Tag: missionary

Witness Well

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 …

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 …

Redefining Outreach Success

Numbers do not validate a gospel ministry. Statistics do not make a church credible. If not treated with care, our human nature can draw inaccurate portraits from numbers. They can either puff up egos or create a disheartening atmosphere that paralyzes outreach activity. Due to the radically changing landscape within our communities, congregations may rethink …

Four discoveries when Christians exercise their faith and proclaim the gospel

Chuckling in your face. Wincing in disapproval. Polite smiles with a faraway look in their eyes. God’s Word has that effect on lost souls. When believers receive disappointing responses from proclaiming the gospel, it can cause us to think twice when opportunities arise again. What are ways that a Christian believer can continue to be …

Three reasons why proclaiming the gospel to friends and strangers is so terrifying for Christians

When angels spoke to people in the Bible their first words were usually, “Do not be afraid!” When Jesus sent out his disciples (Matthew 10) to the towns and villages to proclaim His name, he only gave them six words – simple and straight-forward. He spent the rest of the chapter letting them know how …

Praise and Proclaim Ministries launches campaign in Temple, Texas

On a hot and humid Saturday in Temple, Texas, a group of members from Trinity Lutheran Church and a few guests from nearby Austin gathered together to walk the streets and proclaim the gospel. After a full evening of training, they were ready to go. And the Lord blessed their efforts. Not only were a …

Five ways to test God to help deepen our trust in Him

The reality of Christ living in us is not about how we feel from day-to-day, but how we are resting in God’s promises. We taste and see His grace by the fruits of His Spirit within us. They take visible form in how we respond to life with a measure of patience, joy, peace, and …

Words of hope when evangelism feels like swimming upstream

Have you ever wondered why it can be so difficult to share our faith with others? Witnessing runs contrary to our human nature. It is not a natural reflex. It’s like swimming upstream and fighting a strong current. We easily succumb to the natural forces and pressures from the world. We easily lose our footing …