Are you looking for a personal Bible study for the summer? You are invited to join me for a study of the warning and encouragement to teachers from James 3. This Bible study was especially written for Christian women who are considering the ministry of teaching children in Sunday School, or any experienced Sunday School teachers who need some refreshment.
When you sign up to follow this blog, I will automatically e-mail you three lessons a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, for 10 weeks (July 3 – September 8, 2017).
Here is a sneak peek at the first lesson of the 30-Day Bible Study of James 3: The Warning and Encouragement to Teachers.
Day 1 – The Big Picture
Let’s begin by reading James chapter 3. I strongly recommend that you read the entire chapter every day. After reading it daily, you will probably begin to memorize it, and what a blessing that would be! You might even want to type out and print a clean copy on which you can take notes as you study. After you read James 3, take a few notes about interesting words and ideas, or write down a few questions that you hope to have answered by the end of this study.
By way of introduction, I would like to share with you the perspective I have about teaching Sunday School. I refer you to the mission statement from my church’s Children’s Ministry department, using this link.
Please answer these questions about this philosophy of ministry:
- What are the three groups of people that Sunday School teachers serve?
- What is the mandate directed towards the children?
- Do you agree with this perspective? Are you ready to pursue this mandate to the glory of God?
Since evangelism is a priority in this ministry, I want to encourage you to be prepared to share the gospel regularly in your classroom and in your life. I will list other resources in a later lesson, but for now, please use this link to read this helpful information about evangelizing children.
Take a few minutes to write out a short gospel presentation (which is different than your personal testimony). Feel free to use the basic outline from the document you just read. Or read the gospel presentation on the About and Contact page of this website. If you aren’t sure of the gospel message for yourself, please find someone to talk you through the gospel right now.
So grab your Bible and a journal as we work through lessons that I will automatically send to you by e-mail when you sign up to follow this blog. I look forward to hearing from you about what you learn from this study of God’s Word.