A preacher was in Atlanta, several years ago & noticed in the restaurants section of the Yellow Pages, an entry for a place called Church of God Grill. The peculiar name aroused his curiosity & he dialed the number.
A man answered with a cheery, “Hello! Church of God Grill!”
The preacher asked how that restaurant had been given such an unusual name & the man said:
“Well, we had a little mission down here & we started selling chicken dinners after church on Sunday to help pay the bills. Well, people liked the chicken & we did such a good business, that eventually we cut back on the church service.
After a while we just closed down the church altogether & kept on serving chicken dinners. We kept the name we started with & that’s Church of God Grill.”
- Charles Paul Conn (ministry127.com)
Jesus said: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money." (Mat 6:24 NET)
"There is nothing quite as potent as a focused life - one lived on purpose." - Rick Warren.