Monday, January 21, 2008

Physics Ramblings On Cornerstone's Invitation

Bill over at Physics Ramblings has written on how Cornerstone (the church of which I am a member) applies the sermon to non-believers and how a plea with the unbeliever is made. I would urge you to read it and leave your comments there.

You can read "RSVP to whom?" here.

Some questions:
-What are your thoughts about invitation time?
-Do you think Charles Finney's message and style was a good thing for the church (he brought about the modern altar call)?
-How do you present the gospel to unbelievers (and believers) during your sermon time?
-Do you do communion weekly? If so, why? If not, why not?

4 comments:

Roland said...

-What are your thoughts about invitation time?
Sometimes its too showy. Sometimes its not
-Do you think Charles Finney's message and style was a good thing for the church (he brought about the modern altar call)?
I read how he did it and what he believed. I would have definitely gone and listened to him and supported him.
-How do you present the gospel to unbelievers (and believers) during your sermon time?
He who has ears to hear...
-Do you do communion weekly? If so, why? If not, why not?
The actual sit down in church act of communion. Monthly. The table with donuts and coffee and sharing fellowhsip with others. Weekly. The ability to visit others who love Christ and see them whenever I can. Daily.
Communion. Not just a time at church. A way of life.

j razz said...

To clarify, I was actually referring to the taking of the sacraments when I said communion.

j razz

Timm said...

We do communion once a month, but I wouldn't mind doing it every Sunday.

MartimusPrime said...

1. I agree with Roland that the invitation time is too showy. It can create a mood and manipulate people into making a decision that they only half-heartedly want to make. On the other hand, it can be a useful time for for believers and non-believers. Those of us in ministry need to be careful and approach the invitation time with sincerity, honesty, and much prayer.

2. You present the Gospel to both groups the same. What you do with the response is when the ball comes in your court.

3. We take communion every quarter in our church. Personally, I wish we'd do it more often.