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Words We Live By

“LLC-isms” are what we call the four phrases that help define the culture here at Life Learning Community. We soon realized that by combining them, they actually formed a sentence that describes how we do life at LLC. They are posted in clear site on our campus as a constant reminder of how we should live our lives.

 “We Do…And Then Some…So That…We Finish Strong.”

During a week of devotions on John 3:16, we realized this group of "LLC-isms" is actually a paraphrase of that verse:

For God loved the world so much that he gave (God does; He loved and gave - "WE DO") his one and only Son (God could have given us anything He wanted as a sacrifice for our sins, but He chose to give us His only son; He gave us a sacrifice "...AND THEN SOME"), so that ("SO THAT"... is the challenge we use to transition our thoughts and prayers into an action or result) everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (God wants us all to have eternal life; there is no better goal to aim for in life - "WE FINISH STRONG").

 

We Do

We know the importance of listening to God’s Word, meditating on it, and then responding by doing what we have been called to do. The phrase “We Do” reflects our desire to be obedient to the request that we should not just be hearers of the Word, but also doers.   

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” – James 1:22

 

And Then Some

We challenge ourselves and our students to always go the extra mile in all tasks. One of the distinct characteristics of a Christ-follower is their willingness to be inconvenienced for the sake of others. We want to do everything that is expected of us…and then some.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” - 1 Corinthians 10:31

 

So That

This is a phrase we use at LLC to check our motives and inspire virtuous action. We want our secondary students well versed in Scripture so that they can help the next generation. We have been challenged to end our prayers in "so that" rather than saying "amen" as this will allow us to better recognize the reasons for our prayers. The phrase "so that" is used nearly 800 times in scripture to help us understand the reasoning behind many verses.

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, SO THAT you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” - Philippians 1:9-11

 

We Finish Strong

We know that we need to focus on finishing everything we do in a strong and excellent fashion. It is not wise to wait until we are near the end of our lives before we start to take finishing seriously. If we can finish this day strong, and then string together more of them, you will eventually have a life of finishing strong.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” - 2 Timothy 4:7