Congratulations! You’ve been selected to serve on a committee of one to invite someone to Easter service here April 1 … no April’s fool’s either. We all have family or friends – co-workers or neighbors who are either unchurched or unsaved. Beautiful invitation cards have been printed for you to hand to your guest. They are in the bulletin – extras are on the kiosk. Invite folks to breakfast and for our service. The fact is you and I could eat Easter breakfast at home. The reason we are going through the motions of having a breakfast here in the auditorium is totally evangelistic.
For Holt Baptist to grow numerically it will take everyone’s part to participate. This isn’t my job or the elders’ job – or the job of ministry coordinators. All of us need to be more evangelistic. All of us can invite someone to church. I’ve found folks are far more willing to come than tragically we are at inviting them. Pray about who you should invite.
Can you imagine if we only had 50% of those invited come on Easter?! Wow! Such could make a dramatic change for our friends and their eternity. I’m breaking from our series in Luke to preach an evangelistic message on the resurrection. Our ensemble is working on two specials. It will be a great day as we celebrate the resurrection. He is risen! He is risen indeed.