Spur one another on in Sunday School

August 6, 2019

I jumped back to the sidewalk, startled by the car’s horn that warned I was dangerously close to being hit on a busy street in downtown Winston-Salem. I had become deeply engaged in a phone conversation and was oblivious to life happening around me. How many times have you found yourself in a similar situation?

A comparable scenario can take place in groups. In this video, David Francis, author and former Director of Sunday School at LifeWay, explains how we can gather and get lulled into learning but forget the purpose of community, which is to further the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

It is possible for us to have so many issues going on in our own lives that we become infatuated with self and feel lonely, even in the midst of a group.

Groups provide a two-way street for community and encouragement. However, it is possible for us to have so many issues going on in our own lives that we become infatuated with self and feel lonely, even in the midst of a group. We neither see nor hear others around us.

Scripture tells us, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:24-25

Be intentional to connect deeply with others in your group. Not only will they be encouraged, but you also will be encouraged. Have you considered how your group can live into Hebrews 10-24-25?


by Rick Hughes 
Sunday School and Small Groups  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina 

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