"WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SUNDAY SCHOOL??"
2 Timothy 4:2-5
INTRODUCTION: Years ago the greatest program of SBC was the Training Union program.
It declined and basically died a slow death!
The same possible threat is knocking on the door of every SBC S.S.
Christians should consider Bible study time one of the most important
hours out of the week.
WHAT SUNDAY SCHOOL IS NOT: 1. A social time 2. Political convention
3. a time to sing or share 4. Not to discuss local news.
EXPLANATION OF THE TEXT!
***SUNDAY SCHOOL IS TO BE A RELIGIOUS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE!(Jews taught Scriptures)
J. EDGAR HOOVER said, "S.S. IS a crime prevention laboratory.
TWO MAIN PURPOSES OR FUNCTIONS OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL:
1. To study God's Word.(2-4)
A. Content should be the Bible(Doctrinal truth-deeper than Zacheas)
B. The Bible should be made alive to the people.
*Aa: Student and teacher would receive more if both would study lessons.
Pray for your teacher that the H. S. Would use her/him to God's glory.
**GROWING CHURCHES BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF BIBLE STUDY!(Dead churches do not)
2. To Do Evangelism.(5) FLAKES FORMULA: 1. Know possibilite:
A. Pray and Visit those who do not come. 2. Enlarge organiza-
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