REASON #28 - Sunday School Encourages People To Share God’s Love
“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes - Jews first and also Gentiles. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” (Romans 1:16 & 17)
James Russell Lowell once said, “They who love are but one step from heaven.”
When Jesus was asked about which of the commandments was most important, he said, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all you mind. And, love your neighbor as yourself.” In other words, for those of us who call ourselves Christians, loving God and loving other people should be the highest priorities of our lives.
After Jesus answered the question about the most important commandment, one of the religious leaders tried to justify his own actions by asking Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29) That prompted Jesus to tell the story of the Good Samaritan.
The example of the Good Samaritan – someone who was willing to give his own time, money and genuine concern for another person – should serve as your example, too. In fact, when Jesus completed his parable, he gave the religious leader – and us – this command, “Now go and do the same!”
Sunday school’s primary purpose is about teaching persons of all ages about God, His word – the Bible – and His will for each of our lives. But, Sunday school is also about developing close personal relationships with others and also about working together in service to God and other people. If you are looking for a way to be of greater service to other people and to God, go to Sunday school.
Questions To Think About: If you came upon a situation like that in Jesus’ parable of “The Good Samaritan,” which of the three passersby would you most be like? Why? How would you respond in a similar situation today?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for those of your church and community who are serving in the military.
A Call To Action: Do you enjoy listening to Christian music (praise songs, contemporary Christian music, gospel music, etc.)? If so, why not get another copy of a CD that you love and share it with one of your friends.