WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? We’ve all heard the old story about the Sunday school teacher who was teaching her class one day and she was describing this particular creature that was small and gray and had a long furry tail. As she continued with her description one of her kids raised their hand. The teacher said, do you know the answer? The little boy said, well, it sounds like a squirrel but I’m going to say Jesus!
WHAT DO I DO? Jesus, isn’t He reason we do what we do? As Sunday school teachers we have to start there. Ask yourself these questions:
• Who ask me to teach in the first place?
• Why did they ask me to teach?
• Do I enjoy teaching?
• Why do I enjoy teaching?
• Do I understand the responsibility of my role?
• Am I excited for each Sunday and it’s opportunities?
• Do you sense a calling in your life to teach or are you fulfilling a need?
There are many other questions that could be asked of you, but the biggest one is the first one I ask you…who ask you to teach? I’m sure you thought of the Sunday school director, pastor, or minister of education who stopped you in the hallway of the church and ask you that staggering question, “Would you be interested in teaching a Sunday school class?” I would like for you to go deeper and ponder the question, “Did Jesus ask me to teach?”
II Timothy 1:9 “Who has saved us an called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began…”