Scriptural Principles to Encourage Students in their Christian Walk

Download: WCS HS Handbook 2012-2015

As Christians we believe that students should strive to reflect the attitudes and characteristics of the Lord Jesus Christ as portrayed in the Word of God. Jesus instructs us in Matthew 22:37-39 that the greatest commandment is "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" and the second greatest is "Love your neighbor as yourself." The following characteristics are indicative of true Christians who are growing in knowledge and love for Jesus Christ. These characteristics are drawn from the source of truth itself, the Holy Word of God. Students are encouraged to read these and other related passages to discover for themselves the way of life which God desires us to follow.

  • Be holy as God's people. I Peter 2:9
  • Be self-controlled and resist evil desires. I Peter 1:13-16
  • Think on things that are pure, excellent, or praiseworthy. Philippians 4:8-9
  • Fix your thoughts on Jesus and think of heavenly things. Hebrews 3:1; Colossians 3:2
  • Encourage one another and build each other up. I Thessalonians 5:11
  • Show brotherly love towards one another. I John 4:7-8
  • Use wholesome speech that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
  • Exhibit the fruits of the spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
  • Live in Christ and show obedience to his commands. I John 3:24
  • Show respect for and submit to the governing authorities. Romans 13:1-2
  • Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:1-2
  • Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it for God's glory. Colossians 3:17
  • "For this reason, make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love." II Peter 1:5-7

Written by the 1995-96 Senior High Student Senate
Endorsed by the School Board