Posts Tagged ‘invitation’

Focus on God’s Goodness-Invitation

April 23rd, 2024 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Mark 1:17.

Jesus said to Simon and his brother Andrew as they were casting a net into the lake, “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.

Jesus was inviting these two men into a new way of life that involved following Him. For Simon and Andrew, following Jesus turned them from fishermen into evangelists. Their witness for Jesus would convince others to follow Jesus too.

Following Jesus may lead us to a career change, but then again, maybe not. What is important about accepting His invitation is that we are coming into a relationship with Jesus that gives us peace with God and a higher purpose.  So, when Jesus comes to us and says, “Follow me”, that is a good time to heed the call.

The invitation of Jesus reveals the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

October 18th, 2015 No comments
Crash This Place Matthew Reed Come and Drink 2011
Come Ye Thankful People Come Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
Welcome In This Place Hillsong God He Reigns 2005
Father Will You Come Unhindered Be 2010
God Is Coming Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Let Heaven Come Brian Campbell Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life 2012
Enter This Temple Leeland Opposite Way 2008
For Your Glory (Use Me) Tom Ewing and Jay Stocker Jesus Day – For Your Glory 2005
At the Foot of the Cross (Ashes to Beauty) Dave Chatel Worship Project P40.3 2004
At The Feet Of Jesus The Swift Singing Back To You 2006
Ready Now Desperation Band Who You Are 2006
Let It Rise Big Daddy Weave Every Time I Breathe 2006
Come, Now is the Time to Worship Phillips, Craig & Dean Let My Words Be Few 2001
Come To The Cross An Epic, No Less Echo Of Love 2012
You Invite Me In Meredith Andrews The Invitation 2008
Come As You Are Pocket Full Of Rocks More Than Noise 2010
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Aaron Gillespie Grace Through the Wandering 2015
Come and Drink Matthew Reed Come and Drink 2011
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery Matt Papa Look & Live 2013
Come to Me (Live) Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Open Me Shawn McDonald Simply Nothing 2004
Come To The Water Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Lead Me To The Cross Hillsong United All Of The Above 2006
Find Me At The Feet Of Jesus [Live] Christy Nockels Let It Be Jesus [Live] 2015
Come and Let Your Presence Merchant Band Onething Live 2007
Come On My Soul Rend Collective Experiment Campfire 2013
Open My Eyes Hillsong Worship A Beautiful Exchange 2010
Come Bless the Lord Cole Young Spring Hill Worship – Songs from the Bennett House 2005
Come Home Running Chris Tomlin Not To Us 2002
Unashamed Love Ten Shekel Shirt Open The Eyes Of My Heart 2001
Open The Eyes Of My Heart Paul Baloche The Writers Collection 2008
Come As You Are Crowder Neon Steeple 2014
Open Up the Gates Planetshakers Open Up the Gates 2004
Open Up The Heavens Meredith Andrews Open Up The Heavens 2014
Come Awaken Love (feat. Hunter G K Thompson) Bethel Music Tides 2013
Open Up The Heavens (Live) Hillsong More Than Life (Live) 2004
Come Everyone Brian and Jenn Johnson We Believe 2006
Come Let Us Worship Chris Tomlin Not To Us 2002
Open Up The Sky Deluge Deeper (Integrity Compilation) 2008
Come Alive Crowder Neon Steeple 2014
Open Up The Sky Lindell Cooley Open Up The Sky 2001
Open Up Your Eyes Jeremy Camp Music Inspired By The Chronicles Of Narnia 2005
Come Lord Jesus Dustin Kensrue The Water & The Blood 2013
Sanctuary Jaci Velasquez WOW Worship Red 2005
Breathe On Me Hillsong Shout to the Lord 2 1998
The Light Will Come Phil Wickham Cannons 2007
The Welcome Song Pocket Full Of Rocks Song to the King 2006
Song of Hope (Heaven Come Down) Robbie Seay Band Give Yourself Away 2007
Meet Me Aaron Gillespie Grace Through the Wandering 2015
Come Now Matthew Reed Come and Drink 2011
Come and See (Live) Matt Redman Your Grace Finds Me (Live) 2013
All Who Are Thirsty Kutless Strong Tower 2006
Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus) Chris Rice Run The Earth…Watch The Sky 2003

Invitational Evangelism

March 6th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In our Relationship-Building Principles, we are examining some of the ways Jesus’ followers can be effective witnesses for the Gospel.

One way is the Invitational approach.

In our enthusiasm of being a follower of Jesus, we are motivated to invite others to experience new life in Christ too.

In John chapter 4 of the Bible, there was a woman at the well, who had an encounter with Jesus. She was living in immorality, but Jesus did not condemn her. Instead, He invited her to taste the living water of His grace.

She, in turn, went back to her Samaritan village to say to her people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I did. Could this be the Christ?” The Bible says they came out of the town and made their way toward him. Many of them became followers of Jesus too.

Jesus extends this invitation: “Come, follow me.” Revelation 22:17 says, “Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”

Taking the invitational approach of sharing the Gospel is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk