Tag: Encouragement

Witness Well

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 …

Encouraging News for Evangelism

Well-publicized reports reveal the growing number of the irreligious in America. More people are choosing to stay home rather than go to church on Sunday mornings. The world is rapidly transforming in this information age and congregations are constantly finding themselves readjusting their outreach strategies to best communicate the gospel. Out of the fog of …

Lord, help me be moved to proclaim by the sight of what it cost

In the parable of the prodigal son, we are given an image of a patient and loving father who is waiting for his youngest son to come to his senses and return home. If we are not careful, we may miss another important figure in the story with an equally powerful message.

Names recorded by God serve a purpose

The pages of Holy Scripture open and you read names. Names associated with acts of faith, devoted service, or a heinous response from unbelief. In God’s inspired Word, names are recorded and preserved over the course of centuries. What about your name?

Four reminders on how all Christians can be competent evangelists

The Lord set forth a mission – a strategic plan – to rescue a fallen world from the consequences of sin. The plan centers around a clear message. The strategy is to incorporate the church to transmit this message to the world. Why do we as Christians have such a difficult time carrying this plan …

Praise and Proclaim Ministries launches campaign in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Located about thirty miles east of Spokane, the growing city of Coeur d’Alene, ID is situated on a large, beautiful lake and is the host to several resorts and a famous golf course with a floating green. It is also the site of a brand new church called The Vine. And Praise and Proclaim Ministries …

The Secret of a Christian’s Strength to be Evangelists

The feelings of inadequacy are one of the greatest barriers a sincere Christian must overcome to be an evangelist. These feelings can either paralyze or be a prompt to discover that a Christian’s greatest strength lies outside of themselves. Proclaiming the gospel is not about ourselves, but the power of Christ in us. The Holy …