REASON #24 - Sunday School Brings Families Together Into A Learning Environment That Can Be Carried On Through The Week In Their Homes
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. (Psalm 127:3)
Writer John Drakeford dedicated one of his books: “To my two sons, Warwick and Brenton, teachers in the art of family living, who in the process have put gray hair in my head, bills in my pocket, illustrations in my sermons, happiness in our home, and pride in my heart!”
I’m sure that just about every parent would echo the sentiment of Pastor Drakeford’s writing. We all love our children and want the very best for each of them. Yet – sadly – many parents fail to give some of the most important elements of life to their children – a foundational faith in Jesus Christ and training from God’s Word, the Bible.
Most parents give their kids just about every material and educational advantage possible. But, if that is all that we are giving our children, are they really going to have the true happiness? True happiness is found in Jesus Christ, and in knowing His Word and how to apply it to their day-to-day lives.
A firm spiritual foundation for our children begins in the home with personal and family devotions, Bible reading and prayer. But it also should continue each week in worship and in Sunday school.
When you and your family attend Sunday school, it also provides an opportunity for you to continue the learning experience through family discussions about what was learned in the Sunday school classroom.
Questions To Think About: Is your entire family involved in Sunday school and worship? What might you do to invite those who do not attend to come? Also, what do you do through the week to involve your entire family in family devotions, prayer and Bible reading?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for the families of your church and Sunday school.
A Call To Action: Go to your Christian bookstore to find greeting cards that carry a message of encouragement for children. Send these cards to the children of your church or Sunday school. You might include a small gift like a pocket cross or Bible stickers.