In the Sunday School class I teach at our church I have been going through a weekly study on owning/developing your own faith. With students everywhere, and particularly in our area, I have seen a major problem where they really don’t know what they believe about God. Often when you ask them how they know they are a Christian, they respond with something about going to church or the fact that some member of their family is a Christian so therefore they are. Understanding what a true personal relationship with Christ is, is something that often eludes them. Also, many of our students that do have solid relationships with Christ, still struggle with being able to share with others what they believe and why. So the series we are doing has been great to help them own their faith.
Yesterday’s Sunday School lesson was on owning your own faith through understanding the deity of Christ. Basically, that’s a long way of saying understanding that Jesus is God. It was a great lesson as I really felt like the students were engaged as we discussed things like the eternality of Christ, the fact that He is the Creator, and many other aspects of his deity, especially the fact that He is God and not just a prophet or a good man.
The awesome thing about how God was working yesterday was the fact that our lesson tied directly in with our pastor’s morning sermon. Our pastor spoke from John 3 about Nicodemus visiting Jesus in the night. One of the key points that he shared was how Jesus was clear to Nicodemus that He was God and that we must look to Him for Salvation.
As I sat there listening to my pastor speak, I couldn’t help but smile to myself as I thought about how God was working that very morning. My pastor and I hadn’t spoken to each other this week and had no way of knowing what the other was going to teach, but God had a plan. Our students were very clearly able to hear that Jesus truly is God the Almighty Creator and that only through Him can we truly find Salvation. I know some people may say that this was just and awesome coincidence, but I know that with our Awesome God there are no coincidences. Just as I know this was an awesome part of God’s plan how these lessons tied together, I know that His plan is not completed yet. So please join me in praying for our students that they will take this very clear message and apply it to their lives and trust in Jesus as the one true God and Savior!