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Five Reasons to Use Gospel Tracts

Here are five reasons to use gospel tracts in evangelism.

1.  Gospel Tracts Can Be Handed Out In Mass

While one-on-one evangelism is very effective in that you get to talk to one person and answer their questions while showing them the law of God and revealing their sins (Romans 7:7; 1 Timothy 1:8-11), gospel tracts allow you to spread the gospel in mass in just a few minutes.  You can literally stand in one place in a crowd and pass out gospel tracts to hundreds of people in just a few minutes.  This way, the gospel (if the tracts are gospel centered) goes forth in large numbers despite not being able to talk to all.

2.  Gospel Tracts Are Effective For People Who Are Fearful

All of us have fear when sharing our faith.  I even heard Ray Comfort say that he fears people as well but he fears God more (Luke 12:4-5).  It is a fearful idea to open air preach to many of us (including myself).  I watch videos of Tony Miano and many others who preach in the open air and I want their Spirit-filled boldness (Acts 4:29-31).  God has promised us to give us the power of His Spirit (Acts 1:8).  I long for boldness.  Gospel tracts, however, are very good for those who fear.  They provide a way for you to spread the gospel while praying for the Lord to give you boldness.  He will and soon you’ll be preaching with boldness to the lost.

3.  Gospel Tracts Can Be Placed Anywhere

We can place gospel tracts wherever we go.  Again, referring to Ray Comfort, he always carries gospel tracts with him and he has even challenged people that he would give them money if they ever found him without gospel tracts on him.  I seek to do the same.  I carry my Bible everywhere I go and I carry gospel tracts at all times.  I leave them in restaurants (after a good tip and a kind note to the server about how precious their soul is to God), stores, bathrooms, in my work truck, etc.  There is not a place we can’t leave gospel tracts!  I sometimes joke that it is gospel “evandelism.”

4.  Gospel Tracts Are Hard Hitting

You may not have the chance to tell the person working at Wal-Mart about the wrath of God against sin or the law of God but you can give them a tract and this can change their life.  Tracts can hit a person very hard with the truth of God.  Only God knows a person’s heart.

5.  Gospel Tracts Can Save Sinners

1 Corinthians 3:5-9 describes our heart when it comes to gospel tracts.  It reads:

5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.

Notice it is God who gives the growth.  The farmer sleeps soundly knowing God is in control of the harvest (Mark 4:26-29).  No doubt God wants us to preach the gospel to the lost (Mark 16:15; Romans 10:14-17) but He is the One who saves sinners (John 1:12-13).  Our job is to witness for Him (Acts 1:8) and be His ambassador (2 Corinthians 5:18-21).  God alone saves the lost sinner by His power and for His glory.  We need to always keep that in mind.  Who knows whom the Lord may save for His glory through our passing out gospel tracts.  Our job is not to worry about that but focus on honoring the Lord through preaching His Word to the lost.

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

02/27/2013 at 12:01 PM

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