ABOUT KERYGMA TODAY PUBLISHING
What is Kerygma?
Many people ask about Kerygma and wonder what the word means. It is not a word you hear in everyday conversations, but has great meaning for Christians who are familiar with it.
Kerygma derives from the Greek translation of the New Testament meaning “proclamation”. The meaning has come to be known as “the preaching of the gospel” (also known as the good news!) and through Kerygma, salvation and eternal life are open to all through Jesus Christ.
“I have learned over time that I cannot accomplish what I believe I have been called to do through my own strength and knowledge and the following Scripture passages are always a reminder for me.”
“If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength that God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 4:11 NIV)
“He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Judith (Judy) began her career as a lyricist, composer, recording artist and performer. Years later, her life changed direction when she met and married her husband, Bill. While raising two children, they began their journey growing together in Christ and as a team, serving him in various local outreach missions including Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House Charities and ministries within the church as deacons and elders. They taught Sunday school and served in youth ministry leadership.
Moving into adult education, they facilitated Disciple Bible Study and Spiritual Gifts Workshops. Judy also wrote programs, music, sermons for children and adult worship for events and retreats. She and her husband serve as guide and greeter with the Faith Heritage Tours at their home church and continue to serve with the Alpha program.
Using the experience gained over time, God’s inspiration through the Holy Spirit gave me the tools to begin and complete this collection of poetry and it would not have been written, If It Wasn’t for God . . .
Kerygma Today Publishing seeks to produce material that will act as a “proclamation” of the gospel. In the early years of the church there was the witness and testimony that proclaimed the gospel by word-of-mouth and by reading the early letters and writings from members of the early church. My how things have changed… we have so many ways to pass on the teachings and to draw people to Christ; radio, TV, music, books, internet, and smart devices with all kinds of technology producing a surge in social media and personal blogs.
That’s the reason for calling us “Kerygma TODAY Publishing” because the church today still relies on the concept of Kerygma using all the latest “marketing” to reach those who do not know the good news! We remember what Jesus said in His “Great Commission”: “Go into all the world and PROCLAIM the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15) That being said… We also appreciate wholesome, enriching, uplifting, encouraging material both serious and humorous, that upholds the Christian principles set forth in God’s Holy Word.