Summary: invite people to church
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Invite those you know
*The 21st of this month is Back to Church Sunday which is designed to be a opportunity for us to have a special service dedicated to people who do not normally attend church,
*a time when those who have left the church can be encouraged to return and give it another try.
*This morning I want to address a question that many believers have
“How do we get people to come to church?”
*First thing I want you to know is that one of the most important things you can do to get people to come to church is invite them
*I saw a church sign once that said Where the pastor’s name would normally be listed, these words it said “Minister: Every Member.”
*It is important for us to understand that Jesus has assigned each and everyone of us the task of carrying out the Great Commission
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
*When we come to understand that is our duty then we will begin to ask the question “What can I do?”
*Maybe some of you are asking that question right now.
*Maybe you feel the responsibility to help people come to know Christ, and know the wonderful fellowship that exists among the believers in the local church.
*However maybe when you ask, “What can I do?” thoughts enter your mind of well I'm just not qualified for any type of ministry work.
*I want to encourage you all that what I am challenging you all to do is not as difficult as we make it out to be.
*All it takes is for us to think of someone we know, and then to invite that person to church.
*It has been said that the number one reason people don’t go to church is because no one has invited them.
*It is very important that we invite people to church, and it’s a simple task.
*Which now leads to the question of who do we invite?
*Well We all know more people than we think we do!
*So my answer to the question of who should we invite is to just start Inviting Who We Know.