The American Bible Challenge - Week 1 : Day 1

If God came to you and asked you to do something, what excuse would you tell him?

• “I’ve never done that before.”

• “I’m too old (or too young).”

• “I’m going to face opposition.”

• “The forecast looks rainy.”

When God asks us to do something it’s never at a good time. Why? Because it’s

HIS time, not ours. He sees the big picture. We only see our picture. God knows the

forecasts for centuries to come. We only see the clouds today.

When God asked Noah to build an ark, he had plenty of excuses to say “no.”

• “I’ve never built an ark before.”

• “I’m 500 years old.”

• “The people around me are evil.”

• “How am I going to manage a floating zoo?”

Despite the excuses, “Noah did everything God commanded him” (verse 22). If Noah hadn’t, he’d be sunk…and so would we.

What’s your reason for saying “no” to God? Whatever it is, it won’t hold water for very



We would like to thank Troy Schimdt for providing this plan.