Do you mind if I ask you a question?
First, let me explain. I just got off the telephone with a person who loves God, is serious about her discipleship, and wants to see non-Christians come to know Jesus. Her dilemma? Her church. She explained that she is very hesitant to invite non-Christians to visit her church. (This woman lives in another city in another state). On occasion, she has invited them to visit church, but it was an invitation to visit another congregation with her. She said, "At our church, we just don’t seem to think about the comfort of a non-Christian." One person who she talked with recently said, "I just get lost when the preacher starts referring to different Scriptures. I don’t know where to find these in the Bible."
Is this a familiar experience with you? Are you a part of a church where you would hesitate or not hesitate to invite a non-Christian to visit? Why? What would you like to see different?