Tag: Christianity

Witness Well

Starting spiritual conversations with prayer

Be still and know that God is God and I am not. Be quiet and listen to his promises. Stillness and quiet are adequate descriptions of contemplative prayer. It’s more about what we receive from God rather than what we give him. It’s more about his voice that resonates in our hearts rather than giving …

Start spiritual conversations by sticking to the basics

“It’s best to remain silent and be thought of a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”  “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.” (Proverbs 17:28) If silence is golden and a silver tongue commands respect, then why do I tend to open …

Starting spiritual conversations

Most people consider themselves spiritual. There is a desire for inner peace, harmony with body and soul, or a reconnection with a higher power. While many spiritual paths are offered, few provided satisfying solutions. And sadly, there is a growing reluctance to seek out a Christian church to find answers. We seem to be arriving …

Words God gives us when confronting fear

When confronted with fear, feeling overwhelmed, tempted to give up or give in, we are given these words from God: Don’t fear Stand firm You will see These are not buzzwords but promises. Words glistening with meaning and power. Not just suggestions, but assurances given in the face of adversity. These words are perfectly reliable …

A Way to Start a Spiritual Conversation

Words matter. With eyes of wonder, believers in Christ grasp on to the words of grace, redemption, and justification. These words define the Christian faith. The meaning behind these words appear obvious to the faithful but may have an entirely different connotation to an unbelieving world. And this chasm of misunderstanding is growing wider. It’s …

Slingshots or Silence

God works through his Word to create faith in the hearts of unbelievers. His Word is like a weapon used in warfare. It cuts like a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12) and explodes like dynamite (Romans 1:16). One of the greatest weapons ever used in the Bible is a profound example for believers who unleash the …

Reasons for Witnessing Reluctance

Spiritual conversations are becoming increasingly rare in today’s world. Verbally proclaiming the gospel to a lost soul is becoming a lost art and a daunting prospect. Many Christians believers are reluctant to talk about their faith with others and a recent study has proven this to be true.

Praise and Proclaim launches outreach initiative in Yakima WA

Evangelism is far more about trusting God’s promises and assurances than it is about ourselves. Believers trust that God’s Word works, even though we may not see the visible results of our efforts. Immediately following the Praise and Proclaim outreach initiative at Redeemer Lutheran Church (Yakima, WA), Rev. Isaac Cherney posed the following question during …