4/13 The Access Gap

Rise and Shine and then invite someone to Come and See. PT talks about the importance of inviting friends and family to our musical and to church.

REFLECTION VERSE: Sing to the LORD; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. Psalm 96:2-3

Good morning Cornerstone this is Pastor Terry and it's time to rise and shine. Hey we're heading in the weekend. You know, we've already started our Easter presentation. Last night, we did our first one, tonight we're gonna follow it up, and then Sunday, and then the following week, we’re gonna do it again.

I'm actually gonna be preaching at Riordan on Easter Sunday, but I do want to talk about Come and See, ‘cause Come and See by its very title has to do with everything we've been talking about. We're really honoring how Jesus closed the gap—how Jesus closed the gap between humanity, a lost world, and God. He becomes the cross, the bridge, the access point, right?

In the same way, we want to ask the Lord to help us in our words and deeds to honor him. Yes, we're gonna do that. We're gonna do this artistically, present his story his death and his resurrection and we do it in a creative way. But it really is designed to reach out. Maybe the Lord has someone He wants us to reach out to? He wants us to speak good words. To bring people to hear His words. To not only simply be a people who say we love Jesus and love the lost, but actually actively, tangibly trying to reach out to them. And the church is really creating a platform for that to happen. Let us pray, in fact even pray now, together. Lord I ask that you would put somebody on our heart that we're supposed to invite, whether it's to the Easter presentation or whether it's to a service.

Help us to take seriously the opportunity. Let our words and our deeds represent your heart and reach out to the lost. Give us a passion for that. On this day in Jesus name. Amen.