Do you know the feeling? The feeling when you attempt to convince people they have to try something you’ve experienced? An experience like you’ve never had before? And the more you try to explain, the more you realize some things are simply beyond explanation. What are we talking about? Well, you’ll just have to . . . come and see.
June 2 // Experience Required // John 1:35-39
You may have wondered, How did the church get started? Why do people all over the world gather together every week to worship God? From the earliest days of the church until today, people become followers of Jesus in the exact same way: through an invitation.
June 9 // Show and Tell // Matthew 5:13-16
Most of us wound up at church because someone invited us. That dynamic has been in place since the earliest days of the church. People are drawn into a relationship with Jesus when someone invites them to come and see. Over the past two thousand years, the church—the life changing, world altering movement kicked off by Jesus—has grown and grown because when we experience something great, we invite others to experience it too.
June 16 // The Cue to Who // John 4:21-30
When Jesus’ earliest followers invited people to come and see him, they weren’t trying to explain something. They were inviting others to experience someone. A living example is better than a lengthy explanation. If people don’t like what they see in us, they won’t come and see with us. But how do we know who, when, and why to offer an invitation?