“It’s a sin to bore a kid with the Gospel” (From Back to the Basics of Young Life by John Miller).
This was one of the original principles or foundations the Young Life ministry was founded on. Jim Rayburn, Young Life’s founder, said:
“When you talk to kids about the sovereign of all that is, the One who made you and everyone else, the One who became one of us, the One who died for us, and the One who is alive for us today — DON’T YOU DARE BORE ANYONE WITH THAT. If you can’t do this, then you need to get better acquainted with the One you are talking about.”
What is your favorite story of Jesus? Can you answer this question? When did you last spend some quality time in the Gospels? Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John?
Jesus is the Gospel! If we are not in touch with his life, death, and resurrection we will be bored, and there is a good chance we will be boring!