Pressure for How to’s in invitation
Practicising Invitation has incredible challenges but it is a powerful way to live. Now we don’t talk about the things that get in the way, the things that cause these incredible challenges What I am asked to speak on, is the how to’s. The 12 steps the ten keys etc. Now most of us know how to invite and how to invite people to stay. But how to is not working. The problem is about what gets in the way.
For example how many of us struggle with never being good enough? Where your self-worth is measured by your net-worth. John Wesley I think understood this when he formed Methodist Accountability Discipleship Groups He designed the groups to “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.” He did this by getting the societies to consider what gets in the way by always answering the following 4 questions
1. What known sins have you committed since our last meeting?
2. What temptations have you met with?
3. How were you delivered?
4. What have you thought, said, or done, of which you doubt whether it be sin or not?
You see today we have no tolerance for discomfort and disappointment. These are our temptations leading to sin. Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church and start tackling the things that get in the way.