In just a few days we will celebrate Easter together at Existence Church and I can’t wait! On Friday, we will have a Good Friday Experience that will help us reflect and rejoice in the death of Jesus. On Saturday, we will have an Easter Egg Hunt that will allow us to serve and love the greater community. Then, on Sunday, we will gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus together!!! As you can see, there will be plenty of opportunities to bring someone to church!
This year, you can make a difference in someone’s life by walking across the room, sending an e-mail, making a phone call, handing out a flyer, or posting on social media an invite to Easter at Existence! I know it’s not always easy to make an invite for a variety of reasons, but I want to encourage you to push past your fear and take a bold step of faith. Eternity matters too much and life with Jesus is too good to not share His message.
As you go to make an invite, here are a TWO THINGS to remember that have been encouraging and helpful to me:
#1- DON’T SAY “NO” FOR PEOPLE
Sometimes we say “no” for others before they even have an opportunity to say “yes.” I know I have done this so many times in the past. Here is the truth that we have to keep in front of us, “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD!” Our job is to share Jesus. We are not responsible for the results or the response.
You never know what can happen if you simply take a step of faith and extend an invite to your family, your coworkers, your friends, your barista, your doctor, your dentist, your mechanic, your financial advisor, your server, your classmates, or your neighbors.
So let’s not say, “no” or give up on people! Remember, someone was willing to share Jesus with you, so let’s be willing to share Jesus with others. (See Colossians 1, John 10:10, John 3, Romans 10) (Take time to listen to this message on inclusive living.)
#2- GOD IS ALREADY AT WORK
Sometimes we forget that God is already at work! He loves people more than we do. He pursues people greater than we do.
Before we ever make an invite, the Spirit of God has already been at work drawing people toward a relationship with Jesus. (John 6:44)
For me, this is so encouraging!!! God is at work and we get to join in Him in His greater story. We partner with a God who pursues, loves, saves, redeems and heals! We don’t have to create the work of God, we just have to see where God is already working.
So, let’s keep our eyes open and our hearts open as we approach Easter.
As a leadership team, we are working hard to provide the best environment where people can come and hear the message of Jesus. It is my prayer that all of us would see and seize this opportunity to be a difference maker in someone’s life. I am praying that we will fill seats and God will fill hearts this Easter.
Excited and Expectant,