I just wanted to post this video out there to get you to start thinking about how you want to invite people to church. Be strategic and be genuine is my two cents. This video is amusing and it just really gets you thinking about how we go about our Jesus thing.
We need to demonstrate love before we give the Word to anyone.
Jesus shows us like the woman at the well that He was more concerned about her well being than about talking about Himself to her. Showing her that He cared about her, drew her to evangelize about Him simply because Jesus demonstrated His love for her through action without prejudice or arrogance. We have to be careful about not appearing lofty or arrogant about what we know about Jesus and show people that we care. Jesus tells us “love one another as I have loved you”. So why is it that we aren’t demonstrating this one instruction? Are we too proud to follow His words? Are we too Self-absorbed to even care? Does it even matter? We really need to dig deep and consider that being a “Christian” doesn’t mean thrusting your ideas at someone…it’s about understanding who you are and what you believe and demonstrating that Love is personified through the actions of Jesus, so in believing in Him, we ought to do the same. But are we???? food for thought.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
So the next time you go about your evangelism thing, remember this one important fact:
People don’t care about what you know, they want to know about how much you care.
Jesus showed us this example countless times through the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Think about the effect it has of showing how you care about someone, you draw them to Christ when you show them how much you care. The question is, when was the last time you reached out to care about someone else apart from yourself? Being self-absorbed draws people away from what you are about so rethink your attitude and start the change within in order for you to have impact throughout.
Read the story about the Samarian woman at the well in John 4 and think about it during this Easter/Passover season.
Enjoy this clip and God bless you everybody! Love y’all! ;)