Have you ever considered following your sermon with a public invitation? Maybe you’ve never really thought about it or aren’t quite sure how to extend a powerful and emotional invitation. It can be a bit awkward if there isn’t much of a response from the congregation, but consider the following excerpt from an article in http://www.churchleaders.com: It is reported that Dwight L. Moody once preached, then sent his flock home without an invitation, telling them to think about these things and come back next Sunday. However, the Great Chicago Fire occurred that week, taking many lives and destroying hundreds of homes and scattering his congregation so completely they would never be reassembled. Mr. Moody reportedly regretted for the rest of his life not extending that invitation. Click on the link to read rest of the article, 10 Must-Have Tips for Giving a Public Invitation.