Sunday School Today: Seek His Kingdom

There are moments in our lives when we are anxious about our circumstances when things aren’t going well. Some of us have faced job loss or situations where there was uncertainty about how we would be able to pay our bills. Jesus reveals to us that He is able to meet our basic needs without the need for us to be concerned about the situation (Luke 12:22-34). All of this starts with our use of just a measure of faith. Jesus gives us words of encouragement when he tells us to not be concerned with the basic essentials of life that He readily provides for us. He does not want to see believers in Christ “choked” by the world’s problems (Mark 4:7, 18-19). It is the difficult times where God challenges us that much more as to how we truly believe God’s Word. It is our faith and trusting of His Word that sustains us. We also discussed that it is our attitude, whether positive or negative, that has a helpful or detrimental effect on our ability to have faith. The more that we recognize our role and responsibility in serving Christ, the more that we understand the principles of faith in Him.


About melvingaines

I am a communications professional, author and speaker with years of experience as a business owner and corporate supervisor. My philosophy is “excellence in leadership-by-example with integrity and without compromise.” I am a member of the National Association of Black Accountants and served as President of the National Association of Credit Management, Greater Akron (OH). I have also held memberships with the American Collectors Association International, Inc. and the Commercial Law League of America. I am Church Administrator and Sunday school instructor at Akron Alliance Fellowship Church in Akron, Ohio. I have taught adult Sunday school for over 25 years and facilitated numerous bible studies and church cell group sessions. Every now and then, I fill in for the pastor with a sermon. I am a longtime advocate of Christian-based elementary and high school education. I am a graduate of The University of Akron with a degree in Business and Organizational Communication, and recently earned a Master’s degree in Christian Studies at Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. I am also a member of the Chaplains Association of Ohio, and involved in Clinical Pastoral studies for possible full or part-time chaplaincy. I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and I am married to my lovely childhood sweetheart, Lynn. View all posts by melvingaines

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