Luke 24:6-7 (NKJV) 6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, 7 saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ ”
Can you imagine what it must have been like for Mary and Martha along with certain other women to hear those words from the Angel at the tomb of Jesus? The range of emotions went from the lowest of the low to the highest of the high as the news of the resurrection of Christ began to register first in their minds, then it moved to their hearts and finally made its way to their feet as they soon would be running to tell the Disciples!
The Good News of the Gospel is much the same way in that we receive it in the head and the heart, then we do our best to share the Gospel with people around us who need to hear about the Lord.
Did you know that a majority of people would attend church if someone simply invited them?
Thom Rainer, a Christian blogger and researcher recently polled over 300 non-churched people, and found that ninety-six percent of them are at least are at least somewhat likely to attend church if invited!
What an opportunity that is! Especially during these days of Easter when people are seeing things about it already! It could be your phone call or facebook private message, or perhaps and email or note that not only encourages someone to attend church, but also accept Christ as Lord and Savior!
The one thing that separates us from all the religions of the world is the resurrection of Christ. We have the GOOD NEWS!
Be sure to take some time to make a list of people you will invite to attend church with you on Easter Sunday. You may even want to offer to pick them up if they need a ride!
Blessings in Christ!
Pastor John Doe