By Bill Brandstatter
The good news of Jesus Christ is a message for all ages. Since this message is so important it must be adapted to different age groups. Jesus adapted His teachings to His listeners by speaking to them in parables (Matt. 13:15). All Christians should be in Bible class on Sunday morning if at all possible.
THE MASTER TEACHER WANTS YOU THERE. In the Great Commission as recorded by Matthew Jesus told his disciples to go teach, baptize then teach. (Mt. 28:19, 20). We therefore are under an obligation to learn, be baptized, and learn. Teaching plays a big part in God's plan. (2 Tim. 2:2). Christ said: “It is written in the prophets, and they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me (Jn. 6:44, 45).
THE APOSTLES WOULD WANT YOU IN BIBLE CLASS. Throughout the writings of Paul, Peter, and John the emphasis on learning and education is a big one. Peter admonishes us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (II Pet. 3:18). If Bible class is eliminated you wouldn't have much time out of the week to do it on your own. Paul distinguishes for us the difference between preachers and teachers (Eph. 4:11).
YOUR TEACHER WANTS YOU THERE. Is anyone so smart in the Bible that they don't need a teacher? The teacher's aim is to help and guide the one taught by the communication and knowledge. The eunuch didn't have a correct understanding. He asked the question: “How can I except some man guide me?--Act 8:31.
Sunday school is a time of character building. Teaching of God's Word develops the best in boys and girls, men and women.
YOU SHOULD WANT TO BE THERE.
Why would a Christian not want to learn more about Christ, God and the Bible?
Some dodges around going to Bible class:
“I have to get up early; it’s my only day off."
“It is too difficult to get the kids ready."
One of the best ways to get the right answer to what God would have you to do for salvation is to be in Bible school and work in the church. The Bible has the right answer to the question” What must I do to be saved? It has the right answer to the questions: “What should I do to become a Christian?” and "What should I do to remain a Christian?" As the wrong answers in Math would bring forth failure, so the wrong answer spiritually will also bring forth failure. Come to Bible school
and study God's answer book so that you can have the right answers.
– Bill Brandstatter preaches for the Marion Church of Christ in Marion, IL. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://marionchurchofchrist.com/