.


2     The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly,
               But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.

3     The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
              Keeping watch on the evil and the good.

4     A wholesome tongue is a tree of life,
               But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

5     A fool despises his father’s instruction,
               But he who receives correction is prudent.

   In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
               But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.

7    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge,
               But the heart of the fool does not do so.

8    The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
               But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

9   The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
               But He loves him who follows righteousness.

Each month a passage of scripture is selected by the Head of School for the students to memorize. Seventh through twelfth grade students have the first five school days of the month to say the scripture for a Red Star. The Head of School and principals will inform the teachers if a change in schedule is made for red star day. Students receive a blue star if the scripture is said after red star week. Scripture is worth a test grade.


A red star should be awarded if the student can say the scripture from memory without any help and with three or fewer mistakes. To avoid taking too much time, the teacher may want to restrict the child on the number of attempts per day. Usually it is easy to tell whether the student will be able to complete the scripture, and if it is clear that the student needs to practice more, the teacher may gently stop the student and ask him if he would like to practice some more and try again tomorrow. A blue star is awarded if the student says the scripture from memory after red star week or if he needs more help.  Helps should be limited to three or fewer prompts or corrections. If the student is unable to say the scripture with three or fewer helps, ask him to practice at home. Bible teachers will keep an ongoing monthly record of red and blue stars for students in their gradebooks and on a star chart.


If students enroll after the beginning of the year, they may receive the Red Star Award if they say red star scripture on time from the date they enroll and they must say at least six months scripture. If they enroll for the last five months, then they would have to say one extra month’s scripture by May 20 to get the award. Students who receive all red stars will be awarded a red star trophy and receive a scripture certificate at the end of the year. Students who have a mixture of red and blue stars or all blue stars will receive a certificate. Students who recite all nine months of scripture at one time (Gold Star) with only one help per passage, and one or less mistakes per passage, receive a trophy at the end of the year.


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