7 Reasons Why Every Christian Should Attend Sunday School
Dr. Paul Chappell has said, “Sunday School is the church organized to fulfill the purpose of the church.” The purpose of the local church is to go, win, baptize, and disciple believers in Jesus Christ. While many churches have increasingly neglected the importance of the Sunday School ministry, it is time for God’s people to renew their faithful commitment to this all important ministry of the local church. It is through the Sunday School ministry that we can fulfill what Christ has commanded us to do.
Here are seven reasons why every Christian should attend Sunday School…
1. Sunday School establishes total involvement in the local church.
Hebrews 10:25, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
2. Sunday School embodies the practice of the Great Commission.
Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”.
3. Sunday School encourages through small group fellowship and activity.
Acts 2:42, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
4. Sunday School embraces what Christ began with His disciples.
Acts 5:20-21, “Go, stand in the temple courts, he said, and tell the people the full message of this new life. At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.”
Acts 5:42, “Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ”
5. Sunday School equips the believer for ministry and discipleship.
2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
6. Sunday School enhances our ability to honor the Lord’s Day.
Exodus 20:8, “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”
7. Sunday School expresses our love for Christ and His church.
Ephesians 5:25-27, “…as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”
Hope to see you this Sunday at 9:15!