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05/30/2012

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One More Invitation


"Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame...Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full" (Lk.14:21 & 23).

You probably recognize today's verses as the end of the one of Jesus' parables. It is the parable of the Great Banquet in which people made one excuse after another as to why they could not attend the great feast. Invitations are as powerful today as they were in the days of Jesus and should never be under estimated. We have seen them work, so lets put them to the test. Lets invite people to the services of the church. If you are more comfortable in a home setting, invite someone over to study the Bible. We should never give up on extending invitations. The beauty of today's parable is that even if someone makes an excuse, there are others to ask. Sometimes we make out evangelism as something left in the hands of professionals, when it can have its start in a simple invitation. Andrew invited Peter and Philip found Nathaniel. The Samaritan woman told all of her neighbors and Matthew held a banquet for many people to meet Jesus. Cornelius invited his family and friends to hear Peter. Just look at how lives were transformed by a simple invitation. Maybe there are those who haven't found Jesus because they have simply not been invited. We can do that.....

Have a great day...Christians ought to make a difference.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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