One Invite FROM YOU Can Change a Life!
In all 3 services last Sunday at Eagle Pointe Church, I asked people to raise their hands if they originally came to Eagle Pointe because someone invited them. I knew that there would be a lot of hands raised, but I wasn’t expecting THAT MANY people to raise their hands! It appeared to me that 2/3rds of all the people in all 3 services came because of a personal invite. 2/3rds!!!
The reality is that most people come to church & become followers of Jesus because of a personal invite. Our billboard, banners, roadsigns, t-shirts, etc reach some people, but for the most part they help increase name recognition making our personal invites much more effective.
Now, Jesus gave us His life mission statement – Luke 19:10 – “I came to seek & to save that which was lost“. He didn’t sit around waiting for people to come to Him – He aggressively went after them – & sought them out! He reached people who were disconnected from God – & radically changed their lives to the point they would Love God – Love Others – & Serve the World!
THAT’s what Jesus was all about – THAT’s what Jesus has COMMANDED each of us to do – & THAT’S what Jesus died on the stinkin’ cross for! It is time to get after it! It’s time for all of us to say “God, use me” & let God use us to reach a community where 90% of the people are disconnected from God & His church – & be the conduit – through which Jesus Christ changes their lives!
Question: Who is going to be at Eagle Pointe on Easter Sunday because of you? You need to care enough about the people that God has placed in your life & where they were going to spend eternity? Who is going to find Christ – get baptized someday —– because of you? Who’s going to be in a “My Changed Life” video someday – because of you? Who is going to be here on Easter Sunday because of you?
This coming Sunday is the greatest opportunity of the year for you to care enough to reach out to & invite people to church. DO NOT WASTE that divine – God-sized opportunity! Please join me in praying & fasting this week for God to show up and do what only He can do! I’m praying for standing room only – that the eternities of many, many people are going to be changed on Easter Sunday 2010! And I’m asking you to join me in praying and fasting! (More info on Fasting)
Make a list of people you can invite – and start praying for them every day. God wants to see them in church a lot more than you do – & God wants to use you to get them here to hear about Him! I’m asking you to join me in flat out doing “WHATEVER IT TAKES” to bring at least one person with you on the Easter Sunday!
Who are you praying for? Who are you working on? Who are you inviting? You do your part & then watch God show up & do His part!
BTW: Easter Sunday is just a God-sized excuse to do what we’re supposed to be doing every day & every week of our lives – think about it!