In Proverbs 18:21 it says “The tongue has the power of life and death.” With our words we can tear someone down and with our words we can give life. Nowhere is that more true than in the matter of personal invitation. There is power in invitation to offer life.
Recently we have begun making small business size invitation cards available to everyone. The purpose of the cards is two-fold. First, it is meant to be a reminder to all of us of the importance of personal invitation. There are lots of ways that we seek to share the good news of Jesus. But there is none more effective than personal invitation.
So when you receive one of those cards, I would encourage you to put it in your pocket or purse. Or perhaps place it on your desk. Put it in a place that you will see it regularly or feel it in your pocket when you reach for some change. Let it be a reminder to you of the power of invitation. One invitation to join us at the Rock could be the turning point in someone’s life. It could be the first step in a new journey of faith
The card is also meant to be a resource. Keep one handy at all times. You never know when God will open a door for invitation. After you have invited that person to join you this Sunday (or Thursday night Dinner Church or Celebrate Recovery) hand them the card so the will have a reminder of the name of the church, our locations and a website where they can find more information.
The tongue has the power of life. When we speak a word of invitation, we are offering life, new life, abundant life in Christ. Who will you invite this week?
Speaking of invitation, we have Easter Egg hunts coming up soon! These are a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors with children. We are still in need of candy. If you would like to help with this, please bring a bag or two this Sunday.