REASON #27 - Sunday School Fills The Spiritual Need That All Persons Have
We have all benefited from the rich blessings he brought to us - one gracious blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:16 & 17)
Appearances can be misleading! Many people think that today’s young adults – persons age 18 to 30 – are not really interested in spiritual things. After all, this seems to be the group that is most often absent from many, many churches. But, statistics would seem to indicate otherwise. A recent survey published in U.S.A. Today indicated that even though fewer than 30% of all young adults in America attend church, 80% say that their religious faith is important to them. The interest in spiritual things is there, but does that always translate into active church and Sunday school attendance?
The fact is that many of today’s young adults have become disillusioned with the organized church. Many of these persons were forced to attend church and Sunday school when they were younger and that has left a bad taste in many of their mouths. Many see today’s church as being out of touch with modern issues. And, still others point to the failure of most churches to embrace the use of modern technologies.
But, are these valid concerns? In many cases they are, but in other cases they are certainly not. Most churches today realize that their teaching and preaching must be relevant to the needs of each of the members. Most are starting to make greater use of modern technologies. And, today’s churches know the importance of community, fellowship and service.
Whether you are looking to deepen your own personal faith and your relationship with Jesus Christ or looking for answers about life itself, one of the best places that you can start your search is in Sunday school. Check it out!
Questions To Think About: Does your Sunday school have classes for young adults (ages 18 to 30)? Do you think these classes are presenting lessons that are relevant to the problems and concerns of today’s young adults? Are you finding the answers that you are looking for in your Sunday school class?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for the singles and single parents of your church and community.
A Call To Action: Use your social media contacts to tell someone about how God has blessed you in a special way recently.