REASON #13 - Sunday School Gets People Thinking
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. (II Timothy 3:16)
In 1401, the builders of the cathedral in Seville, Spain, made the following decision about the structure that they were building, “Let us build here a church so great that those who come after us will think us mad for even dreaming of it.”
When you look at your church and Sunday school, can you make such a bold statement of faith about the future? Most of us would probably be very reluctant to make such a statement. Most of us simply cannot even dream of the great possibilities that are there in front of us. Many of us are so consumed with just trying to hold on to what we now have that we can’t even begin to imagine what our church and Sunday school could possibly become.
Sunday school should get people thinking. It should get us thinking about the Bible and how to apply the messages of God’s word to our day-to-day lives. But, it should also get us thinking about our church and Sunday school. And, each of us – as members – should take ownership of our church and Sunday school and work to do everything that we possibly can to help these great programs grow, both in attendance and in effectiveness.
What can you do to help your Sunday school grow? Well, first you need to make sure that you and your entire family are there in Sunday school each and every week. You also need to tell you friends and others about Sunday school and how it has positively affected your life. And, very important, you need to invite others to come with you to Sunday school.
Questions To Think About: Would you say that your Sunday school class makes you think? Why is this important?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for the youth of your Sunday school and church.
A Call To Action: Talk with the other members of your Sunday school class about starting a “prayer partners program” for the children and youth of your church. In such a program, each child or youth is linked with an adult who promises to pray for that kid on a regular basis.