We are just days away from Easter Sunday and this is a perfect time to invite your friends to church. Last Sunday, the Pastor told us that most unchurched people would come to church if someone just invited them.
Curious, I did a quick search on Google and found a poll showing that around 80% of the people who do not regularly attend a church said they would be very likely to come on Easter Sunday, if someone asked them.
Although I had been raised in the church, there was a season in my life that I didn’t go. In my late teens, I saw some hypocrisy in the church and when I moved out, I stopped going and put God on a back burner for quite a few years. At that time, I didn’t know the Scriptures and didn’t realize the hundreds of prophesies that Jesus fulfilled.
I even remember that a friend and I decided people were Christians because they just needed some kind of crutch. We couldn’t understand why anyone would want to go to church. Then… God started drawing me back. I even ‘felt’ an inaudible voice say ‘Welcome Home.’
Someone invited me to their church, and I couldn’t sing the worship songs for the first month. I was too choked up. They were the real deal. This was a much different church. It was not just a social gathering. Jesus is alive and He is God. People don’t have to go through life alone. What a great opportunity we have to just invite people this week since they will come, if asked. It could literally change their lives. Now I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to be a part of a good church.