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.