God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but to save the world.
If you declare that Jesus is Lord, and believe that God brought him back to life, you will be saved.
God saved you through faith as an act of kindness. You had nothing to do with it. Being saved is a gift from God. It’s not the result of anything you’ve done, so no one can brag about it. God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do.
There are two types of people in this world.
Those who have shelter and those who don’t.
God loves them both.
Therefore, we should share the Good News of Jesus Christ with both.
Their physical needs may be different, but their spiritual needs are the same.
Everyone needs to know their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
That’s where we inherit eternal life from.
Do you want to live forever in Paradise?
I know I do.
And maybe so do you.
How’d you like to experience love, peace and joy right where you’re at, in spite of your circumstances?
All you need is a relationship with God.
And, glory to God, He’s provided us with a way to do that.
I have a burning desire to share the Gospel with as many people as possible.
We’re commanded as believers to spread the Good News and make disciples.
Not everyone will choose to accept the free gift of eternal salvation, but everyone has the right to choose.
How can they choose unless someone tells them?
I know not everyone is as on fire for sharing the love of Jesus with everyone as I am.
Let’s throw some fuel on the fire.
Let’s make it a little easier to confidently share the essentials of the faith.
I have a brother in the Lord who’s going to teach me the basics of door to door evangelism.
He said to get some tracts and also have information about your local church to leave with the people we encounter.
They might not read the tract until after we leave, but you gotta plant those seeds!
There’s thousands of ready made tracts available but I want something that really is fresh and speaks to the people where they’re at.
So I’ve decided to develop three tracts that speak to the specific types of people we’ll give them to.
When I’ve been out doing street evangelism before with some ministry students, I noticed they had a preconceived notion about what they were doing.
They thought, “I have Jesus and you don’t. I need to tell you about Jesus.”
But that’s not always the case.
Many people were believers already.
That’s always refreshing to find.
So I’ve identified the three types of tracts needed as ones for:
- New believers
- Recommitting life to Christ
- Established believer
Something tells me the non-believers will refuse to accept our literature.
But who knows?
Maybe God will surprise us as He is apt to do!
Now, my local church fellowship just got some new contact cards printed up which advertise our new service time and location.
I think that’s great.
I want the tracts to be non-branded so that anyone can use them.
Now comes the challenging part.
I’ve never written a tract before.
Or maybe I have, but never one intended for massive distribution.
So I want to do it right.
That’s where I’m looking for your input.
I’m starting with the New Believer tract and I’m going to title it 4 Steps to Starting Your Relationship with God.
Or something like that.
Let me know what you think in the comments section below.
The four steps I’ve identified are:
- Realize your need for a Savior
- Ask God for forgiveness
- Accept & confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
- Invite the Holy Spirit to fill you
I’m sure there’s some Scripture that backs that up somewhere.
The thing is, someone who doesn’t know the Bible isn’t going to immediately accept the authority of Scripture.
They need to be led on a journey of self discovery.
Are you a sinner?
Do you even know what that means?
It means you don’t act and speak like God wants you to all the time.
Only Jesus did that, because He is the Son of God.
In my mind, evangelism is most effective when you’re talking to one person or one family at a time.
You can speak directly to their situation and God can give you prophetic insight that will help them realize that God knows everything about them.
The larger the group you’re speaking to, the more general your message needs to be.
I also want to include some next steps for the new believer.
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
- Get water baptised
- Start attending a local church fellowship
- Read the Bible everyday
- Pray everyday
- Find a spiritual mentor
What else would you recommend?
Let me know!
I look forward to incorporating your input into the final product.
I’ll be sharing more about the other two tracts in the coming days so be praying for wisdom, revelation and insight on what to include on them.
Each tract will be a one third column of a standard sheet of paper so all three can be printed at the same time.
We hope to be hitting the streets and going door to door in a neighborhood near you shortly!
All this for our King.