The Importance of the Sunday School
From: Good News Publishers
What a joy to see bright, happy children! But what a tragedy to see so many destroyed by drugs, crime, the occult, pornography! How can we reach them before it is too late?
The age-old advice of Solomon was: train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Psychologists today agree that the years of childhood are crucial in forming the rest of one's life. It is in childhood that most destinies are settled.
This is why Sunday School is so important. Sunday School offers a golden opportunity to help shape boys and girls in their formative years to become what God would have them be. Under the loving direction of Christian teachers, children are given the chance to learn the values and habits that will follow them the rest of their lives.
Sunday School is important because it is based upon the Bible, the inspired Word of God. As a famous American lawyer once said to the U.S. congress: The Bible is our only safe guide. So long as we take it as our instructor for conduct and character, we will go on prospering in the futures as in the past. But the moment we relegate it from our lives, a catastrophe will come to us such as we have not known before.
Millions of American children received no Christian instruction last year. Instead we read alarming statistics on the increase of juvenile crime, pregnancy and abortion among unmarried teenage girls. In rejecting God's Truth and the moral absolutes of the Bible, we are indeed heading for catastrophe.
But a tragedy in your home can be averted. As a U.S. judge once said when a 16-year-old girl was brought before him: Why didn't the parents of this child keep her in Sunday School? Sunday School girls do not come to see me.
The Sunday School is important to you and your family because there the life changing message of Jesus Christ is proclaimed: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Your family will find a warm welcome at Sunday School. Together you can learn from God's Word. What better future can you provide than the eternal inheritance that only Jesus Christ can give?