Easter Sunday At Rivers Crossing


Easter Sunday is this week.  Im believing God for huge things this weekend not only at Rivers Crossing, but at Churches all over this city and all over the world.  

Here is my prayer for this week.  That at least 1000 people would enter the doors of Rivers Crossing and that we would see a record amount of salvations as our Pastor presents the Gospel.  I would love to see at least 100 salvations and I believe that could happen.   Im praying and longing to see this happen.  

I'd like to share a post by my good friend and an incredible pastor, Jay Hardwick (Go check out his blog).  I've had the honor to be on staff with this guy and he's the real deal.  He posted yesterday on practical ways you can invite your friends to Easter services.  

Here is Jay's post:
If studies are correct, then over 80% of your friends who are not Christians or do not attend church are at least open to and likely to respond favorably to your invitation to church for Easter Sunday. In anticipation of what God is going to do and to create more room to invite more people, We will have two identical Easter services at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. It’s going to be a huge day!
A lot of you grabbed a stack of invite cards on Sunday and by the time you got home, the fear had already begun to set-in. What if they say no, what is they punch me in the face, what if they cuss me out, what if inviting them hurts our friendship…all these thoughts may have run through your head.
Let me encourage you to push out of your comfort zones and fight through the doubts to invite your friends to hear the gospel and worship Jesus on Sunday.
If you had free tickets for choice seats to see your favorite sports team, you would have no problem inviting people to join you. This is really no different…but it is because what Jesus has done for us is WAY more important than anything teenagers or grown men/women have ever done with a ball or a puck!
Here are some practical ways you can invite friends to Easter:
  1. Pray for people by name  each day. Trust that God is already at work in their lives. Ask Him to soften their heart.
  2. Share a meal with your friend and invite them over the meal. Pick up the tab and invite them to church. Or, you could invite their family over for a meal in your home. Serve them well.
  3. If you go out for a meal, ask how you can pray for your server before you bless your food, tip them well, and hand them an invite card before you leave.
  4. Offer to eat lunch together after church on Sunday. Offer to pick them up or caravan with them on Sunday morning.
  5. Talk about Easter at Rivers Crossing on Facebook and Twitter. Aim for at least one status update per day that would include an invite to Easter at Rivers Crossing.
  6. Point people to our website. They can listen to previous sermons, get all the info they need for Kids, etc.
  7. Prayerwalk through your neighborhood and invite people who are out working in the yard, playing outside, out for a walk, etc.
  8. Put some invite cards on your desk, your coffee table, your car console, etc. where people will see them and ask you about them.
  9. Keep invite cards with you all the time and be ready to step up when the opportunity pops up!
  10. There are literally a zillion ways to invite people…these are just a few.
The point is this – God can use your invitation to radically transform a life. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to invite your friends to hear and respond to the gospel on Easter Sunday.

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