Earlier this week while driving home from the grocery store, a local church sign caught my attention. It simply said this,
"Come to church. We have cookies."
Is this really what it takes to get people in the door?
Can you just imagine Jesus walking up to Peter and Andrew with a box of Krispie Kremes, and saying "follow me. I have donuts."
Sounds ridiculous doesn't it?
Maybe that was the point. Maybe it's said tongue in cheek. Then again I'm not so sure as this same church also advertised "our worship band will rock your face off. We'll help you to your car."
You laugh. But I'm not kidding.
I admit I thought a lot about this over the next few days, because of all the things that God's family has to offer, why would cookies be enough to get someone through the doors?
So what DO we have?
If we're in Christ we have redemption.
If we're in Christ we have no condemnation.
If we're in Christ we're set free from sin.
We have Peace.
We have Joy.
We have Love.
We have Goodness and Mercy.
"do you not know, that all of us that were baptized INTO Christ, were baptized into his death? We were buried with him by baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead, we too may walk in newness of life." Romans 6
We have a new life.
We have Eternal Life!
So come to church. We have SO Much MORE than cookies.