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?
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. Read more
Praise and Proclaim Ministries was granted the privilege to partner with Atonement Lutheran Church to launch an outreach initiative in Parkville, Maryland from September 8-10. The level of participation from the members was amazing and the weekend provided outreach momentum with the intent to be impactful and lasting in the months ahead. Read more
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, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:12-14)
We live in a culture that doesn’t seem to invite friends and neighbors over for dinner often – especially people we don’t know. What is Jesus trying to teach us today? Is this another impossible standard to follow. Read more