REASON #12 - In Sunday School, People Are Taught According To Their Age, Interests And Education
Because the Teacher was wise, he taught the people everything he knew. He collected proverbs and classified them. Indeed, the Teacher taught the plain truth, and he did so in an interesting way. (Ecclesiastes 12:9 & 10)
Why is it important to teach people according to their age, interests and education? Because pre-school children certainly don’t have the same understanding of God, his love, sin, salvation and grace as adults do. And, the problems and concerns that junior high students face are certainly much different from those faced by senior citizens. With these differences in mind, in Sunday school we divide persons into different classes – usually according to either their age or interests – and teach them using the methods and tools that are best suited for that group.
Do you have questions about the Bible and how it can be applied to your day-to-day life? Are there specific topics that interest you? If so, your church probably has a Sunday school class or Bible study group that would be able to help you find the answers that you are looking for. And, if you would like to see a class or Bible study group tackle a topic or concern that’s on your mind, talk to your pastor or other church leaders and suggest that they consider starting such a group.
Sunday school is for everyone! And, it should address the problems and concerns of every member, too.
Questions To Think About: Do the Sunday school classes of your church address the difficult problems and concerns of the members? How could they do better?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for the families of your community who do not attend Sunday school or church.
A Call To Action: Send a card or social media message to your Sunday school teacher to thank him or her for their dedication and hard work in preparing and presenting the lessons to your class each week.