Brag Post


     Please allow me a little brag post here.  I'm just so proud of my 13 year old daughter that I wanted to share what she has been up to lately.  She is in the 7th grade and goes to a public school.  She was assigned a short persuasive speech and the teacher said that they should talk about something they are passionate about.  So she wrote and delivered the following speech in class last week.  I think she showed a lot of courage in doing this.  Way more courage than I had in junior high!


Why Everyone Should Have a Relationship with Jesus

By Morgan

Have you ever felt lost in your life; like you need someone to carry you through it? Well, there is one person that can get you through every difficult obstacle in your life, that’s Jesus Christ. I have found that having a relationship with Him can do so much for you. In fact, I have everything I need because I have Jesus. He died for me, and now I can live a more abundant life on earth, and one day, I will be able to live with Him for eternity.
            First, Jesus loves me so much, that He actually died for me. He was sent to earth to be a sacrifice for our sins, the Savior of the world. He lived a perfect life as a human to give us an example of how to live, and to fulfill the duty that God gave Him. He absolutely never sinned and was full of love for everyone. He didn’t want to suffer, but He did because His love for us is so great. By dying on the cross, He made a way for us to be forgiven. All we have to do now is accept Him, and all of the benefits are ours!

Proverbs 13:9 says; “For the light shines brightly through the righteous.” That means that when you have a relationship with Christ, He will be visible through you, and your life will have more purpose. People will notice that you have Jesus living within you. When you become a Christian, you are spiritually born again. You have a completely new life. All of your sins are forgiven, and you can start new. If you have sinned, and are not happy with what you’ve done in your life, God can fix it. God forgives and forgets. Not every aspect of life is going to be fun. With Christ walking by your side through it, you always have peace of mind because you know that He is going to keep you going the whole time. He will let you bend, but He will never let you break.

Finally, you can live with Jesus forever in Heaven. Imagine a place with no sadness, no pain, and no fears… Nothing bad can ever happen in this place. It’s the most beautiful and perfect place that anyone could ever be, and everyone is welcome there. If you have a relationship with Christ, you can go there, and stay there for eternity! It amazes me every time I think about it, even though I’ve thought about it countless times! In Corinthians, it says that if God had the least bit of foolishness; it would be wiser than all human wisdom. If He had even a tiny bit of weakness; it would be stronger than any human’s strength. God is the most powerful person ever, and He loves us more than anyone else. I think that it’s so incredible that He chose to be a friend of sinners. We don’t deserve anything that He has given us, but He still gave us much more than we could expect from anyone else.

In conclusion, I think everyone should have a relationship with Jesus because He actually died to forgive us of our sins, we can live a more abundant life on earth, and someday, we will be able to live with Him in Heaven! At times we all feel lost, but with Jesus I know my future is secure and that He will guide me through difficult times.


Anonymous,  June 7, 2012 at 10:30 PM  

Awesome piece/speech! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown June 8, 2012 at 7:51 AM  

Wow! Better stated than a lot of seasoned pastors have put the gospel.

Quinton June 10, 2012 at 1:58 PM  

Psalm 127:4,5 "As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."

Morgan, great speech! What did the other kids say about it?

Scott, clearly you are doing something right.


Jenn Stocks,  June 12, 2012 at 9:18 AM  

That was awesome; she has a great head on her shoulders. I am wondering, being she is in public school, was there any negative feedback? My 14yo daughter goes to a parochial school, so I don't know how sensitive people are in public school. I would hope no one said anything negative about such an amazing and passionate speech!

Anonymous,  June 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM  

Morgans teacher is a Christian so she was very supportive and complimentary of Morgans speech. As a teacher she cannot say anything "religious" but she said the kids can say anything they want.

Most of her peers were supportive as well but she said she did get a few weird looks. She has a bunch of good kids in her class so it made the whole thing easier.

It was cool because we got to have that talk and remind my daughter that she just basically told the whole school what she believes and now people are going to be watching how she lives and trying to pick her apart. I used the example of how Tim Tebow is closely watched and people are just waiting to catch him being a hypocrite. So now she has that to help hold her accountable. I think she will do well with the challenge!

Thanks for the comments,


Morgan July 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM  

Thanks Daddy! I love you:)

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