Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tuesday Hero - Robert Raikes

The story of Robert Raikes is very inspirational.

God used this man
to start many new Sunday Schools. Plus he made going to Sunday School popular. He was a real hero.

I hope you enjoy reading the story of Robert Raikes for kids.

You can also take a 6 question Quiz

Here are some questions for you to answer.

  • Can you imagine working 6 days a week, up to 12 hours each day? Why would these overworked, poverty-stricken children spend their one free day going to school?
  • Why were the children hesitant to come to Sunday school at first? What are some things that keep children from coming to Sunday school today?
  • The new Sunday schools taught two kinds of lessons. They taught reading and writing part of the day and Bible lessons the rest of the day. Which do you think was more important for helping the children and why?
  • What difference has attending Sunday school made in your life? Have you ever invited a friend to Sunday school?
  • Many other adults were aware of the white slaves of England, but did nothing to help. Why do you think Robert Raikes chose to do something to help the children? What resources did Robert have that he could use to further this cause?
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