Learn about Jesus – attend church, Sunday School

All through the winter months, we have waited for spring and summer to arrive. We looked forward to the balmy days of spring and cool days of early summer.

The weather hasn’t been cooperating with us. It seems we haven’t been able to plan ahead for outdoor activities like we used to do. Some weeks, the weather forecast has predicted rain every day of the week. What, then, is the best time to do something?
The best time to do something is right NOW! We procrastinate at doing things that we know need to be done. It’s human nature to put things off. Some even say: “Don’t do today what you can put off until tomorrow.” That’s a twist to the old saying, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” This statement is good advice, because eventually a person can become overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of doing all the things that they have “put off until tomorrow.”
Time is one of those things that we can never get back. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. We sometimes discover this when we try to do something we have been putting off and then discover we are no longer physically able to do it. Maybe it was that flower garden we were planning to plant…or the deck we were planning to paint in the spring when it was cooler. But now, with the sun beating down on us, we either have to endure the heat or wait until fall to complete the task.
There are many people who have been putting off the simple act of officially becoming a Christian. If you asked them, they would say, “Oh yes, I’m a Christian,” as though saying it makes it so. But if you have never attended church since you were a child, the chances are that your knowledge of what it is to be a Christian is based on what you learned as a child in Sunday School. To be an adult Christian, a person needs to study what it is to be a Christian at the adult level.
The Apostle Paul, writing about love in I Corinthians 13:11, expressed it this way: “When I was a child, I thought like a child, I spoke like a child; when I became a man, I gave up my childish ways. For now I see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.”
Paul ends his statement about love by saying, “So faith, hope, love abide, theses three; but the greatest of these…is love.”
There is more to learn about almighty God and his son, Jesus the Christ, than we ever thought possible when we were attending children’s Sunday School classes.
To learn more about what it is to be a Christian, attend a worship service at your church this Sunday. Remember, to be a disciple of anyone, especially Jesus Christ, means you are a student of his or hers. So it wouldn’t hurt for you to attend an adult Sunday School class, also.

Rev. Robert Francisco • First Christian Church, Vandalia

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