The old Sunday school stories are often neglected with time, despite them holding key virtues to hold on to.
Some of the greatest lessons we can learn are from the Old Testament stories told back in Sunday school.
I really enjoy passages like David and Goliath, Daniel in the den of lions, Joseph... the list does go on and on. An interesting aspect of these is that I'm continually finding them more and more relevant when trying to explain who God is and what our attitude should be when facing trials to others.
One of the vibes I get is that these stories of old are often overlooked once we become 'adults' and we suddenly outgrow these Bible passages associated with childhood.
I consider this a dangerous attitude to have as the virtues presented in the Old Testament as they are just that: they resemble qualities that we should continually strive to attain.
One of the sayings of Jesus is that unless we change become like little children, we will never inherit the Kingdom of God. (Matthew chapter 18, verse 3)
I think in response to this we should be careful to keep ourselves humble and hear what God has to say through these stories.
In recent times I've often thought to myself "What is the best way to help someone progress in their relationship with God?" Time and time again, the big question of "Who is God to you?" keeps coming up as the answer to pose to people.
If you're reading this then I suggest you contemplate this question for yourself too, as I do. And if you find it a bit tough to answer this personally, I urge you to look back at some of the traditional Sunday School stories that display great acts of faith and a strong, and very personal relationship with God.
Not only do I believe that you will find the answer to the question posed, but I believe it will help you explain to others to and help them enter a more personal relationship with God.
Tim Robertson is from Sydney, and likes to write about recent learnings in the hope that other people may also benefit from them.
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