We have talked about catchy advertising and our Christian need to pay attention to something we could use to promote our Jesus. We talked about Toyota’s “Let’s Go Places.” I got an email from a friend that reminded me of Hellman’s Mayonnaise’s “Bring Out the Hellman’s and Bring Out the Best.” That’s a great one. If we bring out the Gospel we bring out the best. There is not another religion in the world that comes close to offering what Jesus offers. Christianity is the only faith that does not require some form of works. It is the only religion where salvation is a gift of grace. It’s the best. If you are a member of a church that claims to be Christian and yet requires some work to be saved they are a sham.
May I add that Christianity rightly lived brings out the best in us. We become a temple of the Holy Spirit. “I in Christ and Christ in me” makes all the difference in the kind of person we are. Little by little by growth we exchange the lusts of the flesh for the fruits of the Spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” Galatians 5. We become quality people and not because we are so wonderful but because of the wonderful Being residing in us.
I am thinking of another product with the slogan “Breakfast of Champions.” Now I wonder what product that could be. When we watch people who do things really well we get a bit envious. I’ve never met anyone who if having the chance would not choose to be a champion. Jesus makes us so.
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 30, 2015
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