Nervous About Inviting for Easter? 3 Things to Consider
Next week, we celebrate Easter! We have 3 services on Easter Sunday, at 9am, 10:30am, and noon. It’s a red-letter day for the entire world, and you can make a difference in someone’s life by simply inviting them to an Easter service!
Inviting can be intimidating, but here are three things to keep in mind:
- Everyone spends eternity somewhere. Every person you see in your daily life is someone who will spend eternity somewhere. The question is where, and that question should be important to all of us! Many of us have people in our lives for whom we’ve been praying for months, maybe years, for them to come to know Christ. Your invitation could be the moment that answers that prayer!
- Don’t say no for them. This is probably the most common reason we have for not inviting people. We make excuses for them, telling ourselves they won’t be interested, they’ll be offended, they’ll think differently of us, etc. But consider the statistics: two-thirds of people are willing to hear about church from a family member, and more than half are willing to hear it from a friend. On top of that, 82% say they are at least somewhat likely to go to church if someone invites them!
So don’t say “no” on behalf of someone God is nudging you to invite. Give God a chance to work! Which brings us to #3…
- All you can do is ask. The same power that brought Jesus back from the dead is living inside of us, and through Him, we can do anything He commands us to do! (Philippians 4:13)
If you have someone on your mind that you cannot stop thinking about whenever we talk about inviting someone to church, that is the voice of God speaking to your heart! (It definitely isn’t the other guy!) So let God work through you and send them an invite image, message them on Facebook, hand them one of our cards, or just talk to them!
At Real Life Church, we strive to provide an environment where people can come and meet Jesus so God can begin to work on their hearts. Easter is the day God’s plans for us came to fruition, the day of salvation. From his sorrowful message of peace upon his entry to Jerusalem, to his words of love and purpose on the cross, the final red-lettered words of Jesus tell us just how much Easter matters. Do you believe this one day can change your life for good?
Do you believe it enough to risk the temporary discomfort of inviting someone?
Do you believe it enough to share the promise of eternal life?
Easter is nine days away. Spend that time in prayer and ask God who He would love to see at an Easter service! We can’t wait to worship with them!
(adapted from this post)