REASON #19 - Sunday School Challenges All Persons Of All Ages To Accept Jesus Christ As Personal Lord And Savior
Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. (Psalm 51: 1 & 2)
I am a Christian, though I’m small; Jesus does not care at all
If we’re three years old, or four; Or if we are fifty more.
If we come to Him and say, “Jesus, wash my sins away,”
And His word we then believe, He will gladly us receive.
Author and educator Tony Campolo uses the following illustration: He says, “Make a list of the 100 most important things in your life. Then study the list and cross off the one least important thing on the list…leaving you with a list of the 99 most important things in your life. And, again, study the list and cross off the least important thing on the list. Continue doing this…reducing the list down and down…until you are left with just one thing on your list.” Then Tony asked, “Do you know what that one remaining, most important thing on your list is? That is your ‘god!’ The question is, is it “G” God…meaning Jesus Christ…or “g” god…meaning your home, your car, your family, money, power, etc.?”
If you were to carry out this exercise, what would you discover to be the most important thing in your life? For those of us who call ourselves Christians, doesn’t the answer have to be “Jesus Christ?”
When Jesus was asked about which of the commandments was most important, he said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.” (Luke 10:27). That wasn’t a suggestion, that was a command!
Whether you are a young child, a senior citizen or anywhere in between, you need Jesus Christ…and you need to make him the top priority in your life. And – whatever your age – Sunday school is one of the best places to find Jesus Christ and ask him to come into your heart!
Questions To Think About: If you made a list of the most important things in your life as Tony Campolo suggested, what would be your number one most important thing in your life? Do you need to change it? If so, what can you do?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for the unsaved persons of your community.
A Call To Action: Do you listen to Christian radio? Find a good Christian radio station in your area and start listening. Share the information about the station with your friends, too.