And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
“Time for school!” I remember hearing that when I was young. For me it was like telling a dog to roll over. As soon as those words entered the air, I’d roll over and cover my pillow with my head to drown out the light that was about to be turned on. For me, while I was growing up, school was not always on my list of things I wanted to do that day.
But now I’m grown. Today I learn because I want to. I try to know more things about the things I don’t understand. When I teach, I learn because it puts me back into the books so that I can know and understand what I am going to share. This is why I enjoy Sunday school so much. What about you? What I’d like to do from this point forward is ask you to consider joining in on the weekly conversations that we have in our adult Sunday school hour that will begin shortly after church, outside next to the building.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
It’s always easier to head for the car after church. I know it is. We all have plenty to do on a Sunday. Try it though, start this week. Come to Sunday school. You are invited to a “Lunch and Learn” time. But you have to bring your lunch, the teaching will follow. If you forget your lunch, don’t worry, come anyway. I’m confident you’ll enjoy your time. Knowledge and understanding scripture better is always the primary reason for our getting together. Besides, we all know that food always tastes better outside. So bring a brown bag and join us and eat while we share the hour.
We have a responsibility as Christians to know what we are talking about when we talk about the bible to others. Especially the unsaved. We need to get it right and sometimes stand and defend the word of God to those who don’t understand. We also learn from each other a new perspective or hear about how God used a situation in one of our lives that parallels the lesson. We don’t just grow in the word together, we grow closer together as brothers and sisters in Christ, like family. We learn more about one another because we stay and talk to one another and share.
In our circle of friends we have mentors who are young and old. We have those who need guidance for a circumstance they are facing. You may be the one they have been waiting for. You can have opportunities to make new relationships in an informal setting. People are free to share questions and answers. We hear about God in each other’s life experiences, we will offer council to one another all while enjoying each other’s company.
We also want to remain observant of what is important to each other as Christians in our church. We all bring something valuable to the table. Sunday is also still observed as a day of worship, we are including studying scripture while we meet as we discuss the passage that was preached that day. If the pastor who preached is not leading the Sunday school time, they will make themselves available to participate in the discussion for clarity.
What does the bible say about Sunday school? I cannot find anything, but I’m willing to be corrected if you know where it is in the bible. There are plenty of examples of why we should gather together. While we are gathering, why not learn something together too?
One thing that is clear in scripture is the need to love one another. Meeting together for an hour after the message will give each of us who come another chance to reinforce a relationship that is genuine. If you have a child that can benefit from our time, please bring them along. But the truth is, we can’t know one another better if you are not available.
Come and fellowship with us. When you turn to head for the car, stop and come back and sit with us. Share your thoughts, share your knowledge and ask your questions. Don’t stay away because you are intimidated about what you don’t know. None of us know everything. Come and share yourself. Lunch and learn with us this Sunday at 11:45 on the side of the church building right next to where we meet each week. I hope you’ll stay.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”