Next Sunday, August 30, is our Sunday School Kickoff for the Fall season. All the Teachers will be out on the lawns to get you signed up! We all benefit from the experience of a Bible class, with the time in the Word, but also with the fellowship and camaraderie. We need to make those connections with our fellow Christians, and the 10:00 A.M. Bible class hour helps us do that.
In the book rack I have a booklet I put together some time ago about the importance of Sunday School. In it I gave an account of something Cliff Schimmels wrote of in his book I Learned It First in Sunday School. He was visiting at a
little country church. It was a cold snowy day and the roads were icy. An elderly man came in and sat near him. They got to talking and Schimmels learned that this man had been attending Sunday School and church there for the past 70 years!
He asked him why he’d come out for the Sunday School hour on such a treacherous weather day. The old man replied, “Paul told me to.” “Who is Paul?” Schimmels asked. With that the man took him to Paul’s letter to Timothy and read him 2 Timothy 3:14-15: But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. The old man said “I learned that truth in Sunday School even before I learned to read.” That’s a good Sunday School lesson for us all.