Ask a Friend to Church

March 10, 2021

What happens when you have a great experience with a new restaurant or read an awesome new book? I know, you just can't help, but share what you discovered with your friends. You really can't keep it to yourself. This is what naturally takes place in the lives of new believers in Jesus. Having discovered something great in Christ, they just cannot keep from sharing. 

As we mature in the faith, unfortunately, there is a tendency to lose that same level of excitement. But the Great Commission found in Matthew 28 does not come with an expiration date.

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. 

There are people in your life, in your neighborhood, at the office, or even in your family, who need to hear the life-saving message of Jesus Christ. Have you considered inviting them to join you when you come to church? 

You can invite them to join a Bible study, come to worship, or just begin to intentionally share your faith with them. Authentically, reaching people with the Gospel of Christ is more than a one-time action. Begin with prayer. Pray for God to show you who you might reach. Seek God's guidance and a good opportunity to connect your faith to your life with your friend. Then listen for ways in which an invitation can lead your friend closer to faith in Christ. 

Lutheran Hour Ministries has a number of great online courses to help you gain confidence in sharing your faith with those in your life. You might consider walking through one, or when we offer a course as a group together at OLSM joining in the conversation together. 

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