REASON #14 - Sunday School Calls People To Christian Accountability
Of course your former friends are very surprised when you no longer join them in the wicked things they do, and they say evil things about you. But just remember that they will have to face God, who will judge everyone, both the living and the dead. (I Peter 4:4 & 5)
One of the most thought-provoking and even frightening verses in the entire Bible is found in Romans 14:12. This verse says, “…each of us will have to give a personal account to God.”
When you think about your own life and everything that you have done or failed to do, what kind of an account will you have to give to God? Will it be a report that you will be proud to present or one that you will shamefully try to hide and cover up?
The primary reason that all persons should be in Sunday school is to learn about God’s Word – the Bible. The Bible is the Christian’s handbook. It is our guidebook and a roadmap for daily living. Within its pages we learn what’s right and what’s wrong, and so much more.
As a person stands before God on Judgment Day, will they be able to use the excuse that they didn’t know what was right or what was wrong? Will they be able to say that they had no ideas about what God wanted them to do? I don’t think so! Why? Because the answers and the instructions were right there in front of you all the time - in the Bible. And, whose responsibility is it to seek out those answers and that instruction? It is each person’s own responsibility!
The Bible was given to us by a loving God who didn’t want a single person to miss out on heaven. He wants to be number one in each person’s life...in YOUR life And, he wants you to learn all that you possibly can about himself and his will for your life as you read your Bible and as you come together with other to really “dig in” to His Word in Sunday school!
Question To Think About: If you had to stand before God in judgment today, what do you think he would say?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for the members of your Sunday school class.
A Call To Action: Call or contact one of your good friends to thank them for their help and support, and to let them know how much you appreciate their friendship.