"Do You Want Fries With That Sermon?"

The above article title was also the headline of an article from an online newspaper I recently read. A church in Houston is opening a full-service McDonald’s restaurant inside the building complete with a drive-through window. It’s expected to open in July along with the church’s NBA regulation-size basketball court, a volleyball court, full locker room with showers, computer center, gift shop, weight room, and several other features.

In the same section of the paper, was another article that spoke of a church in Atlanta that has instituted “casual” Sundays, encouraging people to come in whatever attire they feel comfortable with. Those folks responsible for such “innovations” say they want to make people feel comfortable and relaxed, to do whatever it takes to encourage people to come to their services.

Please don’t get me wrong. I certainly want to encourage people to worship God, learn of His will, obey the gospel, and live the Christian life. We need to meet people wherever they are in life with the gospel of Christ. But, that gospel “calls” them to a different life.

See here.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets