Why you invite someone to church is even more important than how you invite someone.
People who are fully engaged in the life of the church invite others to experience what they've experienced. That sounds simple. But why you invite someone is even more important than how you invite someone.
John 4:7-9; John 4:16-18; John 4:28-29; John 4:39-42 —
Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.| 16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” 17 “I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” |
The Disciples Rejoin Jesus
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”
Many Samaritans Believe
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the womanʼs testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers. 42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”