Sunday School Class - The Experiment
Imagine this: a Sunday School teacher stands up and says to all the kids, "I wanna do something different this week!" And after sharing her idea, the kids are all game! To begin, they each quickly run back to their parents sitting in church and grab their hand. Mr. Pastor pretends to be surprised, but can't stop smiling. Without saying anything, the children lead the parents into their Sunday School class. And as soon as they all take a seat in their children's seat, their kids quickly run back into the main church, taking their parent's seats. Finally the Sunday School teacher greets every parent' curiosity, explaining the idea: a Sunday School class for adults!
The experiment is much more complex than the kids or the parents could realize. The teacher's (and pastor's) main objective is to re-condition the concrete philosophies (or stubbornness) currently competing with the older biblical reflexes and the environment inadvertently protecting those reflexes. But how does this happen? Consider that the reward for maturity seems to always be a more stoic, non-playful, non-reproachable environment. The problem with this is, as age merely presumes maturity, any attitude that got away undetected remains stuck in this more stoic adult environment absent of change, interaction, and maybe constructive criticism. This is true everywhere, but especially in a church! We need a Sunday School for adults!
Welcome to the reason behind Family Skits with New Christian Parables! Interaction beyond a simple head nod is necessary for ALL of us! It keeps us "humble" enough to change, face reproach, interact, and rebuke the adult stubbornness being protected in vain.
So let's have this experiment at home in your next reading with your family's favorite Sunday School teacher YOU!
God Bless You all.
This lesson inspired by The Teacher (from the Parable of The Smarter Copycat).
And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.…
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but enjoy the company of the lowly. Do not be conceited.
'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."