... We must beware of any expression of the Christian life which pushes the lordship of Jesus to the sidelines or reduces Him to a “charm” given to help us feel good. We must not be like the proverbial man who said, “I would like to buy $3.00 worth of God please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep. But just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don't want enough to make me love a black man or eat lunch with the homeless. I want ecstasy not transformation; I want the warmth of the womb, not a new birth. I want a pound of the eternal in a paper sack. I would like to buy $3.00 worth of God please.” On the contrary— we are not our own; we that have been bought—we owe Him (1 Corinthians 6.20). As Pastor Vince observed a few weeks ago: if salvation is an expression of God’s grace, ethics is an expression of our gratitude.