Invitation is usually thought of as a kind gesture.
It is an allowance to participate in something.
We often invite others to participate in recreational events, ceremonial occasions and yes, the Christian is quite familiar with inviting to church.
But we live in a day where it often seems hopeless.
For someone to come to church and hear the Word? It is almost as stressful as having teeth pulled.
However, maybe inviting will be easier when we stop inviting people to an event, a concert, or an ear tickling “moment with God” purposed to help someone feel better.
Invitations must starts with the most important truth: That all people have all ready been invited to encounter the living God.
He has made it possible.
Not only encounter, but become a member of His family by believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Word says that,
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:19-22).
So as you invite, don’t offer a new invitation. Rather extend an invitation that has been waiting thousands of years to accept.
Offered thousands of years ago, as a Savior with no breath, became a Savior with full breath, that was able to remove heavy stone from a hopeless gave.