Sabbath School Work

 

 

 

 

The Promise 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 

— Colossians 3:16, ESV 

 

The Testimony 

The Sabbath-school should be one of the greatest instrumentalities, and the most effectual, in bringing souls to Christ. Our Sabbath-school workers need to be especially imbued with the spirit of Christ. 

Let every true worker be grateful to God that he is honored in having an opportunity of working for the Master. Watch for opportunities to do good, and improve the talents God has given you, seeking grace daily that you may succeed in doing good. 

Do not refuse to bear responsibilities because you have a sense of your weakness and inefficiency. God can give you strength and wisdom, if you are consecrated to him and keep humble. 

Let the prayer go forth from unfeigned lips, “Lord, increase my faith; give me divine enlightenment, for without help from thee I can do nothing.” Come in humility and bow before God; open before the Lord your Bibles, containing the divine promises; take your position upon them; make a covenant with God that you will answer his requirements; tell him you will believe without any other evidence except the naked promise. This is not presumption; but unless you work with zeal, unless you are earnest and determined, Satan will obtain the advantage, and you will be left in unbelief and darkness. The words and promises of God are the only foundation of our faith. Take the word of God as truth, as a living, speaking voice to you, and obey faithfully every requirement. God is faithful who hath promised. He will work with the efforts of superintendents and teachers. Our blessings are limited by the weakness of our faith. God is not unwilling to bestow; he is a reservoir of power. We must cherish meekness and lowliness of heart. We may have rich evidences of his love and mercy daily in our self-denying efforts to do others good. I entreat the workers in our Sabbath-schools to put on the whole armor of God, and as faithful soldiers of Jesus Christ, show their fidelity. God will reward every work that is done to his glory. 

Sabbath-School Worker, April 1, 1886 

 

The Response 

Lord, increase my faith, give me divine enlightenment for without help from You I can do nothing. With my Bible open I take my position on Your promises as a living, speaking voice to me. Teach me to do good. I seek Your love and mercy that I may be effective in bringing souls to Christ. I give me Your divine grace and blessings that I may succeed in doing good.  

 

 

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