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Sharing Released Time with Santa Claus

During a Christmas family party in a borrowed youth room at my parent’s church, I ventured out on a hunt for trash bags. As I turned the corner toward the kitchen, I was surprised to run into someone dressed as Santa Claus!

After a brief introduction of his REAL identity (they were in the middle of an outreach ministry) and learning of his pastoral leadership role at the church, I asked if he had received my email about released time sent a few months back. He indicated some technology troubles, so we ended up chatting about how their church could possibly be a great host site for a Released Time Bible Education since there are schools close by.

In 2 Timothy 4:2 all believers are admonished to be ready to “preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching (ESV).”

It’s a great idea to always be ready to share the hope we have in Jesus Christ - whether that means carrying tracts, released time Bible flyers, or just the words of the Bible from your own mouth. God will use us as we are ready!

May God bring you opportunities to plant seeds even yet this year about Jesus and His great gift!


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