Nobody Wants Bible Study Tonight?

One evening I walked into the day room at the juvenile hall and discovered that none of the guys had requested Bible study that night. Not even one!

So I walked among the minors and asked them myself.  It was true.  Nobody wanted to attend Bible study.

I decided to leave, but first I raised my voice and asked,  “If you don’t want Bible study, then is there anyone who would like special prayer?”

Suddenly one hand went up, “Yes! I need prayer!”
Immediately three more hands went up.
Then five hands went up.

They followed me into the classroom and one said,  “This is the first time in my life that I have ever been to anything religious.”

I said, “Well you haven’t come to anything religious tonight either.  Jesus will be our focus, not religion.”

I prayed for each of them, as I said I would, but then they all wanted to stay and hear the good news about Jesus.

Forty-five minutes later all but one wanted to give his life to Jesus.

[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

 

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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11 Responses to Nobody Wants Bible Study Tonight?

  1. Liz says:

    Great blog! Awesome to see Christ at work in a willing vessel

  2. Liana says:

    What more can one say than all glory to God.

  3. Mark says:

    praise God that those guys are receiving Jesus – not religion! God bless your ministry Kathleen!

  4. Susan L says:

    It is amazing how you are open to God’s leading. How wonderful these teens recognized they needed prayer. Glory be to God!

  5. Kristi Ann says:

    Amen Sister in Christ Kathleen! GOD Bless you! ❤

    I Love you through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED 💜💕 EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love 💕 Kristi Ann

  6. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, that is so powerful. May God continue to bless you for your commitment to being available for Him. It’s good you didn’t just leave as you had first started to.

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