Jennie Lusko Chapel

Jennie Lusko Chapel – February 22, 2023

By Diego Duarte
Diego Duarte is a Junior at Christian High School, an editor-in-chief of Christian High School’s newspaper, The Genesis, and the founding chairman of its current Young Americans for Freedom Chapter.

Jennie Lusko, wife of Pastor Levi Lusko of non-denominational Fresh Life Church, preached about the importance of keeping Jesus at the center of one’s life at Christian High School. In years past, her husband has preached at Shadow Mountain Community Church.

To start off her message, she focused on Martha in Luke 10:38-42, when Martha was more concerned about preparing her house for Jesus, then on Him, unlike Mary who sat with Him. She then proceeds to relate this to the audience by discussing how just like Martha, our worries in our own lives distract us from focusing on Jesus. She pointed to how many things people value in life such as having a job, friends, a family, and hobbies like sports can be easily taken away.

Then, she connected this to Joseph when he was stripped of his coat of many colors by his brothers and sold into slavery. But despite his earthly possessions being taken from him, the Lord was with him and as noted in Genesis 39:2-3, Potiphar “saw that the Lord was with him and how the Lord caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.” For God’s presence cannot be taken away and how even though Joseph was sold into slavery, he fulfilled the Lord’s purpose for him (Genesis 45:5).

She tied what she said about Joseph with her comments on Martha and spoke how when living a life of God, His good will show through you whether at home, in a sport, or at a job. She then shared how in her own life, her father had an affair when she was 13, and that in this difficult situation she endured by turning to the church for guidance.

While wrapping up her message, she made two final points. Her first one was once establishing the importance of keeping Jesus and His Word in the center of your life. She referenced Minister Henry Halley’s quote about how “The Bible is the most priceless possession of the human race.” She also shared 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which stated that “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” as well as Psalms 119:9-11, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.” To end her point, she used the acronym S.O.A.P. standing for Scripture, Observe, Apply, and Pray to give our students steps on how to read the Bible and to heed its words.

Her last point was how we need to keep our identity and community as a crucial part of our lives, and not be conformed to this world. The Church is “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” (1 Peter 2:9). When Peter phrased the Church using language originally attributed to Israel, he is emphasizing how the Church will also be an important part in God’s kingdom, though differing from Israel.

She closed out with Hebrews 10:23-25 which states “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” This message left students walking out equipped with the knowledge and affirmation needed to go into God’s Word and properly understand it in order to fulfill the roles God has made for us.

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).


We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.    



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