Two Different Ways to Look at the Great Commission
The rescue of a prisoner of war camp and the act of doing a favor provide examples of how Christians can look at the great commission.
Praise and Proclaim Ministries launches outreach initiative in Harrisburg, PA
A beautiful day in Harrisburg, PA greeted members from Ascension Lutheran Church when they went out to proclaim the gospel in the surrounding neighborhoods. It was a joy and privilege for Praise and Proclaim Ministries to come and lead this efforts
Demanding Evidence of God’s Presence
Because of God’s presence and goodness in this world, people can be good. Every good thing that exists in this world is a result of God. For those who insist on taking credit for their good works, God gives a stern warning about this spiritual sense of entitlement.
Report from MissionFest ’17 in Houston
Mission Fest ’17 was held in Houston a week ago. This annual event provides opportunities for teenagers to proclaim the gospel. High school students from Wisconsin and Illinois spent their spring break to travel to Texas exercising their faith, receive training, and step out to proclaim the Good News.
How Evangelists Use the Law Before Proclaiming the Gospel
The gospel is the Good News of what Jesus Christ has already done for us. Jesus was crucified, buried, and rose again on our behalf. It is the power of the Holy Spirit working through the message of the gospel that creates faith in an unbeliever’s heart.
The saving work of the Holy Spirit can only work through the message of the gospel and not the law. However, the law does have a place in evangelism. When done with the attitude of love and proper discernment, the message of the law prepares hearts to receive the gospel message that Christ has done it all!
How can Christians deliver this message?
The Kingdom of Heaven is Near
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?
3 Ways the Power of Satan Affects the Work of an Evangelist
No unbeliever wants to be a Christian.
It’s not just a stubborn refusal to trust in God’s promises [because they are dead in sin], the removal of social barriers, or even the hypocrisy of a church that holds a person back, but something even more powerful.
When evangelists don’t acknowledge the spiritual forces behind unbelief, they will be ill-equipped to provide an appropriate and ongoing response to counter them.
Don’t be like “Harold” but be heralds of Good News
When the angels appeared in the night sky to proclaim the good news of Christ’s birth, they provided an example and a clue for all believers on how to be evangelists.
All believers, like the angels, are to be heralds of Good News. And in that old English word “herald” we discover the truth and misconceptions about evangelism.