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A Simple invitation

Pastor Kevin Reed

Grace Evangelical Free Church

4714 13 Mile Rd, Rockford

 

 It’s not that difficult, but for some reason it’s terrifying. We know it’s important and a good thing, but every time we plan to do it, the fear talks us out of it. It could change that person’s life, but we don’t know if it will upset them. What am I talking about? I am talking about the simple action of inviting someone to church. 

We all know people who don’t go to church, yet the sad reality is that many Christians interact on a daily basis with non-church attenders and never invite them to come to a Sunday service with them. The list of reasons varies as to why we don’t invite others to church, but if I am being honest, none of the reasons are good. 

A simple invitation to join you in church could forever change the course of someone’s life. It could be the spark that heals their marriage or brings healing in a relationship that is strained. It could be the very nudge they need to come back to church or to give it a try for the first time. 

We often believe the lie of the enemy that if we ask someone to come to church they will be offended, but that is simply not true. I can’t tell you how many conversations I have with people who showed up at church and had their life changed simply because someone personally invited them. Sometimes they come that very week they are invited, and sometimes it takes a few months or years before they accept the invitation, but whether or not they come isn’t our responsibility. Our job is simply to take the risk, and ask the question. 

So, let me ask you a couple questions. Who in your life do you know that doesn’t go to church? When are you going to invite them?

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