1. Every time I went, they asked me for money.
2. The people with whom I had to sit didn’t seem very friendly.
3. The seats were too hard and not comfortable.
4. The coach never came to call on me.
5. The referee made a decision with which I could not agree.
6. Some games went into overtime, and I was late getting home.
7. I was sitting with some hypocrites—they only came to see what the others were wearing.
8. The band played some numbers that I had never heard before.
9. The games are scheduled when I want to do other things.
10. My parents took me to too many games when I was growing up.
11. Since I read a book on sports, I feel that I know more than the coaches do anyhow.
12. I don’t want to take my children, because I want them to choose for themselves what sport they like best. (Author Unknown)
If you have any experience with church, surely you will recognize that the author of this listing was not talking about sports. Sad to say, I have heard just about every one of these reasons for quitting.
When I think about these kinds of things, Jesus comes to mind. He did not quit. He went all the way, even to death on the cross. He paid the price for the sins of man. Is living for Him too much to ask?
Drop me a note (PO Box 1399) and I will send you the first lesson of an eight-lesson Bible correspondence course. Study the lesson, answer the questions and send it back. We will grade it and send it back to you along with lesson two. Note: all eight lessons are free.
— Les Ferguson, Sr.