Back-To-School Survival Kit

This past Wednesday we had our annual Back-to-School Kick-off.  As part of that event, we gave our students a Back-to-School Survival Kit. Here’s what was included:

toothpick: to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others
  Matthew 7:1 – “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.
rubber band: to remind you to be flexible, things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out
  Romans 8:28 – And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
band aid: to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone’s else’s
  Colossians 3:12-14 – 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
pencil: to remind you to list your blessings everyday
  Ephesians 1:3 – All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.
eraser: to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s ok
  Genesis 50:15-21 – 15 But now that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers became fearful. “Now Joseph will show his anger and pay us back for all the wrong we did to him,” they said.16 So they sent this message to Joseph: “Before your father died, he instructed us 17 to say to you: ‘Please forgive your brothers for the great wrong they did to you—for their sin in treating you so cruelly.’ So we, the servants of the God of your father, beg you to forgive our sin.” When Joseph received the message, he broke down and wept. 18 Then his brothers came and threw themselves down before Joseph. “Look, we are your slaves!” they said.19 But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. 21 No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them by speaking kindly to them.
chewing gum: to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything
  Philippians 4:13 – 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
mint: to remind you that you are worth a mint to your heavenly father
  John 3:16-17 – 16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
candy kiss: to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday
  1 John 4:7 – Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.
tea bag: to remind you to relax daily and to go over that list of God’s blessings
  1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

One thought on “Back-To-School Survival Kit

  1. Thanks for posting this survival kit! It’s just what I needed to share with my teens for the end of year. I cannot wait to use it!

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