Any way, Gary shared how for quite some time he has had some neighbors that live across the street who because of their "wild" lifestyle he thought would never attend church, therefore he hesitated to invite them. He shared that he had a friendship with them but sadly, he had never invited them to give Antioch a try.
Well, three weeks ago a newer member at Antioch moved into the neighborhood. Within the first couple of weeks he had invited them to come to church with him and believe it or not, they showed up. They have now come two straight Sundays and in fact, they bring the whole clan when they come. Praise God!
Two things that struck me as Gary told his story:
- What humility it took to share his failure. What a valuable lesson we all learned because he was willing to be open.
- No one is too far gone to invite to church. In fact, the farther gone the more they need an invitation.
Kudos to Sugar Harden! Keep inviting your friends brother!