OceanSide church of Christ

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Victor M. Eskew


     There are 168 hours in every week.  Most congregations schedule four hours of Bible classes and worship each week.  We’ve done the math as to how much time one is actually giving if he attends 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, or 4 hours each week.  This figure is the one on the left.  The second figure includes 6 additional hours.  These hours are needed for dressing and driving to and from the building.




                        4 HOURS                                   3 HOURS



        2.3%              5.9%                     1.7%              5.3%





               2 HOURS                                   1 HOUR



        1.2%              4.7%                     0.6%              4.1%




     Some brethren say that they do not have enough time to attend every Bible class and worship service.  Are you sure?  Are you willing to tell God that you do not have 6% of your time that you can give Him?  If you do not, you need to reorganize your calendar.  Paul exhorts us, saying:  “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16).