Praise and Proclaim Ministries Launches Outreach Initiative in Citrus Heights, CA
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights, CA (Sacramento) recently adopted a new mission statement, “Glorify God. Grow in Grace. Go with the Gospel.” In conjunction with this new mission and vision, the congregation embarked on an outreach initiative over the weekend with Praise and Proclaim Ministries. Members received training to proclaim the gospel and immediately put their training into action by going door-to-door to meet their neighbors and provide a short gospel message.
The Astonishing Gift of Grace
A gift is not a gift unless its received. God’s gift of grace is not a gift unless it’s received and its not grace if it’s something to be earned.
It is a gift so astonishing that its routinely rejected.
3 Ways Christians can Proclaim God’s Pursuing Love to Others
Jesus courts unbelievers and wins them through his grace. He uses his faithful servants to be couriers who provide messages of God’s pursuing love.
Praise and Proclaim Ministries had the privilege of partnering with Cross of Glory Lutheran Church and School in Peoria, AZ to launch an outreach initiative on February 24-25. This initiative was held in conjunction with a comprehensive effort for Cross of Glory to begin a second site in nearby Vistancia.
Proclaiming the gospel requires getting out of the boat
We are familiar with the story of Jesus walking on water during a dark, stormy night and granting Peter’s bold request to join him.
Bible teachers point to Peter’s lack of focusing on Christ as the cause of him sinking underneath the waves.
Even though this lesson is true, believers may miss another important lesson from this story.
At least Peter got out of the boat!
Confessions of a Sinful Evangelist
Is failing to proclaim the gospel a sin?
If a Christian does not attempt to fulfill the Great Commission… is that a sin?
These thoughts have gnawed at my conscience. Layers of guilt tend to pile up over missed opportunities.
God provides a remedy. He not only clears consciences with full forgiveness of our sins, he also provides an example from the story of a notorious, public sinner.
Confronting the fear of rejection in evangelism
Rejection can be devastating. It can paralyze us from taking risks. Status quo is far safer than stepping out in faith. Most of us don’t like to place ourselves in positions where the likelihood of failure appears far greater than success. Let’s face it… we hate being disappointed or hurt.
Perhaps the fear of rejection is one of the greatest barriers for Christians to fulfill God’s commission to proclaim the gospel.
The 30 Second Elevator Witness
Alone in an elevator, another person steps in and presses a button for the 12th floor. An angel of the Lord taps you on the shoulder and whispers that you have thirty seconds to proclaim the gospel before they step out.
What would you say?