We believe that Proclamation is the dynamite of the gospel. We know that God’s word is powerful, it is described as a sword, in Jeremiah 23:29 we read:
“Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord,
“And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
Jesus started His ministry with proclamation (Matthew 4:17) and we should follow his example! The three core aspects of proclamation are witness, evangelism, and preaching.
Every Christian is a witness for God whether they like it or not. We who claim the name of Christ are a continual picture to the world of who He is through our actions and words. We aim to lift His name up daily in conversation and in the way we treat one another!
Jesus desires that every person would come to know Him and receive salvation! If this is the heart of God, this should be our heart as well. That is why we waste no opportunity to tell people about Jesus. We believe evangelism should be a central part of every believers life; we should see everyone we meet as a child of God who will either spend eternity with Him or apart from Him!
In Chi Alpha, we believe in open air preaching of the Gospel. Paul in Romans 10:13-15 lays out a perfect explanation for why preaching is necessary.
“‘Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!'”
That is the basis of why we are always preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, so that this news can be heard and believed in!
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”
“Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'”