Reason #37 - Sunday School Is One Of The Primary Places Through Which People Of All Ages Come To Know Jesus Christ As Personal Lord And Savior
“So we praise God for the wonderful kindness he has poured out on us because we belong to his dearly loved son.” (Ephesians 2:6)
A twelve-year-old boy became a Christian during a revival service at his church back in the 1960’s. The next week at school his friends questioned him about the experience. “Did you see a vision?” asked one of his friends. “Did you hear God speak to you?” asked another. The youngster answered no to all of these questions. “Well, how did you know you were saved?” they asked. The boy searched for an answer and finally said, “It’s like when you catch a fish, you can’t see the fish or hear the fish, you just feel him tugging on your line. I just felt God tugging on my heart.”
Back in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, the number one way that people came to Christ was through revival services and evangelistic crusades, like those held by Dr. Billy Graham. However, we are told that that is no longer the case. Today, the number one way that people come to know Christ as personal Lord and Savior is as a result of Bible study and prayer...a learned experience.
The emotional experiences resulting from “going forward” in an evangelistic crusade may soon fade away when trials, temptations and challenges come. But, when a person comes to Christ after much Bible study, prayer and serious consideration, the experience is usually deeper and more able to withstand the temptations and challenges of daily life.
Questions To Think About: How did you come to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? Have you shared your faith story with anyone lately?
Prayer Suggestions: Pray for a family member or friend who does not know Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior.
A Call To Action: Give a Bible to a child, teenager or other person who might not have one.