- Does anyone use any subscription services? (Answers will vary but may include music and video streaming subscriptions, monthly tea or coffee subscriptions, etc.)
There are subscription services for many things these days—even groceries. You can have Amazon automatically order and ship your most commonly purchased items.
Many subscriptions find new customers by offering a free trial of their product or service. HBO Max, a newer streaming service, offers a 7-day trial. After the trial, though, the customer starts paying $15 a month for that service. Most subscriptions hope that people will take advantage of the free trial and continue paying for their services.
- Have any of you or your families ever done a free trial of something? Did you continue paying for the service, or did you cancel after the trial? (Answers will vary.)
You’ve probably heard the saying that “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” And that’s good advice for life. Most people will enjoy a service and continue paying for it. Or, they may forget they’re even paying for it in the first place. Most “free” trials don’t end up being free. Nothing in life is truly free.
However, there’s one exception to that rule. God really does want to give us something for nothing, and it’s the most valuable gift in the world: His love. That may sound like a cliché. It may sound too good to be true. But the love of Jesus honestly comes with no strings attached. Let’s read about it in the Book of Ephesians.