Flying from LAX to Denver on United recently, I was told for the 260th time, that they were now showing a safety demonstration video. I was also reminded that even frequent travelers should watch, as somethings are unique to this aircraft.
Then they put an advertisement for United on, before the safety video. They were using my good behavior to sell to me! Not cool in my opinion. And devalues the whole safety idea...
Churches do this too. We say that God loves you... and tell you that you should listen to God. But then, when we have your attention with all this good God stuff, we bring out how you should behave, telling you to join our brand of Christianity, because it's better than the other brand.
This is kinda breaking the 3rd commandment. Using God's name, and His love, to sell our ideas. It puts your agenda before that of the people God loves. If you are in ministry, try not to do this.