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Eighth Grade Verse

It was time once again for the selection of the eighth grade verse. As always, there were some pretty strange suggestions. But also as always, the kids ended up choosing a great verse. They voted for Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The person who suggested the verse wrote this version of it, which happens to be the New King James Version. All the other versions say “…Him who strengthens me.” I like that this says “Christ”.

Unlike 2008 and 2007, I didn’t come in on the weekend to do the bulletin board in the hallway. I did it after school on Monday and before school yesterday. It was done in time for the kids to see it when they came in at 7:30am.

Today I’ll be doing a chapel based on their verse. I’m going to talk about various superheroes (with pictures) and where they get their powers and what their weaknesses are. I’ll compare them to us and where we get our power and what our weaknesses are.

I projected and traced a famous superhero.  Can you guess who it is?


  1. Lauren

    It’s too bulky to be Superman. Did Iron Man have a cape?

    It is extremely cool. I wish that I could sit in on your chapel, too.

    • Lauren

      By ‘bulky’ I meant the hand bumps. Those are gauntlets, right? This is going to drive me crazy!

  2. Deanne

    I am so impressed with your bulletin board skills… how did you do that guy??

  3. Peggy

    Great job Brad!! And in my best Arnold Horshack voice, “Oooo, ooooo, ooooo, oooo, is it…”:


    • Carol

      HA! Didn’t see that comin’!!

  4. Brad

    I used a projector to put this picture on the wall and traced it:


    Of course it had to be Superman!

    • Peggy

      I’ve never heard of him.

    • Lauren

      With some really beefy wrists! Whew. It would have been weird if it wasn’t Superman – knowing you. 🙂

  5. Carol

    You are so right, Mr. Amazing Middle School Chapel Message Guy! We all have those gifts God gives us – our strengths – and we all have our weaknesses (the temper and lack of patience ones I could relate to). I can now wear that white Red Cross blood donor “Superhero” T-shirt I got the last time I rolled up my sleeves to give corpuscles with even greater pride.

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