During my early age, one of the best times I had is when attending kids’ Sunday school. Since I’m the only kid in the family, having no siblings put me into isolation. I don’t have a brother or sister to play with during play hours. And attending kids’ Sunday school allowed me to fill that gap.
Attending kids’ Sunday school also help me improve my social life as a kid as I met other kids in the community and made friends with them. Aside from this, I’m happy to share with you the three important lessons I learned during my kids’ Sunday school experience. And hopefully, strengthen the reasons why sending your kids today to Sunday School is essential.
My Three Important Lessons-Learned During Kids Sunday School
#1. Importance of Reading Bible Stories
I find it fascinating when we look for good stories to read in the Bible during our kids’ Sunday School at my early age. Usually, our Sunday school teacher guides us to find good stories to read in the Bible, and then we’ll discuss it. At our young age, we developed a good amount of curiosity on how humanity should live a life based on God’s prophets’ teachings.
One of my favorite stories is David vs. Goliath. It has a great lesson of faith, courage, and overcoming fears, even if it seems impossible. I remember I was so afraid of one of my teachers during my elementary school because she’s big, has a loud voice, and was strict in the class. But, little by little, I overcame my fear in her class because of this Bible story. I learned to accept her as my teacher and mentor.
Another Bible Story I love was The Tower of Babel. This story had answered my question of why there were many languages in the world when I was a kid. The important thing is that the story told us that the Babylon people’s pride led to their destruction. Like Satan, they desired to be God. We, as followers of the words of God, must humble ourselves before God.
Reading Bible stories at an early age can give kids a positive impact because of learning morals and modest behaviors. Kids will also understand that God is always with them no matter what. Bible stories will also help kids to understand the importance of loving others.
#2. Importance of Attending Kids Sunday School
Some parents today are hesitant in sending their kids to Sunday school, especially if it’s a different religion. There is this fear of converting their child to their faith. I was born as an Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ). I grew up attending Sunday services with the church. But my father allowed me to meet and participate in other Sunday schools as well. I attended Bible studies with Jehovah’s witnesses, Sunday school from Born Again, and Baptist churches. There were instances that I attended Roman Catholic services too.
Most people in our community don’t understand why my father does this since they see me attending such activities. Even myself doesn’t understand it until today. When I was a kid, all I know was, I’m happy meeting people, learning good morals from our teachers, and having fun with songs we sang and games we played.
Regardless of the religion, allowing kids to attend Sunday school at an early age will enhance their understanding of the faith. Little by little, their curiosity to know the truth about God will grow. Their social skills and tolerance will develop. Your kids’ love for others will be nurtured despite differences.
After attending Kids’ Sunday school, my father usually asked me, “how’s everything?”, “What did you discuss today?”. And we talked about it. He gives his thoughts and always tells me to remember what he said when I needed it most.
There’s one common ground that all these religions have taught me. We must unconditionally love others because loving and serving others means loving and serving God, Himself.
1 John 4:19-21 – We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar, for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
#3. Importance of Prayer
Attending Kids’ Sunday school has helped me understand the importance of prayer. My parents explained the value of prayer to me; however, it’s a different feeling when someone else teaches you, especially when at an early age. Everything is objective.
Our Sunday school starts the day with prayers. We are all taught how to pray and why we need to pray.
Psalm 145:18 – The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
As a young kid, little by little, the need to nurture my relationship with God was seeded and growing. I believe that our purpose in life is to be near God, and one of the best and powerful tools to be near Him is through prayer.
Through a solemn and heartful prayer, we can be ourselves in of God. All the pain, worries, and flaws we have can be cleansed when we talk to Him. All the hate in our hearts can be purified when we speak sincerely with Him. Through prayer, we can get back on track, boost our faith, and get stronger. We can give our sincere gratitude to God for His love, mercy, and blessings through prayer. Prayer bridges the gap between God and His most valued creation-human.
- Don’t be afraid to send your children to Kids’ Sunday school.
- Always be open to other faith and promote tolerance.
- As parents, guardians, or godparents, we must be part of their wonderful experience – Kids Sunday school.
- Let’s support our children’s spiritual needs and let them explore at their young age.
Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Tremendous and blessed Sunday, Lounger! Stay safe always!
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