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  1. Brother Heath Robertson Announcements

  2. Brother Doug Boike Colossians 4:2-6

  3. #277Precious Words Brother Charles Chandler

  4. Brother Clyde Holloway Opening Prayer

  5. #112Teach Me Thy Way Brother Charles Chandler

  6. #407He Leadeth Me Brother Charles Chandler

  7. Brother Harold Comer Sermon

  8. Common Awareness and Approval in a Large Urban Area On Any One Point, Secular or Religious, Depends on the Amount of Expressed Approval (Noise) from Knowledgeable People!

  9. Common Awareness and Approval in a Large Urban Area On Any One Point, Secular or Religious, Depends on the Amount of Expressed Approval (Noise) from Knowledgeable People!How do you select one professional out of 50 possibilities?

  10. How do you choose a professional (doctor, lawyer, workman) (or a business, restaurant or school) out of 50 possibilities when you don’t know any of them well?

  11. You ask people who should know about which ones are the best ones!

  12. Many churches with entertainment, minimal expectations, gyms, social programs and contemporary music are not growing –

  13. Many churches with entertainment, minimal expectations, gyms, social programs and contemporary music are not growing –but their membership is not talking about their activities.

  14. Some churches with entertainment, minimal expectations, gyms, social programs and contemporary music are growing –

  15. Some churches with entertainment, minimal expectations, gyms, social programs and contemporary music are growing –but their membership is talking with excitement about their activities.

  16. The churches that are growing today are the congregations that are excited about their work and are trained and stirred to say many good things about that group!

  17. We’ll look at the many simple things that we can say –I want you to be able to say, “I could say that!”about some of these

  18. We are commanded to say“Come”.

  19. Rev 22:1717 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. NKJV

  20. Rev 22:17 3 Separate Participants17 And the Spiritand the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. NKJV

  21. Rev 22:17 Of the 3, here is our part – it is the only part we can control!17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say,"Come!"And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. NKJV

  22. Saying “Come” To ASunday Worship ServiceBible Classes Neighborhood Bible StudyTopical ClassLectureship/Special SpeakerGreat SingingPersonal Study

  23. I will call saying “Come”a “Gentle Touch”

  24. What do you do when a sales person pushes too hard?

  25. What do you do when a sales person pushes too hard?Spiritual invitations must be “gentle touches” not hard pushing lectures. II Tim. 2:24

  26. 2 Tim 2:24-25 24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel butbe gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, NKJV

  27. Col 4:5 A Key Commandment of God5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. NKJV

  28. To do a wiser invitation better,write out 2 or 3 tonight or tomorrowand, in time, write 5 or 10!

  29. Then start to practice the simpler invitations!

  30. Then start to practice the simpler invitations!Aim to get 100 practice “touches” under your belt!

  31. There are many levels of saying ”Come” in a better way!

  32. Level One The Starter LevelJust Give A Simple “Come!”

  33. Just Give A Simple “Come!”The Starter LevelOne of these days, why don’t you go to _________ with me?

  34. Just Give A Simple “Come!”A Great Student’s TouchHey, come and go to _________with me __________!

  35. Just Give A Simple “Come!”One of these days, you should come and visit us at _______________.?

  36. Just Give A Simple “Come!”“I could say that!”One of these days, why don’t you bring your Bible and come and visit us at _______________.?

  37. Second LevelStart to add helpful elementsAdd a small element of curiosity

  38. Add an element of curiosityStart with “come and see”or “come check it out”

  39. If it is wise for Jesus to say“Come and see!”it is a powerful expression that any Christian could learn and say.

  40. John 1:35-3835 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said," Behold the Lamb of God!" 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?"They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?" NKJV

  41. John 1:3939 He said to them, "Come and see."They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour). NKJV

  42. Philip said “Come and see”to Nathanael when he objected to Philip’s initial touch in John 1:46.

  43. It does not have to be smooth or brilliant!

  44. Anyone Can Say______, why don’t you come and check out this _______________/“great little church on 157.”

  45. At any negative comment, sayWhy don’t you come and see for yourself?

  46. You can add phrases such asWhy don’t you…bring your Bible and…come and see for yourself?

  47. You can add phrases such asWhy don’t you …come for about 4 weeks… and see for yourself?

  48. Third LevelLearn to…Add some warmth and love!

  49. Third LevelOr Learn to…Build a “Warm Bridge”