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The Dr Pepper Cross

 

Whether to promote and sell a product or in a sincere effort to share the gospel story in a unique way.  I tip my hat and applaud the managers and owners of the Brookshire’s Brothers Grocers in Forney, Texas for allowing this display in their store.  As I see it, it’s a win-win situation. True, they may profit from it financially, but equally true, the church may profit spiritually when a few new faces show up Easter Sunday because of it. Scoffers and questioning Christians alike should consider the apostle Paul’s spin on such ideas when he wrote:

“It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.”

Philippians 1:15-18 NIV