What’s in the Mix?

What’s in the Mix?

Years ago, when the Betty Crocker Company first began selling their cake mixes, they offered a product which only needed water. All you had to do was add water to the mix which came in the box, and you would get a perfect, delicious cake every time.

It bombed. No one bought it and the company couldn’t understand why, so they commissioned a study which brought back a surprising answer. It seemed that people weren’t buying the cake mix because it was too easy. They didn’t want to be totally excluded from the work of preparing a cake; they wanted to feel that they were contributing something to it. So, Betty Crocker changed the formula and required the customer to add an egg in addition to water. Immediately, the new cake mix was a huge success.

What do you add to the work of the church? We may take for granted that someone else does all the work and we get the benefit (in worship, in potlucks, in service, etc.) You have something to add for the glory of God and edification of the church! So add it (Rom. 12:6-15; Eph. 4:11-16)!

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