First of all, I want to say thank you to the church at Oak Grove for embracing God’s mission of pointing people to Jesus. That you have embraced the vision and the mission was so clearly seen in the events of this weekend as we had 370 people here for the 2 services and so many of you were loving on and serving your friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers who were here! Thank you.
Second, you need to know that we are not done! There is much work left to do and so today I want to share with you 4 reasons to keep inviting after Easter. While we are thankful for the victories of this week, better days are still coming!
We will continue to pray, invest and invite because:
- Our goal isn’t just to see people attend a service. This weekend was great seeing so many people here. Many of you prayed, invested and invited and many came with you. This is exactly what Christ called us to do, however our goal isn’t just to fill seats here. We are working to see changed lives and to see people begin to follow Christ. Now, since our goal is to see changed lives, we realize that this won’t happen overnight and so we need to continue to invite.
- There are people who agreed to come but then couldn’t at the last minute. I personally had several friends who agreed to come, were excited about coming to the service and then at the last minute were unable to attend. Maybe that same thing happened to you. If so, now is the perfect time to continue to invite because God is opening doors.
- The hope of the gospel is worth telling people about. We are committed to partnering with you here at Oak Grove so that people can come here, hear about Christ and also feel very comfortable, but when you stop and think about it, what kind of things do you make sure and talk to people about over and over? The Royals and Chiefs? The new project at work? Your favorite restaurant? All of those things are wonderful but your friends, your family members, your neighbors, your co-workers hearing about Jesus is imperative.
- While we’ve already seen many come here and trust Christ…there are still many more – so don’t stop inviting now. Now is the best time to continue praying, investing and inviting because we truly believe that every weekend can be Easter weekend here!