The best way to love God and love people is by sharing the good news about Jesus.
Philippians 1:10: I want you to understand what really matters. This is Jamie’s theme verse for this series. He starts out this five-week series by focusing on the purpose of the church. Read Matthew 22:37-39. The reason Central exists is to motivate people to make Jesus their Savior and life-leader. Our mission? LOVE GOD AND LOVE PEOPLE.
We don’t force but invite everyone. When was the last time you invited someone to church? Read Matthew 28:18-20. Don’t you want to obey Jesus? Why is it uncomfortable sometimes to invite someone to church? Does it have to be? Read 2 Corinthians 5:11. How can we become more confident & surer to boldly go and tell others of Jesus?
The purpose of the church is to reach the lost. We love lost people. But Jamie also said, “The right motivation is important because it’s possible to do the right thing with the wrong motive. Our motive for church growth should be we love lost people.” Read Psalm 139:23-24. As Christians, we should care about people in danger of being destroyed by Satan. What do you do reach out to lost people? How can we show we care? Name three things. Then read 1 Corinthians 9:22 & John 14:6.
“If we really understand people are lost without Jesus, and we care about people, we have to reach out and share the good news about Jesus.” There is a method for reaching lost people. We look, we attract, and we celebrate reaching lost people. The Bible mentions these three things and it’s important, and it matters. We need to show, be and try our best to model Jesus. Read Luke 15:7. It is your duty to share the good news of Jesus. How have you shared your story with others? When someone asks you about your faith, what do you say? Explain.
Think of three people who don’t know Jesus you can invite to church. Take time now to text, call or message them and invite them to church. Then pray for God to open your eyes to one person who NEEDS His love today, and to give you the courage to share it. Close by reading John 3:16 – 18. Philippians 1:10: I want you to understand what really matters.