Easter Sunday is coming up very soon, and we are going all out to leverage the momentum of Easter for the Gospel! You know, it turns out that a recent survey says that between 80% and 90% of non-church people will accept an invitation to church on Easter Sunday. That means the doors are WIDE OPEN for us to be inviting people for that big day! BUT, it turns out that most believers are afraid to actually take the step of inviting someone. So, with that in mind, here are 4 steps to getting past that fear and being used by God to change someone’s life.
Remember Who You Are
The whole reason you are here is because God has intentionally created and placed you for His own purpose. You are a child of the King, and an ambassador for Christ. In our study of Ephesians, we’ve learned that he has you here to use you “to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.” (Eph 3:10) You are in no way an accident or an afterthought. You are here on behalf of the King. Remember that you speak for Him here.
Pray for Specific People
I believe that God answers specific prayers specifically. The good news is that God has probably already put that specific person in your path for you. Be praying for that co-worker, neighbor, friend, or acquaintance by name as God prepares your heart to be used in their life.
Trust in the Holy Spirit
Your job isn’t to make anyone a Christian. The Holy Spirit does that work. My responsibility is to be obedient to be light and salt. We are to “Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19) We do what we can, and HE does the rest!
Use Your Built-In Credibility
We’re providing you with resources to make your invitation credible… We have your back. Use our church facebook page, my personal invite video, the invite cards we give you on the weekends, refer to the newspaper ads, and more. You aren’t alone in this.
Easter is going to be a BIG DAY… We just want to leverage that momentum for the sake of the Gospel. I am praying for God to use each of us this Easter to change lives all around us here in Gilmer County.