church was never designed to be an exclusive club. In fact, God’s design
for the church is the exact opposite of a closed group. God wants
churches to be public witnesses of His work in the world. There are some
who feel that churches are only for dedicated followers of Christ.
Yet, the Bible, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, gives
God’s people the task of inviting others to see God at work.
Acts 2:46-47 (NIV)"Every
day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke
bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."
Psalm 66:5 (NIV) "Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!"
Inviting friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members to church
worship services or other activities is an easy way to let them see God
Letting people know that you will not pressure them to “convert”
will make them feel more comfortable about attending. Let them know they
will not have to do anything embarrassing or weird; they can just
observe what is going on. Making sure you talk with them afterwards
about their experience is important.
#8 Meet people around you#15 Pray for non-believers#25 Memorize and understand Matthew 28:18-20#39 Develop your Faith Story#47 Share your Faith Story#50 Learn “one verse” evangelism#65 Host “Matthew Parties”
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