REASON #17 - Sunday School Helps People Learn The Importance Of Gathering Together With Others For Worship And Learning
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)
Can a person be a Christian without joining or attending a church? Some years ago the Wesleyan Christian Advocate magazine responded to this question with the following answer: “Yes, it is possible. It is something like being:
A student who will not go to school.
A soldier who will not join the army.
A citizen who does not pay taxes or vote.
A salesman with no customers.
A tuba player without an orchestra.
A parent without a family.
A football player without a team.
A bee without a hive.”
Coming together for fellowship, worship and learning with others in the church and Sunday school should not be seen as an option. It is God’s plan for us – his children – and his will for us as we interact with others and with him.
In Deuteronomy 31:12, God gave this command to Moses, “Call them all together – men, women, children, and the foreigners living in your towns – so they may listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and carefully obey all the terms of this law.” Why did God issue such a command? Was it only for God’s benefit? Certainly not! God wanted the Israelites – and us – to learn about His Word and how to live by it each day. And, that is a message that he wants each of us to hear today!
Questions To Think About: Why do you attend Sunday school? Why do you attend worship? How does the fellowship that you have with other people in these services help you?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for the new attendees of your church and Sunday school.
A Call To Action: Use your social media contacts to send a general message of invitation to invite others to come to your church and Sunday school. If your church has any special services or fellowship events coming up, these are also great events to invite your friends and others to attend.
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