The Power of Your Invitation
Witness - Come & See – Go & Tell
The Power of Your Invitation March 20th, 2022
Pastor Mike Rippy
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. 41 Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”[m]). 42 Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”[n]). 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” 44 Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown. 45 Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses[o] and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46 “Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” “Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied. 47 As they approached, Jesus said, “Now here is a genuine son of Israel—a man of complete integrity.” 48 “How do you know about me?” Nathanael asked. Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.” 49 Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God—the King of Israel!” John 1 40-49 (NLT)
The Power of Your Invitation
I Have to Believe that Jesus can change lives.
"[Jesus] broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News." 2 Timothy 1:10
"Then Jesus said, 'Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'" Matthew 11:28
I Have to Recognize that he wants to use me to do it.
(Jesus) “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
I Have to Identify People in my sphere of influence to invite
Live wisely among those who are not yet Christians, making the most of every opportunity.” Colossians 4:5
I Must Care Enough to Extend an Invitation to Church
"'Come and see for yourself,' Philip replied." – John 1:46
“But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about God's wonderful kindness and love.” Acts 20:24
I Will Experience God’s Blessing in My Own Life
"The master said, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'" Matthew 25:23
MY NEXT STEP TODAY IS TO:
Begin a Relationship with Jesus today.
Take Action on your PRAY – INVITE – BRING Card
Be Baptized Next Sunday March 27th