Expecting Sunday School To Grow

Posted on September 23, 2015.

You may not know this but our Lord referred to Himself as "Teacher" and He was given that title by other people more than any other designation. This is no doubt due to the fact that while He was here bodily on earth, Jesus spent more of His time teaching than He did in any other activity. In fact, His teaching was a central part of His ministry! In other words, when Jesus taught He wasn't just biding time. He wasn't just treading water until the time came for Him to go to the cross. No - He was fulfilling one of the main purposes of His life. You see, Jesus didn't just come to die for us. He also came to teach us how to live.

The gospel writers were very clear in stating this. For example, Matthew 7 tells us how Jesus began His earthly ministry in the synagogue when it says, "...the crowds were amazed at His teaching, because He taught as one Who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law." People would follow Him and they would discover that His teaching could be trusted. That led them to give Him their lives. This means when we teach the Bible in Sunday School each week we are following in our Master's footsteps. We are ministering in the way that He ministered most while He was on this earth. We are doing what Jesus would do! It also follows that as we attend Sunday School we are demonstrating we are willing to be taught God’s desires, to live our lives as He would have us live.

I encourage you to be faithful in Sunday School. The Lord will bless your efforts to be faithful in this area of your life.

Expecting Sunday School to grow,
Bro. Jerry