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A Word From the Head


February 26, 2015
Mr. Rod Gilbert, Head of School

Mr. Ron Wood -- our COO, Regents Men's Bible Study Leader, and a Regents grandfather -- is giving the School of Rhetoric Chapel talk on Monday. Below is part of his teaching from John 12. You can read the rest of it, as well as other great chapel talks and articles by our teachers and staff, at www.regentsschool.com/sorblog. Take a look. They are worth the read.

Bethany Anointing

I often have dreams of finding a silver dollar. Sometimes I find them under a white porch, other times as I walk along the curb of a silted road, and once in a dusty basement. Regardless of the location, I always find one silver dollar, then another, and another, until my pockets are full of silver dollars. I tell you, it is a wonderful morning when you wake up rich! John Chapter 12 is a treasure chest of silver dollars. Each verse reveals truth upon truth, more precious to the church than diamonds, rubies, or sapphires.

We read in John12:3, “Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair.”  When Mary decided to anoint Jesus’ feet, she broke into a new spiritual plateau. Mary has given all believers a gift by setting a high standard of achievement and marking the pathway to righteousness.  She:

1.  Knows a secret
2.  Sees His need
3.   Acknowledges answered prayer
4.   Knows the cost

Not only has she captured the compassion of our Savior in her actions, she also extended a gift to Him on behalf of every believer. We appropriately ask, “How did she discover the secret?”  To answer that question we can go back to Luke 10:38 where we read, “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.” This verse reveals the source of Mary’s insight. As she sat at the feet of Jesus, listening to His every word, her spiritual eyes were opened. Martha challenges and Jesus defends, “Mary, hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

I am reminded of the many family reunions I enjoyed as a child. My family loved to tell stories about the ‘good old days,’ and our family’s champion storyteller was my Uncle Jack Miller. The many cousins, circled around him on his living room floor, listened to his every word. Because I loved My Uncle Jack, I would make my way to his immediate left to claim my spot at his feet. Soon I would be laughing so hard that my sides would hurt. As I look back on my times with him, I realize that he taught me about the joy of being alive, the honor of hard work, and the need to face problems head-on; therefore, each day I thank God for his influence on my life. 

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Mr. Ron Wood -- our COO, Regents Men's Bible Study Leader, and a Regents grandfather -- is giving the School of Rhetoric Chapel talk on Monday. Below is part of his teaching from John 12. You can read the rest of it, as well as other great chapel talks and articles by our teachers and staff, at www.regentsschool.com/sorblog. Take a look. They are worth the read.
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Rod Gilbert
Head of School

B.S. Economics
M. Divinity, Mid Amer Sem
Ph.D. (candidate) S Baptist Sem
Interests: soccer, Alpine dairy goats

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