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Be the pastor of your pew

12 Apr

“’Pastor, there is a man sitting in my pew,” she said. “Would you please tell him to move so I can sit down?’”

“’You know,’ Jerry said to her, ‘if I were a betting man, I would bet that this man sitting in your pew is a visitor and doesn’t know…Perhaps you could let him have your pew this Sunday and sit behind him and pray for him during the service. Perhaps you could engage him in a friendly conversation after the service…Perhaps you could even ask him what brought him

“What if each Sunday every Christian chose to be pastor of his or her pew? Every week people come to church looking for something to mend the brokenness they feel inside. Often they leave and no one has spoken a word to them the entire morning. Why?”

Jerry Root & Stan Guthrie, The Sacrament of Evangelism

Good reminder, especially considering the many guests that will be present this week for Good Friday and Easter services.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2017 in Church, Evangelism, Quotes

 

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