2 Timothy 2:2
It All Started With a Sunday School Teacher
1. A Sunday School teacher, a Mr. Kimball, in 1858 led a Boston shoe clerk to give his life to Christ.
2. The clerk, Dwight L. Moody, became an evangelist. In England in 1879 he awakened evangelistic zeal in the heart of Frederick B. Meyer, pastor of a small church.
3. F. B. Meyer, preaching to an American college campus, brought to Christ a student named J. Wilbur Chapman.
4. Chapman, engaged in YMCA work employed a former baseball player, Billy Sunday, to do evangelistic work.
5. Billy Sunday held a revival in Charlotte, N. C. A group of local men were so enthusiastic afterward that they planned another evangelistic campaign, bringing Mordecai Hamm to town to preach.
6. During Hamms revival, a young man named Billy Graham heard the Gospel and yielded his life to Christ.
It may be that you are one of the tens of thousands who has been led to Christ through the ministry of Graham. Who are your converts? Are you discipling them in Sunday School? Only eternity will reveal the tremendous impact of that one Sunday School Teacher who invested his life in the lives of others.
One of the greatest was heroes in U.S. history was a young man named Audie Murphy. Murphy was a diminutive man who weighed only 112 pounds and had the face of a child (He was 18 when he went overseas during World War II). Nothing about him suggested a hero in the making. Yet when called by his commanding officers to do the duty of a soldier, Murphy held nothing back.
By wars end, the quiet boy from Texas had fought with extraordinary bravery while saving the lives of countless fellow soldiers. He returned home to an adoring public, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, and received at least 36 other medalsmore than anyone else in U.S. history. All because nothing meant more to him as a soldier than the will of his commanding officer.