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Getting past the fear of 
inviting people...
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
Matthew 22;1-14
“So go to the street corners and
invite everyone you see. Tell them
to come to my feast.”
Matthew 22:9 (ERV)
We must get past our fear of
inviting others if we truly want
others to have what we have.
They need to hear the Gospel!
But before people can pray to the Lord for help,
they must believe in him. And before they can
believe in the Lord, they m...
One simple question
“Would you like to come to church with me sometime?”
8 tips for getting past the fear of inviting
Someone
1. PRAY YOU’D HAVE GOD’S HEART FOR THE
LOST
If your heart has become so hardened that you no longer
care that your neighbo...
2. PRAY FOR COURAGE
Pray to get over your fear, pray for courage, and pray for
boldness.
3. PRAY FOR SPECIFIC PEOPLE
Pray for five specific people that you will invite to hear the
gospel message.
4. REMEMBER YOUR OWN CALLING
Remember how you were invited, and why you
responded when you heard the Gospel message.
5. REMEMBER THE GOSPEL
Remember, the goal of inviting non-Christians to worship
on Sunday is incredibly simple: through th...
6. TRUST IN THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL TO
SAVE
If your non-Christian friend seems to have little interest in
Christ that is n...
7. KNOW THAT SHARING THE HOPE OF
ETERNITY IS LOVING
Loving someone means caring about their eternal future,
not just the b...
8. KNOW THAT IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU
Nothing about God saving your non-Christian friend
depends on you.
Salvation is of the Lor...
Whom do you need to invite?
“Since we have such a hope, we are very
bold”
2 Corinthians 3:12 (ESV)
Adapted from and article by: Matt Rogers.
Mars Hill church
August 29, 2013
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Getting past the fear of inviting people

  1. 1. Getting past the fear of  inviting people...
  2. 2. The Parable of the Wedding Feast Matthew 22;1-14
  3. 3. “So go to the street corners and invite everyone you see. Tell them to come to my feast.” Matthew 22:9 (ERV)
  4. 4. We must get past our fear of inviting others if we truly want others to have what we have. They need to hear the Gospel!
  5. 5. But before people can pray to the Lord for help, they must believe in him. And before they can believe in the Lord, they must hear about him. And for anyone to hear about the Lord, someone must tell them. And before anyone can go and tell them, they must be sent. As the Scriptures say, “How wonderful it is to see someone coming to tell good news!” But not all the people accepted that good news. Isaiah said, “Lord, who believed what we told them?” So faith comes from hearing the Good News. And people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Christ. Romans 10:14-17 (ERV)
  6. 6. One simple question “Would you like to come to church with me sometime?”
  7. 7. 8 tips for getting past the fear of inviting Someone
  8. 8. 1. PRAY YOU’D HAVE GOD’S HEART FOR THE LOST If your heart has become so hardened that you no longer care that your neighbor is estranged from Christ, repent!
  9. 9. 2. PRAY FOR COURAGE Pray to get over your fear, pray for courage, and pray for boldness.
  10. 10. 3. PRAY FOR SPECIFIC PEOPLE Pray for five specific people that you will invite to hear the gospel message.
  11. 11. 4. REMEMBER YOUR OWN CALLING Remember how you were invited, and why you responded when you heard the Gospel message.
  12. 12. 5. REMEMBER THE GOSPEL Remember, the goal of inviting non-Christians to worship on Sunday is incredibly simple: through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, God will open blind eyes and a dead heart to believe.
  13. 13. 6. TRUST IN THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL TO SAVE If your non-Christian friend seems to have little interest in Christ that is not a sign they never will. Remember they are living in the same place you once were before you obeyed the Gospel.
  14. 14. 7. KNOW THAT SHARING THE HOPE OF ETERNITY IS LOVING Loving someone means caring about their eternal future, not just the brief moment of this life.
  15. 15. 8. KNOW THAT IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU Nothing about God saving your non-Christian friend depends on you. Salvation is of the Lord, not the result of your clever arguments. If you know that God does all the work of awakening a dead heart, it takes the pressure off your abilities to get the words or the timing just right. Our job is faithfulness to tell his gospel; the results are of the Lord.
  16. 16. Whom do you need to invite? “Since we have such a hope, we are very bold” 2 Corinthians 3:12 (ESV)
  17. 17. Adapted from and article by: Matt Rogers. Mars Hill church August 29, 2013

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