Everyone Can: Invite
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- Intercede – with those who are Resistant.
- Invest – with those who are Reluctant.
- Intersect – with those who are Responsive.
- Invite – with those who are Ready to repent and trust in Christ as Savior.
- Love: God loves us (John 3:16a)
- Sin: We are sinners separated from God and His Love ( Romans 3:23, Isa 59:1-2)
- Works: Our good works can’t save us from our sin. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
- Christ: Christ died on the cross for our sin (Romans 5:8)
- Choice: We must individually make a choice to receive/trust in what Christ did on the cross as payment for our sin or not to trust in Christ (John 3:16-18)
- Repent: We joyfully invite Jesus Christ to sit on the throne of our lives. I remember my words of repentance, “Okay Lord, it’s yours!”
- Thanks: Thank you Jesus for becoming my Savior and giving me eternal life with You.
- Prayer: to Trust in Christ
- Your life before your John 3:16 encounter
- Your John 3:16 encounter
- Your life since your John 3:16 encounter.
Motivation to Invite from 1 Peter 3:8-17
8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; 11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’; sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. 1 Peter 3:8-17 (ESV)
Praying Colossians 4:2-6
2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:2-6 (ESV)