Two wonderful upcoming events should have us excited! Vacation Bible School is a prime opportunity for us to be evangelistic with our neighbors, friends, and co-workers. It showcases the many talented people we have in our education program for children and it is always pulled off in an impressive way. Our seminar/gospel meeting will be conducted by one of the most engaging, genuine preachers among us. Steve Higginbotham will do an outstanding job. There are several things we can do, but this Saturday’s door-knocking can accomplish so much to try and draw our nearest community neighbors to both these events. May I make a personal appeal to you to be at our building this Saturday at 1 P.M. To encourage you, consider three brief and true statements.
- It Is Easy. We are not setting up Bible studies. We are simply inviting (or leaving fliers at the door if they are not home). A quick, pleasant “hello” and statement of what we are inviting them to attend is all you need to know. If you have access to small children, they always serve as an excellent buffer. But, no matter your age or degree of cuteness, you will find this the easiest evangelizing you will ever do.
- It Is For You. Door-knocking is not just for the students, preachers, elders, or teens. Parents, deacons, men, women, middle-aged folks, young adults, professionals, unprofessionals, blue-collar, white-collar, tall, short, fat, skinny, and if there be any other category, your presence is vital to the success of this. So often, we assume others will do the work. Please do not make this assumption. If you are tempted to feel that way, know that others share that struggle. Encourage somebody else. Call or email them and tell them you are coming and ask them to come, too.
- It Is Important. You may be helping somebody take their first step toward heaven. You might find somebody who has been searching for truth. You may knock the door of somebody who has been struggling and looking for answers. God may use you this Saturday to save a soul! How wonderful to be able to face our dear Savior some day having taken opportunities like this Saturday to expose people to the Lord’s church.
I feel pretty confident that you will not regret participating in this Saturday’s mass inviting. It will require a little time, gas, and energy, but it is also one of those things that just leaves you feeling like you have helped the Lord a little in His mission of reaching the lost. My highest hope is that I will see you this Saturday at 1 P.M. as we try to take greater Bear Valley for Christ!