Saturday, January 15, 2005


Grow Up [2 Thessalonians 3:10; other topics - Personal Growth, Sanctification]

A new television commercial caught my eye a few weeks ago. It’s for the Holiday Inn hotel/motel chain.

It seems a 37 year old boy doesn’t want to leave home; to go it on his own. The mom and dad, both senior citizens, challenge the boy to get out. He asks, “What about grandma?” (Grandma also lives at home.)

His white-haired mother says, “Your Grandma’s 93 years-old.”

He counters, “What about Larry?” Mom says, “Larry’s the dog, honey.”

But he insists a kid should be able to stay at home free, and eat free (please note that this is Holiday Inn’s advertising slogan). Whereupon dad enters the debate, “What do you think this is, a Holiday Inn?”

This would make a great sermon title - “What do you think this is, a Holiday Inn?” Far too many Christians have taken the attitude that they should be able to stay free and eat free. But the Bible says something different.

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