It has been a tough week for me. I thought long and hard for my Sunday School sermon. In ‘The Work Of A Pastor’ in my Global University Biblical Theological course I’m doing it says we need to spend at least six hours on the sermon so that we know what we are going to say. Know where we are at. Just know the sermon. Just like it’s a part of us. So, I thought long and hard. I had intimate communion with the Lord and heard Him speak and did as He told me.
The kids got only the word of God. One small sip at a time. The Lord told me to place them in front of the huge screen with the verses in extremely large font so they just had it right in front of them. The answers to the question were in bolder and larger print and in a darker color so that they could not miss it. You see. When I studied the bible, we were told by our teacher that no one is wrong. They are either at the place where they understand and see and hear or they are not. Putting them down because they do not know the answer does them no good at all. So I put the answer right in front of their faces. They could not get it wrong unless they cannot read English. They simplified the word and if the word was difficult, I just posted Strong’s definition of it in a slide for them to know.
We did do an introduction though. An ESV introduction of Paul at the end of his life in Rome awaiting execution. Their participation was fast and they were so happy and smiling.
Needless to say the chocolates awaiting them urged them on. Put it this way. They all know those four verses and they possess the introduction to 2 Timothy.
The Work Of A Pastor
Introduction To Global University Learning
I spent days on this and it was all worth while as everything I needed was on the PowerPoint. The teens had so much fun they did not leave at the end of the service. They still sat around and talked.
I have to admit, I was a bit naughty. In the end for a point, I asked them to pray for each other pertaining to what they had learned and they were to pray loudly so I could hear them. And they all did. Every single one of them.
I wish I could send my sermon to Global University for my SLR but alas. No such thing. They would surely give me an A Plus for the entire youth participating.
For in the end, what’s in a grade if you do not teach and reach our youth with all of our hearts and do God’s work as if it is all there is to live for. In the end, if it were not done in love, our youth would not respond, heartily.
In the second service, a little short girl came to the back to see what I was doing with they banners and she felt afraid. But after a while she asked to worship with them and she did.