A Simple Invitation

Justin Morton

This week my family and I are back in Knoxville for a prior commitment. For the last 11 years, I have had the privilege of directing the last week of Teenage Christian Camp in Knoxville. I love church camp and always enjoy spending the week with amazing young people and staff members who want to learn and grow in their walks with God.

We certainly miss being with you all but look forward to spending the weekend with you at our Gospel Meeting! Make sure you’ve marked your calendars for this coming Friday, July 22nd – Sunday, July 24th as our brother Brad Harrub comes to speak with us. He will be covering a wide variety of topics over these three days. Please make plans to be here for these lessons, and be sure to invite some friends and neighbors to join you.

In the Gospel of John we see Andrew issue his own invitation. After spending some time with Jesus and realizing who He is, Andrew goes and finds his brother and tells him, “We have found the Messiah (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus” (John 1:41-42). Andrew had learned enough about Jesus that he wanted to share this discovery with his brother, so he went and brought him to Jesus. Here’s what’s interesting about this: the brother he brought to Jesus was a man by the name of Simon, better known as Peter.

Inviting someone to hear the Gospel of Jesus proclaimed may not seem like that big of a deal. However, you never know what a simple invitation will do. You just might invite someone whose life will be transformed and who will go on to do great things in service to God.