We introduce Jesus Christ through His Word! Only through the power of God’s Word can a lost soul receive faith. Jesus is the Word became flesh. He is the gospel. When Christian believers think of proclaiming the gospel as introducing Christ to the world, it can have a profound impact on overcoming our fears.
In Jesus’ parable of the talents, he encourages all believers to fully exercise their faith by investing their gifts to further his work. This includes congregations as well. It doesn’t matter the size of the church, God still desires faithfulness to advance his kingdom. What does a one talent church look like?
How do believers become inspired to proclaim the gospel? Since evangelism is not a requirement for heaven, nor a means to seek God’s approval. What does it take for Christians to share the Good News with others? A story about an old man and his lawn may give us an answer.
When asked to proclaim the gospel, have you thought, “I can’t do that! I don’t know what to say. I know that I will mess up!” I have a surprising answer for you. A believer in Christ can never mess up when sharing the gospel to a lost soul.
With brilliant fall colors in display across the Minnesota Valley, Praise and Proclaim Ministries partnered with Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mankato, MN to go out into the community and proclaim the gospel. The Lord shined his face upon the weekend.
Praise and Proclaim Ministries had the privilege of partnering with Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church in Franklin, WI to train members to proclaim the gospel. Despite stormy weather, the Lord provided a window of opportunity in the morning to go out and plant seeds of the gospel.
Following Jesus is not comfortable, nor easy. He regularly challenges believers by defining what it means to live a redeemed life. He does that by stretching our comfort zones and shedding light on misplaced priorities.
Then Jesus said to his host, “when you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, …