Knowing Your Purpose

Skyline ChiliIn an effort to reduce obesity, new regulations will soon go into effect that will mandate calorie counts on menus in restaurants. Some restaurants have already begun to offer more healthy choices.

However, there is a danger that some eateries will lose sight of what made them successful. Mark Keilholz, franchise owner of Skyline Chili, says that won’t happen to his company. He says, “We’re known for our chili—not for our salads. We’re successful in the niche that we fill. If you try to be everything to everybody, you sacrifice your product.”

In the church, we have to keep in mind that the product we offer is salvation through Jesus Christ. There is nothing wrong with offering programs that alleviate suffering and provide needed services. However, we have to remember that our primary purpose is to glorify God by making disciples.

What is your church best known for?

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”—Mathew 28:19-20.


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2 Responses to Knowing Your Purpose

  1. Wally Fry says:

    That was an awesome illustration! Thanks for the reminder of our real mission in terms we can all understand.

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