Going to church doesn’t make a person a believer.
Even demons know/believe what the Bible says (James 2:19). Head knowledge doesn’t make a person a believer.
Many people are good and sincere. Doing good works, however, doesn’t make a person a believer.
Some people think that because they aren’t atheists or Jews or of other persuasions, they must be a Christian. What you aren’t doesn’t make a person a believer.
Teachers mustn’t assume a student has a personal relationship with God because of outward appearance. True conversion is a heart issue. Only God knows what is in a person’s heart. Only God can change a person’s heart. God will use a teacher and other believers to lead people to Himself but ultimately His Spirit regenerates.
- regularly pray for all students because God knows their true spiritual condition
- occasionally present the Gospel message even if it is believed all students in the class are believers
- always keep pace with the Spirit of God so as not to push ahead of the work He is doing in someone’s heart, nor to lag behind
(The Some Outreach Do’s & Don’ts for the Adult Classroom worksheet, available through the MinTools.com store, provides these reminders to teachers of adult classes.)
Teacher Training Resources: Outreach Efforts