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TITLE: The Invitation
TEXT: Matthew 11:28-30
PROPOSITION: We respond to every sermon or Bible lesson.
KEY WORD: Reasons
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
- INTRODUCTION: At the close of every sermon
the invitation is extended.
- We "stand and sing" a song
urging people to come.
- Many do not understand the purpose of this
part of our worship.
- Here are six reasons that you might want
to respond in a public way.
- It is clear the Bible commands baptism for
- Wash away sins, added to church, saved.
- Of course this can be done any time
not just a church service.
- Galatians 6:1 "Restore such a
- This is for those who are out of active
- Stopped attending
- Quit working, serving the Lord
- Disfellowshipped because of some doctrinal
or moral sin
- Faithful members who move to a new
- Need to say to elders I am ready to
work with you.
- Acts 9:26 is an example of Paul doing
Forgiveness of a Public Sin
- Dont turn the front row into a
- Private matter handle it privately.
- Public matter deal with it
- Health, Marriage, Children, Personal
- New baby, new house, job, seek wisdom,
courage to choose right
- "I am hurting" REASON I
am not ready to tell.
Statement of Decision
- In response to a lesson stop
smoking, start teaching
- "I will try. Will you help me?"
- Church family is our first line of moral
- Personal decision Job promotion,
I say at the end of sermons, "Is there any
spiritual matter in which this church could be of help or service
to you? Will you come? Do you need to be baptized? Do you need to
be restored? Do you need prayer for forgiveness or encouragement?
Will you come?"
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