How To Make Your Sunday School Successful by Ronnie Floyd



"HOW TO MAKE YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL SUCCESSFUL"
Matthew 9:9-17
March 25, 1991

INTRODUCTION:

Let me be transparent with you today. In the last two years
I have gone through some major disappointments, some major
pain, and I have gone through some major fears.

God has used all of those things to get me desperate.
Desperate to see God move in me and through me. All this
has caused me to re-evaluate and then try to streamline
exactly what I am to do.

T.S.:

Today, I want to share with you, "How To Make Your Sunday
School Successful." Read Matthew 9:9-17 with me. Look
with me today and see the two major movements in this text
and context:

I. THE PRIORITIES OF JESUS IN YOUR SUNDAY SCHOOL.

Explain:

There are three priorities of Jesus in this story and these
three priorities should be priorities for your Sunday
School.

1. Reach People (vs. 9-13)

Explain:
(v. 9) Matthew,. a lost pagan, a tax collector.

Jews hated tax collectors because they collected money to
appease the Romans and often took more than necessary,
keeping it for themselves.

When Jesus saw him He said to this tax collector sinner,
"Follow Me" which means literally, "Come after Me." It also
means to attach yourself to me to hear me and learn from
me. Luke 5:28 says that Matthew left everything behind and
followed Jesus. A radical commitment!

(v. 10) The conversion of pagan Matthew placed Jesus into a
new pagan pool.

(v. 11) Religious folks wanted to learn the Law became
critical of Jesus.

Modern day lingo: "We do not want any of this evangelism,
we want to get deeper in the Word." "Come and feed us."

(vl2-13)1 came to help the sinners - Isn't Jesus'
commission our commission?

I did not come to be a part of your religious country club
but to set men free from their sin!

Illustration:

One major question that has to be addressed by you and your
church is, "Why does our Sunday School exist?"

Survey your Sunday Scho ...


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