Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Saturday, August 14, 2010


What is the main reason person will attend a church for the first time? It is not location, doctrine, name, worship style or even denominational affiliation or lack thereof. The main reason a person attends a church for the first time is amazing: someone invited them.
Imagine the power of a simple invitation. The power to influence a person’s life for eternity, the power to bring about positive change as a person comes under the influence of the gospel, the power to be a blessing to your church family by introducing a new friend or the power to be a blessing to your friend by introducing him or her to your church family. All of this can happen because of a simple invitation.

Do not underestimate your influence in the lives of others. People are observing you as you faithfully live for Christ. They take note of your attitude. They scrutinize your response to challenges. They study your behavior. As you live out Christ in your delay life it creates a powerful opportunity to influence others for Christ and His church.

Recently one of the people who trusted Christ in one of our services commented to me that the reason they had attended was “they had observed something in the life of their friend (a church member) and wanted what they had.” They eagerly attended church when invited.

You may be thinking, “I invite people and no one ever comes.” Paul’s admonition to the church at Galatia was, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” There are people who will bless you for eternity if you will simply invite them to attend church with you this week. Amazing!

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you are the world.”
~ Unknown


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