It’s Good Friday and you know what that means!?!?!?!?!
Two days until Easter Sunday!
[Okay all you theological snobs. . . I know Good Friday means A LOT more than that but for the purposes of this brief series – bear with me!]
Who are you bringin’ with you Sunday morning?
But maybe you are just a bit. . . what’s a good way to describe it. . . scared out of your pajamas to ask someone to church??????
Believe it or not, I get it. It ain’t the easiest thing to do. Even for us ‘preacher-types.’ It’s much easier to talk about the weather or NCAA basketball or occupation or your weight or Duck Dynasty or bird poop on your car or how much you owe on your taxes to a total stranger than talk about religious stuff. I get it. Religious talk can be sticky and religious opinions are alot like . . . um . . . belly buttons – everybody’s got one.
Being afraid, though real, has GOT to be dealt with and nipped in the bud. Let me give you 3 reasons we don’t have to be afraid to invite someone to church:
1. God says so.
The most frequent command in the Bible? Yeah, “Do not be afraid.” Over 300 times God says it to His people. (Ed Welch talks a bit more about it here.)
2. It cannot fail.
Seriously, in our culture and context, what do you have to lose if you invite anyone in El Dorado to our church for Easter Sunday? No, seriously. Think about it. N-O-T-H-I-N-G. I cannot think of a single thing. Can you?
3. You get Super Power.
So, go ahead and get out of those pajamas you scaredy cat! Put on some big boy clothes and get to it!
Who You Bringin’?