The Case of the Delinquent Disciples
Harlow Doyle is prowling around Whit's End, looking for a case. Nothing seems to be cropping up, until Connie walks in and tells Whit that she's not going to teach her Tuesday night Bible study anymore. Her students have been disappearing over the past few weeks. Harlow gets interested. Missing persons cases were a specialty of his back in detective school. So he takes off to find Connie's students, with typically goofy results.
But Whit does a little detective work of his own. He discovers that there is a good reason why Connie's students haven't been showing up lately: Connie hasn't been preparing her lessons. Whit is able to show Connie that she may have the gift of teaching, but she still needs to study. Studying would show Connie to be a worker approved by God (2 Timothy 2:15). As Whit puts it, just because the Red Sea was miraculously parted doesn't mean we don't need to build bridges.
- This plot section is too short and should be expanded. »
- Why did Connie's students quit coming to her Bible study?
- Were they wrong to stop?
- Why or why not?
- Connie thought that having the gift of teaching meant she didn't have to study. Why is that untrue?
- Have you ever thought of quitting a Bible study or a church?
- Why should you keep going?
- Is there ever a good reason to stop attending a Bible study or church?
- If so, what would be a good reason?
Heard in episode
|Connie Kendall||Katie Leigh|
|Courtney Vincent||Sara Buskirk|
|Harlow Doyle||Will Ryan|
|John Whittaker||Hal Smith|
|Man on the street||Unknown|
- After this episode, the Adventures in Odyssey team decided that Harlow Doyle was better suited as a secondary character. Harlow has been used in small doses ever since.
- Assuming that Connie's Bible study in this episode is the same class she has been leading since #59: “A Worker Approved”, the group has been active for four years by this time.