do we need Sunday School?
School started in the year 1780 in England, by a
great individual named Robert Reiks with 12
children. Now Sunday School has spread all over the
world’s churches and it should be a never ending
then why do we need Sunday School?
are some points that I’ll give you: To transform
the younger generation for Christ, the head of the
church. If you read Luke 1:66 there is a question in
that verse and it says, “What then is this child
going to be?” If I ask this question to one of our
parents. We will get unique answers. One parent
might say, My son is going to be a doctor or nurse
or even a computer science major, but do we have the
eagerness to dedicate our children for the Kingdom
of God. We all know Jesus Christ has certain
expectations about a child and He expects to make
progress in their spiritual life. HOW CAN WE PREPARE
THEM FOR GOD’S KINGDOM? Sunday School is the
nursery of our church. It needs the essential
training and care to confirm them in Christ. We can
summarize the effectiveness of Sunday School in
three words. Know, Grow and Glow! Knowing what,
Growing with whom and Glowing where.
children have to know and understand in Sunday
School, that God is Almighty and the creator of all
things. Teaching them Jesus Christ is the Son of God
and our Savior. Conform and Strengthen them in the
Holy Spirit, who leads us for all the truth. All
religions in this world are very particular to pass
on their faith to future generations. Think as
ourselves, as families, as a church, how much are we
interested in exchanging our creed or faith to our
children. What about our homes? Are our homes set
apart for the purpose of God. There is a saying,
Charity begins at home. Christian education is
originated from the Jews education, that is why we
can see lot of Hebrew influence in Christian
education. We know that there were no schools in the
early ages. Then how did Jews teach laws to their
children. Read Ps. 78:1-7; Deu. 6:7. We see a
responsibility of a parent to their children.
Parents are the prime teachers of Sunday School. An
infant child begins learning from the An infant
child begins learning from the mother’s lap. In
child psychology, it says the life begins before
five years of age. Let us think in this very busy
life of ours, are we paying any attention to the
very important spiritual needs of a child. This only
can be accomplished by a Teacher in a Parent. So let
the children know, as we see in John 14:6, that He
is the Way, Truth and the Life.
about growing: Parents are very conscious about the
physical growth of a child, like visiting a doctor.
We are making an appointment with that doctor, but
whatabout making an appointment with Jesus Christ
for their spiritual growth. Are we making it or can
we make it? Yes, we can. To grow in Christ, we have
to maintain certain disciplines:
Having family prayers at our homes, coming together
attending church services to pray. Prayers are very
important to build personal relationships with God.
Regular readings of the Word of God, you could read
it at any time, make it as a practice.
Giving up bad practices so you could grow in Christ.
The bad practices are: not honoring your parents,
not respecting elders, and not listen to Pastor.
Maintaining these disciplines we all could grow in
about glowing: The meaning of the word glow is to
shine. According to the Scriptures, every child is
an exhibitionist. If you read Numbers 8, Moses
instructed Aaron to set seven lamps of lamp stand in
the Tabernacle, so the light can be shown
“outward.” I’m sure that is what Jesus had in
mind when He said, “Let your light shine before
men, that they see your good works and glorify your
father.” The children are to exhibit the glory of
God, and the only way they can do it to let that
glory be transmitted through them. The light also
can be hidden. Jesus urged us not to put our light
“under a bushel.” The children must be exposed:
they must be set free to shine in public. The light
can also be extinguished. The natural enemy of light
is not only darkness, but also water and wind. We
must not “quench the spirit” which is another
way of saying that we must keep our light fed with
oil. We must not let it blown out by the winds of
disobedience to Gods will. Turn the light outward
through our children. Not the doubting, hesitating,
fearful but the spirit-controlled, joyful, then we
shall become a child of God and shine as a light in
the dark world.
dear friends and children, by knowing him, growing
in him, and glowing through him our Sunday School be
a blessing to the Social, Cultural, and Spiritual
growth of the entire society. May God bless us all.
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