Praise and Proclaim Ministries received the joy and privilege to train members from Living Hope Lutheran Church in Redmond, Washington over the weekend. They braved the rain and stepped out in their faith to share their faith by going door-to-door to proclaim the gospel.
Is there no greater joy than being a member of a congregation that is actively sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in their community? Like-minded, passionate, and committed – it becomes a privilege to be associated with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who have a heart-felt desire to fulfill the Great Commission.
The truth is that many Christians who have a zeal to reach the lost often feel isolated and alone in their own congregation. And this even includes pastors.
At Praise and Proclaim Ministries, it is our prayer and privilege to help provide Christians with an opportunity to be what they have always desired to be – proclaimers of the gospel! And when that happens – the Holy Spirit captures an infectious zeal that spreads throughout the congregation.
We call this building outreach momentum.
If there is a secret formula for Christians and churches to be actively engaged in sharing the gospel in their community – Jesus has provided one.
It is a three step outline that does not rely on what you do, but seeks to strengthen our trust in Christ.
The outline starts with our hearts and ends with a prayer. And in between, a vision is presented that can inspire a consuming zeal to go and reach the lost.
That is my delightful granddaughter!! She just turned one-year-old this past February and is a constant curious sharp-as-a-tack toddling ball of energy! The other day, while fixing a meal in the kitchen, my daughter took her eyes off my little granddaughter for just a minute only to find her happily playing with the toilet paper in the bathroom just around the corner! Since I’m grandma and don’t have to clean up the mess, I can laugh and rejoice in my cute little granddaughter!
When Jesus sent out his disciples to go door-to-door to proclaim the gospel, He needed the words needed to be simple, powerful, and easy to remember.
He told them to proclaim the following message, “The Kingdom of heaven is near.” (Matthew 10:7)
How can we apply this same message to today’s world?