Don’t Be Discouraged: 3 ways to invite people to church

Have you tried inviting someone to church, when a lump suddenly forms in your throat? Funny how our bodies react when we are doing something that seems so simple. Inviting friends, family and acquaintances to church can be downright scary. I’m writing to you today to tell you: don’t be discouraged.

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Why Inviting People to Church Matters

The back story is pretty basic. It was 2001, and for the most part, life was good for our family. Our boys were 7 and 8 at the time, and even though we didn’t really know what we were looking for, we were trying to find a church.

RYB: Romans 5:1-11

Think of the worst sin you’ve ever committed, the one that makes you feel most guilty. Maybe you ended a marriage or a baby’s chance to live. Quite possibly you committed adultery, looked at pornography, or couldn’t put down the bottle until you passed out. What about lying, stealing, or hurting someone you loved? Now imagine if Jesus approached you, took your sin, and with one swing of the bat, smashed your sin as far as the East is from the West. Does it seem too good to be true? It most certainly does, but the good news is that…

RYB: Matthew 16:21-28

This past weekend, Teaching Pastor Jason Strand shared the story, “After filming the last show of the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Romano stood before the studio audience and reviewed how his life had changed and who he had become. When he moved to New York nine years earlier, his big brother Richard had tucked a note in his luggage. And in that moment, Ray read it in tears: ‘What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?’ A tearful Romano told the audience, ‘Now I’m going to work on my soul.’”…

RYB: 1 Peter 1:21-25

This past weekend, Teaching Pastor Jason Strand taught, “Your life is like the grass; it’s here today and gone tomorrow. It grows up strong in the spring, holds on through the summer, and then withers and dies in the fall.” Death is uncomfortable and to dwell on it seems all too morbid. But the reality is, if we don’t realize how fleeting our lives really are, we may not find reason to intentionally live for what lasts. Jason said, “All you have to do is hop online and you can find someone in the world who died today even though…

RYB: 1 John 2:15-17

Have you ever caught yourself anticipating the next stage of your life? I can’t wait to get married. I’m going to work super hard for 10 more years so I can retire strong. Once I graduate, I can finally enjoy some free time. We oftentimes spend so much of our lives living for the years ahead—yet we fail to live for the millions of years we’ll spend in eternity. No wonder we go crazy! When we devote our days obsessing about, thinking about, and planning for the pleasures of this earth, we’re taking stock in something that will soon pass…