As we enter another summer recess from the academic environment, what strides have we made? Have we made an earnest effort to build the kingdom of God? The real question is how many students gave their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ in your class?
We understand that the word of God says, "Some plant, some water, but God gives the increase." Many students won't enter a traditional Church or Sanctuary but would not mind going to the dojo. We, the Instructors of the Arts, have a burden to the students. We must first teach them the word of God. For the bible says, "teach a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it." Second, we must make an effort to make them disciples. If you don't have a discipleship program in your school, maybe you should consider starting one. Finally, we must offer them an opportunity to make Jesus Christ the Lord of their lives. Not to force them, but offer them. We do this by following the scriptures. Romans 10:9,10 says that "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
If your student confesses this publicly, they are saved. This should be done publicly because Jesus said if you confess me before men I will confess you before my father. That is not to say that if a person dose not confess publicly they are not saved, but the ‘best-case scenario' is done before at least another person because now they are on record for their confession and will be held accountable for their words. I dare not tell you how many students got saved in our classes this season for the fear of being self absorbed and "puffed up". But I will say this; the scripture says that the angels rejoice even if one soul is translated from darkness and comes into the kingdom of light. We had at least one student give their life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
I leave you with this thought: "Preparation is the basis for spontaneity. To be spontaneous, you must be prepared."