Revelation 3:20; Nahum 1:7; Proverbs 24:16; John 3:16; Proverbs 3:5; John 14:6; 1 Corinthians 13:13
In one of our favorite fast-food restaurants, a Los Angeles cultural icon, there is a unique surprise under the drink cups and hidden in the bottom edges of the hamburger wrappers and french-fry trays–a Bible verse. This can be a low key, wondrous opportunity to spread the Gospel while enjoying a fun meal. Imagine bringing a non-Christian friend to have a meal; what a great discussion starter! Now you have a place to bring a youth group when you have new students while not worrying about it being to overt to offend. All you do is pick up your cup and say, I wonder why this is here and what does it say and mean? Look it up, and say it.
You see, its founders—the Snyder family in 1948–were Christians and wanted to honor God with their business; what a great way to do that. Here are the main Bible passages:
Where are the In-N-Out Bible Verses?
- Hamburger and Cheeseburger Wrappers: Revelation 3:20
- Double-Double Hamburger Wrapper: Nahum 1:7
- French-Fry Tray: Proverbs 24:16
- Beverage Cups: John 3:16
- Milkshake Cups: Proverbs 3:5
- Water Cups: John 14:6
- Merchandising, License Plate and Keychain: 1 Corinthians 13:13
The “In-N-Out” Bible Study
Here are several ways to turn your fast food dining experience into a fine dining adventure into God’s Word.
For each of these passages, all you need to do is read it and ask these eight Inductive Bible Study Questions that apply:
- What does this passage say?
- What does this passage mean?
- What is God telling us?
- How can we be challenged so we can learn and grow?
- What is in our way with listening to God?
- How does this passage apply to us?
- What will I do about this?
- What does God want me to share with someone?
All these passages point us to Christ, that our God has steadfast love for us and is here, even when people make difficulties and barriers against us. When we feel distressed and confused, when we wonder if this is worth it–if this is all there is in life, God is here—always. And, this is what He is saying:
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