Reason #35 - It Helps Put The “Great Commission” Into Action
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19 & 20)
Dr. Elmer Townes, well known Christian author and educator, says that “The Great Commission” is...or should be...what every Sunday school is striving to live by.
When you look at “The Great Commission,” you see four very distinct commands from Jesus. First, he said we are to “go.” We are to get out of the church and go into the world to spread our love for Christ.
Second, we are told to “make disciples.” What is a disciple? It is a seeker, someone who is striving to be like Jesus.
Third, we are told to “baptize.” We usually don’t think of water baptisms taking place in Sunday school, but in this case, Dr. Townes says that it means baptizing individuals with the Holy Spirit and with God’s Word.
And, finally, we are told to “teach.” That’s normally what we think of when we think of Sunday school. Sunday school is the teaching arm of the church and it continues to be an effective program for helping all persons of all ages learn about Jesus Christ, the Bible and God’s will for each person’s life.
“The Great Commission” was given by Jesus to his disciples and the Early Church, but it is also for each of us today. Learn more about everything that Jesus did and said by attending Sunday school...this week and every week!
Questions To Think About: Why is it important for a Sunday school to live by “The Great Commission?” Why is it important for individual Christians to also live by “The Great Commission?” How can we do this?
Prayer Suggestions: Pray for those persons who attend worship but do not attend Sunday school.
A Call To Action: Do you have a favorite Christian website where you find inspiration or where you read daily Bible verses or similar information? If so, share this information through your social media contacts today.