“How many of you, at one point or another, have wondered what God’s will is for your life, or wondered what your purpose here is?”
Every hand goes up.
(After spending 20 minutes talking about a Bible study that will help answer that very question)
“How many of you can say that you are interested in participating in said Bible study?”
No one new joins the existing group.
A few minutes later…
“If I get called into work on Sunday nights, will you be disappointed in me if I miss the study?”
I hate questions like that, because it reveals a total lack of understanding for the purpose of our study. Seriously, why would anyone care what I think?