March 19 - A Scene From "the Principal's Office"

A Scene From "the Principal's Office"


"Chase, come on in." Principal Russo's voice is strong and firm, just like always. Chase, a senior at a high school in Delaware slowly rises to his feet and strolls into the principal's office while being filmed by TruTV's "The Principal's Office."

Principal Russo starts off his planned speech by trying to see if Chase will confess to the crime that he committed. But the quick-witted senior is one step ahead and pretends like he has no idea what this is all about. Not to be out-smarted, the principal lays it out: "You know, think about what will happen if I find out you committed this crime and lied about it to me!"

This changes things...Chase immediately comes clean, he is guilty. Nobody likes going to see the Principal because it's the place you go when you mess up. Come to think about it...this TV show could be a way to open up a conversation to get people to talk about God.

The Bible makes it perfectly clear that each of us will one day stand before God to give an account of how our lives have been lived. The Bible specifically says, "each of us will give an account of himself to God" (Romans 14:12). So here's the way to use this TV show by talking about the idea that actions have consequences. When a student goes to the principal's office, the principal determines the punishment. In the same way, when we stand at the judgment seat of God, he will determine our punishment...for an eternity. We will get the most amazing reward, eternal life in heaven, or the most unbelievably horrible punishment ever, to spend an eternity in hell!

 "As surely as I live," says the Lord, "every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God." So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God" (Romans 14:11-12)!