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When Christians Say ” I Have No Time “

James Miller
When Christians say ” I Have No Time ”

Once upon a time there was a church staff looking for Bible Quiz Coaches for their young people. Some adults said, ” I don’t want to leave the sweet fellowship and study in my adult class, ” But the drug pusher on the street said, ” Not even the threat of jail will keep me from working with your children.”

Some adults said, ” We have to be out of town too often on the weekends,” But the porno book dealer said, ” We’re willing to stay in town weekends too, to accommodate your children. ”

Other adults said, ” I’m unsuited, or unable to work with children or even young people, but the movie producer said, ” We’ll study, survey, and spend millions to produce whatever turns kids on. ”

Still others said, ” I could never give the time required to plan and go to quiz practices and tournaments, ” But the pusher, porno book dealer, and the movie producer said, ” We’ll stay open whatever the hours are necessary every day to win the minds of the kids. ”

So… The adults stayed in their classes and enjoyed the sweet fellowship and absorbed the good Bible Study and were available to do whatever was good to do in place of the Bible Quiz Program.

When quiz practice came up and the children came to practice and no one was there except the Quiz coordinator and the Pastor going from one room to another trying to assure them that someone would surly coach them, but no one ever came. And so the young people and young children soon quit coming because they had gone to listen to others who did care about the things they did and what went into their minds.

This is a modification of an article printed in Gospel Tidings last year. This is a sad but true fact. We need people who are willing to spend time with our young people and their is no other better way than studying Gods Word, and fellowshipping other young people who are involved in Bible Quizzing. Their is no other program that helps young people learn about self-discipline, hard work, satisfaction of studying God’s Word, feeling like you can do something for the kingdom of God. I could go on and on but Pastor you are the one who can be the one who gets it started. Give it a try, you’ll like it.

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