Teaching in the Sunday School

Teaching a class in Sunday school is not a task to be considered lightly. The old idea of taking a class of children to teach from a sense of duty, and spending an hour with the pupils each Sunday morning, possibly with the feeling of having done something meritorious, and calling that Sunday school work, is a great mistake. Such a notion must give place to something more practical and genuine. Sunday school work is a vital and important part of the church work, and not a mere auxiliary.

The Sunday school teacher may well ponder the responsibility of undertaking the task and carefully examine himself as to his fitness, for much will be demanded of him. He needs to be possessed of keen discernment, clear perception, spirituality of thought, patience and earnestness in pursuing the work. Above all, perhaps, he needs that humility which enables him to see his own personal inability to do anything, and on the other hand to know the great possibilities of our work when divine Mind is reflected through His idea. Thus the teacher may be emboldened to take hold of the work and do it rightly, not in his own strength, but by the support and power of divine intelligence.

"The great commandment"
August 21, 1915

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