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Witness Well

The inward mark of a true Christian believer is a circumcised heart

The visible signs of a Christian in today’s world are found not only in their confession of faith and their outward actions. Faith without works is a faith that is dead. When Christians convey the fruits of the spirit, they are displaying the fact that Christ lives in them. Salvation does not rest on how effectively a …

A prayer to keep our faith vibrant and active

A way to keep our faith vibrant and active is to remind people of all that we have in Christ. We can share our love with others in practical ways, but also take the time to refute false teaching with love and respect. Sincere Christians mired in doubt may question their salvation by having a misunderstanding …

A prayer to open our eyes for opportunities to witness

When opportunities come knocking on our door it always seems to be the wrong place and the wrong time to share God’s Word. Timing is important, but maybe we analyze and discern the receptivity of one’s heart too much before sharing the message of the gospel. In the gospel of John, Jesus says, “Do you not …

A prayer of encouragement in sharing God’s Word against stubborn unbelief

A soldier going into battle recognizes the importance of having an effective weapon. In confronting the enemy, a poorly equipped solider will have little chance of victory. For Christians, what weapon are you using to confront the world? A Christian goes into battle every time an opportunity comes to share the message of the gospel. The …

A prayer to proclaim — even when we don’t feel like it

The psalms in the Bible expresses our soul. It sings both during the good times when our spirits soar and during difficult times when we look for God in the depths of our uncertainty. Our faith is an ongoing song that longs to be heard. We read in Psalm 96, “Sing to the LORD a new …

A prayer for patience when sharing God’s Word with others

When we share the message of the gospel, we hope and pray for an immediate conversion. We conjure up in our minds a wonderful scenario of a person, perhaps a loved one, joyfully receiving salvation and life everlasting. When those golden opportunities to share God’s Word are rejected, we go away disheartened and disappointed. Perhaps we even blame …

A prayer to help a hesitant heart to share God’s Word

In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he writes, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.” The Greek word Paul uses for the power of God is “dynamis”—from which we receive the English word “dynamite.” The power of the gospel not only blows …

A prayer to spread the knowledge of God

In ancient times, whenever a Roman general and his soldiers returned from a great victory, they would be greeted by roaring and celebrative crowds. The parade would be led by priests carrying burning incense symbolizing the fragrance of victory. With this image in mind, the Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians, “But thanks be to God, who …