Our Sunday School lessons in May are very timely as we look at what the Bible says about building “A Lasting Legacy”. Dr. Wren has certainly followed the principles we are studying as his walk with Jesus and leadership has influenced several generations of thousands of people.
The first week’s study is taken from Deuteronomy 6 which is a familiar passage to Christians and even more so to those who practice Judaism. Several times a day Jews are encouraged to recite the “Shema”. In fact it is often the last words spoken by a faithful Jew.
So why so important? Because this passage speaks of passing on the Word of God to the next generation. It also is quoted by Jesus in the Gospels as to the supremacy of loving God with all our heart, soul and mind which is what the text instructs us to do… and to pass on.
My dad and mom passed on the teachings of Jesus to me and we have passed them on to our children. Now they have children of their own (or soon will) and I feel confident that another generation will be instructed to love God with their entire being. I can see it already happening in the lives of my grandsons as they take steps toward God with their cute little blessings. In addition they are becoming more aware that they live in a world created by God and they acknowledge that with child like faith.
Connect with other adults in Sunday School this month as we focus on living our lives so that others will see the hope, faith and love that Christ gives to us.
Things to Think About and Ponder:
Who helped you to see the things of God?
Who are you helping in their faith journey?
How do you see the role of our Sunday School and even your class in this role?
Most of the current generation does not Jesus. Does that discourage, encourage or challenge you?
How can you love Jesus more and with your total being? What does that look like in your life?
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