Invest, Invite, Invest!
There have been so many discussions over the years concerning the best way to
evangelize or share the gospel. Some say, “We have to put on big events that grab
the attention or interest of non-believers.” Others say, “We have to get out there
and knock on every door in the community.” Whether it’s event-based evangelism
or cold-call evangelism, one thing rings clear; the good news about Jesus Christ
must be communicated to everyone who has ears to hear. I love what Matthew
28:19-20 says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe
all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the
Those two little words, “GO THEREFORE”, provide us with the insight we need
for everyday life. It literally means, “AS YOU GO” or “AS YOU ARE GOING.”
It’s the picture of a life that is on mission for God and completely surrendered to
His leadership. How long has it been since you asked the Lord to keep your eyes
and ears open for every opportunity to share the love of Christ and His good news?
Do you look for ways to serve, help, and/or be kind to others? Are you intentional
with your words to make sure each conversation turns toward dependence on God,
His love and His Word?
Statistics have proven that most people who come to church for the first time or the
first time in a long time, come on the arm of a trusted friend. You’ve made some
type of an impact in their life and they’re willing to discover… “The Why?” Have
you been investing in the lives of other people lately? Do you care whether or not
they know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior? Are you willing to invite them
to church or even pick them up if necessary? Will you sit with them, introduce
them to other believers, and continue to walk with them throughout their journey?
Just take a minute and think back to that person who invested in you, invited you to
church, and was there to answer any question you might have. Aren’t you glad
they cared enough about you to share Jesus? Let’s cry out to Jesus together and
ask for His help as we invest, invite, and invest some more. After all, it won’t be
too much longer before His return.