REASON #15 - Sunday School Calls People To Service To God And Others
“...and he (God) will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.” (Matthew 6:33)
I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord. Real service is what I desire. I’ll sing a solo any time, dear Lord. But don’t ask me to sing in the choir. I’ll do what you want me to do, dear Lord, I like to see things come to pass. But don’t ask me to teach boys and girls, dear Lord. I’d rather just stay in my class. I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord. I’ll say what you want me to say. I’m busy just now with myself, dear Lord So I’ll help you some other day.
Does this little poem, published in the Bible Crusader News many years ago, describe your approach to serving God and others? I certainly hope not! Service should not be seen as an option, it should be seen as a vital part of one’s Christian life.
When Jesus was asked about which of the commandments was most important, he said this, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39) Again, loving and serving God and others is not an option, it is a direct command from Jesus himself!
Each week, here in Pennsylvania, about a quarter of a million people are involved in serving as teachers and leaders in the Sunday schools of the state, and many, many more people are also involve by serving through the Sunday school as a part of work groups, mission projects, and in other ways. So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to be of greater service to God and other people, go to Sunday school.
Questions To Think About: Are you serving God and others as you should? What do you think God might be wanting you to do? How can you determine God’s will for your life?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray that God will guide you to the areas of service that he has in mind for you.
A Call To Action: Through your social media contacts, share how God has blessed you as you have served Him and others.