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Rev. Mark Stauffer and Lynn

Please provide us your review - Amazon vs. Christ

One of my favorite places to purchases the things I need these days is Amazon.com. This well-known internet site has everything from clothing to books and everything in between. For those who live such busy lives and need something NOW, Amazon is the place to shop.

Many times while shopping at Amazon, I find myself being influenced by the reviews of a certain product. For example one person might say of a certain item, "it's the best thing since sliced bread," while another person might say, "it's a piece of junk." So depending on how many positive reviews a certain product receives, the easier a person might become influenced to purchase such a product.

Reviews are also important after you've purchased a product. I can't tell you how many times I get hounded by Amazon after I've bought something to rate the product I've bought, the quickness of delivery, the quality of their services, etc. I almost always ignore these emails because I don't want to devote the time to answer their questions.

I wonder whether the same is true of our attitude towards Jesus? Now naturally, Jesus is not for sale, but if we had to give a review of how he's influenced us over our lifetime, would we react the same as I do to Amazon, "I simply don't have the time." Maybe that's the problem? We've read the Bible. We've attended Sunday school. We've heard the sermons. Some of us have even been a part of a youth group, children's ministry, or gone to a church camp. So we've become sold on Jesus by everything we've heard. But, now that you have Jesus, what's your review? What's your story? What's your testimony? I wonder what the world might be like, or even the church today, if we took the time to share our thoughts? Just a thought. May your day be about telling someone about Jesus.

In Jesus name,
Pastor Mark


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