The Downhearted Minister
Next Sunday we start our season of invitation with 'Back to Church Sunday'. Today there were invites available for this, and also the Harvest festival services. We do hope you will take one and invite a friend along to one or both of the services.
If we read John chapter 1, we find Jesus inviting Philip to ‘come’ and be his disciple. Philip went and followed Jesus. He also made an invite to Nathanael to ‘come and see’ the Messiah, Jesus. We have a wonderful gift from God in Jesus who died on a cross to as to save us, and give us eternal life. Let's not keep it to ourselves, but invite others to ‘come and see’.
So often we do make up excuses not to invite people. Often because we think they may say "no". It is our job to ask, and the Holy Spirit’s will do the rest. You will be surprised what God can do. So pray for the person you are going to ask, then leave it to him.
“Philip went off to look for Nathanael....and said Just come and see for yourself” John 1:45-46