The number one complaint I hear about Sunday School is that it is boring. Predictable. Same-old; same-old.
In fact, Sunday School has come to be an adjective, and not a good one. We speak of a “Sunday School Answer.” We don’t mean a thoughtful, articulate, fresh, insightful response. I am on a mission from God. (Really!) I want to redefine a Sunday School answer to be a thoughtful, articulate, fresh, insightful response. 40 years ago, “Made in Japan” meant, “cheap trinket.” Today, “Made in Japan” means quality. I want to redefine what a Sunday School answer is.
How do I propose to do that? Research.
In another life, I do photography (http://joshhuntphotos.com/) There is a saying in photography. “If you want to take beautiful pictures, stand in front of something beautiful.” To paraphrase: if you want to write Sunday School lessons that make teachers sound brilliant, quote brilliant writers. I have an exhaustive and expanding electronic library that I draw from to write Good Questions Have groups talking. As of today (Sept, 2012), I have
15,371 WordSearch Books and commentaries
2,786 Logos books and commentaries
947 Kindle books
18,304 Total resources to make you sound brilliant.
These resources are indexed and searchable to make it easy to find great quotes to include in every lesson. If the lesson is on John 3 and Max Lucado wrote about it, I will find it.
Here is what I know. When I quote a good Max Lucado piece into your lesson, you will sound brilliant. Beth Moore. John Piper. John Macarthur. Warren Weirsbe. Same thing.