Tuesday, March 16, 2010

There is Hope For America!

Who is Your Neighbor?(Luke 10: 25-37)

"The Unchurched Next Door"
(by Thom Ranier)

--There are 160 million unchurched people in America.

--Most unchurched persons believe in the existence of both heaven and hell.

--Most unchurched would rather talk to a lay-person than a pastor about religious matters.

--Easter is still a key time to invite the unchurched to church.

--Over 17 million people will accept Christ if the gospel is presented to them; another 43 million are close.

--The bottom line: If you invite them many will come.

A Suggested Strategy for Action:

--Begin praying God would show you someone who is "unchurched" to invite to Easter Sunday activities.

--Pray for them daily, and for the Lord to open their hearts to Him.

--Plan a follow up strategy to minister and befriend this person/family.



I like your suggested strategy for action.
In my opinion one on one personal evangelism is almost always the way to go.

Sheila Deeth said...

Our church is delivering plants all round the neighborhood - just a gift, and a business card - for Easter.

Lloyd said...

Thank you Ron and Sheila for your visits and comments.

Ron, like you I have always been able to spread the Good News to someone on a face to face encounter. This is out of some Christians comfort zone, but when it comes to comfort, all I have to do is think of what Jesus did for me.

Sheila, so good to hear from you. Our church is doing the same thing. We are handing out "tickets" for a free Easter breakfast.

God bless to both of you. Lloyd