It All Started with One Question – Would you like to go to church with me?
I came across an article the other day by someone whose life had been radically changed by Christ and it had all started by a simple question – Would you like to go to church with me?
My life was radically changed at a key point when I was drifting in my relationship with Jesus, a Christian but one in danger of sliding away. It was a simple question, the same question – would you like to go to church with me? - spoken by a friend of mine from school, from France, that had been going to church and was involved in a Bible study for people our age, and he asked me, his friend to go with him. That is how Jesus brought me back to him in a new and purposeful way. My life has never been the same – so much better than before.
What if there is someone out there who needs to hear that question from you?
The article I read was written by Cynthia Cline – someone I do not know, but she made some really good points. She had moved to a new city, was single, getting settled and wanted to find a faith community.
She wrote about her own fears of going to a new church. She had tried to go on her own but got too scared to go. What door do I enter? Are they going to make me stand and introduce myself? How do I know their beliefs align with theirs? And one we can add – Will I be accepted?
She didn’t want people to know that she “… rarely opened up the Bible” and that she “… had questions and wasn’t entirely sure God existed.”
It can be scary and intimidating to go to a church for the first time. What will I find there? What will it be like? Though they may have watched online, it’s not the same in person.
It all changed for her Easter 2014, when a friend asked her, “Would you like to go to church with me?” That led to a new life in Christ.
She had some great tips for how to invite someone.
This is what friends do. Walk through it together.
Easter is coming soon. There are people, friends all around us that do not yet know Jesus. Easter is a great reason to ask someone to join you. Ask them and let the Lord work.
Be a friend who invites a friend to know your friend, Jesus.
Easter is April 9. Services are at 9am & 11am.