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Dear New Sunday School Member:You in Bible Study Now

Congratulations! You took an important step when you decided to study the Bible with a group in Sunday School. Because I do not know you personally, I am not sure what first prompted you to decide to join a Bible study group. You may have been enrolled through an invitation from a church. A friend may have invited you. Your family may have encouraged you. Maybe you have been a member of your church for a long time but had dropped out of Bible study and have now returned.

Some happy experiences are ahead of you--especially if you understand what you have "gotten yourself into" by joining Sunday School.

For one thing, you have gotten yourself involved with a group of people who are going to care about you. If you are in the kind of Sunday School group that I am thinking about, you can count on good fellowship, interesting learning experiences, and some contacts that are going to make you a stronger person.

Following are some questions that I think a new member might be asking about Bible study. I will try to answer these. Then you can ask more questions of the people who will be happy to answer them--your teacher, another worker, or fellow group members.

And don't forget that the pastor of the church where you attend Sunday School will be ready at all times to hear your questions and share your concerns.

God bless you as you learn.

 

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What Kind of Book Am I Studying?

The Bible is a special book from God to you. It is a divine book, written by men who were directed by the Spirit of God. It is divided into two parts. The Old Testament tells about God's acts in creation. It tells about his working through the nation of Israel. Throughout the Old Testament we see how God worked in history to show his love and forgiveness. The New Testament tells of the fulfillment of God's promise to send a Savior; it tells how to become a Christian; and it tells how to live and serve God.

Though the Bible is an ancient book, written hundreds of years ago, it continues to be our best source for finding how to live full and meaningful lives. It is our source of comfort; it is a reliable guide for growing in the Christian life. But the Bible is not a book of rules; it is a book of guidelines. We can know what it says to us and have confidence in its truths because God gave the Bible through his Spirit, and0 he can guide our study through the same Holy Spirit.

What Am I Expected to Do in a Sunday School Class?

Bible study--learning what God's Word says to you--is your main business. But it is also important that you learn to care about other people in your group. Get acquainted with each person. Find out what concerns each has.

There may be some way that you can help another member or another member can help you. Find out what the group wants to do together, and share in making plans. See where you can fit in. You may want to suggest something that you think the group should do. Common actions are to visit, to do ministry projects, and to help with church activities.

It is important, too, that you decide to participate as regularly as possible. You lose something when you are absent a Sunday. You and the learning group need each other!

Is It OK If I Just Enjoy Sunday School?

Indeed it is! Bible study is the first order of business in Sunday School. But study is followed closely--and overlapped--by fellowship. Learning is fun. Being with people who care about what the Bible says and what God wants them to do is supposed to make you feel good. And laughter is essential to a healthy life. So, come on to Sunday School expecting it to be a happy time. It is exciting to discover what God is saying through his Word.

And don't apologize for coming because you like to be with people That's a part of what Sunday School is all about. The abundant life brings joy. Have some!

What Is a Baptist Church Like?

Now, there is a hard question to answer. Churches are like people. Each one has a different personality. Baptist churches value their independence. They believe that each congregation tries to find God's will for the church and undertakes to live within God's plan. But while each Baptist church is a little different from another, there are some things that all hold in common. The lordship of Jesus Christ and the fact that he, the Son of God, came to make possible our salvation--that is at the top of the list. And that belief makes the Bible most important, for it is in the Bible that we learn about God's plan to send a Savior, about the coming of Christ, and what we must do to become Christians and to follow the Lord. Baptists believe that each person should study the Bible for himself and that each has the responsibility to find God's will for his own life. So you will find most Baptist churches putting a high priority on Bible study.

What Is Sunday School Like?

In most Baptist churches, Sunday Schools are composed of groups of persons near the same age. Children not yet in public school (ages birth-5) are called preschoolers and are taught in small groups with learning-play and Bible activities. Children in the first through sixth grades (ages 6-11) are taught in small groups, using a variety of Bible teaching projects. In most instances, children choose the projects they would like to participate in while they study the Bible. Youth (seventh through twelfth grades or ages 12-17) and adults are formed into classes; several classes are combined to form larger groups called departments.

Leaders of these classes and departments have been carefully and prayerfully chosen by the church. You may hear titles such as department director, outreach leader, teacher, group leader. Each leader is interested in you, but some leaders will work more closely with you than others.

Each Sunday School group has the purpose of discovering Bible truths and learning what these truths say to daily life. Because leaders and groups differ, the approach to Bible study varies. Sometimes formal study methods may be used. At other times Very informal procedures will be followed. In all good learning groups the leader tries to help each member be appropriately involved. After all, learning isn't yours until you learn it. And your leaders want you to learn Bible truths that have meaning for you.

Fellowship and friendship are special rewards of Bible study. Sunday School members care about one another. Therefore, they visit; they help in times of need; they pray0 for one another; and they try to bring others to Bible study.

What Can I Do to Get Ready to Participate in a Session?

The teacher is not the only one who is expected to study for a Sunday School session. You probably have received a magazine that designates certain passages for study each Sunday. First, read the Bible passage in one or more translations. This applies to all age members except preschool children. Parents may have to help beginning readers--and encourage older children who may forget to study. (In the case of preschoolers, parents can best prepare them by talking with them about happy times at church and by reading to them Bible stories and Bible thoughts from Living or Growing. Your church can provide copies of these.)

After you have read the Bible lesson, meditate for a while and try to decide what the passage means to you. What questions does the passage raise? Is there something there that speaks especially to your own life?

Read the lesson in your Bible study book or magazine. On Sunday, be ready to participate through questions or comments on the meaning of the lesson. Above all, come to the study session with a desire to share and to learn. Pray for yourself, your fellow learners, and your leaders.

What If I Don't Know Anything About the Bible, and the Leader or Teacher Asks Me a Question?

Don't worry! Sunday School is for learners, not just for a few people who already know. Of course, some persons will know more than others, but everyone has some unanswered questions. Furthermore, sharing facts is not the only way to contribute to learning. Your interest and your questions may be just what is needed for an exciting learning experience.

And remember. You have one thing to share that no one can question--your own feelings and your own experiences. Sharing these can often stimulate exciting and meaningful learning.

Oh, yes, something else. There really isn't a lot of "calling on" done in classes. In most groups of children, youth and adults, participation comes voluntarily.

By the way, "I don't know" is always an acceptable answer to any question!

Will the Bible Help Me If I Am Not a Christian?

If you have joined a Sunday School class and have not yet had a special experience in your life when you confessed to God that you are a sinner--if you do not have assurance that you are God's child through salvation--the Bible has a special message for you. From the opening words of the Old Testament throughout the New Testament, the special message is that God loves you. That love was seen most clearly when Jesus came into the world to show us what God is like, to live and love so that we can know how to live and love, to die on our behalf on the cross, and to rise again. Now it is possible, through believing in Jesus and asking him to come into your heart, to be a child of God. You can know peace, you can have a rich and full life, and you can know that through all of time to come, you belong to God because of Christ.

There are many ways to find these truths in the Bible.

Here is one way:

* You must realize that you need Christ:

Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them! (Matt. 5:3, TEV).

* You must be willing to receive Christ as the answer to your need for forgiveness, to your spiritual poverty.

Look! I [Jesus] have been standing at the door and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me (Rev. 3:20, TLB).

* You then become a new creation.

When anyone is joined to Christ he is a new being: the old has gone, the new has come (2 Cor 5:17, TEV).

* As a new person, you walk by faith.

Our life is a matter of faith, not of sight (2 Cor. 5:7, TEV).

* The joy and strength of the Christian life comes through staying in touch with Christ.

Take care to live in me, and let me live in you. For a branch can't. produce fruit when severed from the vine (John 15:4, TLB).

Think about these verses, about your own deep need, then read Romans 10:9-10. Ask God to forgive your sin and make you new in Christ. If 'you believe, share it!

Some Bible Passages to Ponder:

• When you are tired and discouraged:
Isaiah 40:29-31; 41:10,13

• When you wonder whether God keeps his promises:
Deuteronomy 7:9-10

• When you wonder what God expects of you:
Deuteronomy 10:12-14

• When choices are hard to make: Deuteronomy 30:19-20

• When you have trouble sleeping: Psalms 3:3-5; 4:8; 28:5

• When you need to be reminded of the mercies of God:
Lamentations 3:21-26

• When you want to know how to follow Jesus:
Matthew 16:24-26

• When you need assurance about the future:
1 Corinthians 15:20-22; Philippians 3:20-21

• When you need peace and comfort: John 14

• When you want an example of praying for others: John 17

• When you are tempted to feel prejudice: Acts 10:34-35

• When you need to be strengthened in the Christian life:
Ephesians 1:15-20: 2:14-19; 6:10

• When you want assurance about the truth of Scripture:
2 Timothy 3:16-17

• When you fear adverse circumstances, bad health, death:
2 Corinthians 4:7-12,16; 5:1,6

 

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