Congratulations Graduates! You are coming to the end of one part of your life and about to enter another. It’s both exciting and frightening. Where you go from here has everything to do with how you handle freedom. That’s the issue that will determine what kind of person you will be.


Will you be a dropout? Will you have a successful career? Will you have a happy marriage? Will you marry a Christian? Will your life be happy in 20 years or will you be living with regrets? Will you be a victor or victim?


Many can remember this time in their lives and can identify with how you are feeling.  A strong cultural icon of the 50’s and 60’s was James Dean and the film, Rebel Without a Cause (Google it). We wanted to be like that but time and experience brings clearer vision. Dean died in an automobile accident at age 24 (he was at fault). Reminds me of Ecclesiastes 9:4 “. . . Even a live dog is better than a dead lion.”  His short life was sad.


At a time when oppositional defiance is popular, perhaps the idea of being a rebel with a cause may appeal. You have the choice to rebel against light or darkness.  Darkness represents sexual immorality, impurity, greed, obscene speech, etc. Light represents goodness, righteousness and truth (Ephesians 5:1-17).


You should know that it’s far more difficult to rebel against darkness than it is to rebel against light – because the world puts extreme pressure on you to join them in the shadows.  While weakness causes us to go against God, the world will assure you that you are a rebel, but truthfully, you’re not; you are the conformist.  Faithful Christians are the real rebels.


Lakeview wishes to honor the 2018 Grads with a reception on May 20th, following evening service.  Plan to attend and help us to wish the best for our Graduates!


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