In Romans 10:14, Paul gives us all a very challenging word when he says, “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”
The “they” he’s referring to are all of the spiritually lost people that are in our daily lives. Paul points out that the turning point in someone’s spiritual life begins when they first hear about the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. The question is, how will they discover Christ unless someone tells them about living in relationship with Him.
Many Christ-followers find this to be very intimidating in that they feel they don’t know what to do or say. If you are just a beginner, I have a simple solution for you to get started with.
It’s called “INVEST & INVITE”! This answers the what to do and what to say question.
Here’s what you do.
#1 Start INVESTING into relationships with lost people. This begins by starting to pray for people in your life. Then, look for ways that you can invest into a relationship with them. I’ve heard one person say, “Don’t start preaching at someone until you’ve invited them over one time.” Do all that you can to build into that relationship.
#2 Start INVITING. Start inviting that person to church services and events where you know that they will hear the message of Jesus Christ loud and clear. After one of these events, you will then have the opportunity to talk further with them about spiritual matters.
Church, we are called to do something. This is the least we can do. After all, how will they even know and be eternally changed if we don’t tell them.
PS. We’ve strategically prepared events like the upcoming Car Show on Aug. 11th for you to invite your friends too. Don’t miss this opportunity to INVEST & INVITE!