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Pass Out Gospel Tracts

I have met Christians who tell me that they have been saved for years but have never shared their faith.  I once read a report that said that less than 2% of people ever share their faith.  That is a sad percentage if true.

The duty of the disciple of Jesus is to preach the gospel to all.  All four Gospels reveal this truth:

Matthew 28:19-20

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Mark 16:15-16

15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Luke 24:47-49

47 And that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

John 20:21

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

These Scriptures are clear that we all are called to evangelize.  As we worship God, we begin to have His heart for the lost (2 Peter 3:9).  We begin to know that God does not delight in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:32).  In fact, the LORD even says in Ezekiel 18:32 that He would have the sinner turn and live.  This comes through the preaching of the gospel (Romans 10:17).  As Christ’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20), we are called to preach the message of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).

Now many of us are fearful of man.  I have been there.  I will be there.  Sometimes I get nervous when witnessing.  I am no Ray Comfort.  I am no great preacher who was a great soul winner.  I simply do have a heart for the lost.  I want to see them saved.  It breaks my heart to know that hell awaits the sinner.  I believe that Jesus gave His life for the souls of men and He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10).  I believe John 3:16 is true and that God wants to save the sinner (1 Timothy 2:3-4).  I admit that I have even passed up clear opportunities to preach the gospel to the lost (God forgive me).

Yet gospel tracts are good for us all.  You may never been an open air preacher.  You may never be a soul winner who steps up on the soap box to share the gospel.  But you can pass out gospel tracts.  Gospel tracts are fast, effective ways to spread the gospel.  God can (and does) use gospel tracts.  Gospel tracts plant seeds for the gospel to come forth.  Gospel tracts can be an effective way to spread the message of Christ quickly and to many people in crowds.  Gospel tracts can be placed in many places from restaurants, gas stations, Wal-Mart, groceries stores, banks, etc.  You can leave gospel tracts all over the place.  I do believe that the best place to leave a gospel tract is in the hands of a person.  While God certainly may use a gospel tract found at a site, when you place them in a person’s hand, you can know that the person will at least read the tracts.

What should you look for in a good gospel tract?

1.  One that is attractive to the eye.  You want people to want to read the tract.

2.  Durable.  One that will not tear easily or is hard to read after being in a pocket for a while.

3.  Small.  I prefer tracts that are about the size of a business card.  This allows the tracts to placed in a person’s hand and they in turn put it in their pocket and often are read later.

4.  Inexpensive.  Don’t be fooled into purchasing expensive gospel tracts.  Most gospel tracts are well under $10.

5.  Purchase gospel tracts that deal with the person’s sin through the law of God (Romans 7:7; Galatians 3:23-26) and exalt Jesus as the Savior from our sins (Matthew 1:21).  I avoid tracts that have the sinner’s prayer as the response.  I look for gospel tracts that preach salvation through Christ alone and call the sinner to repent (Acts 2:38).

6.  Avoid tracts that focus on non-essentials.  I avoid tracts that deal with doctrinal issues or the KJV only issue.  Some KJV only tracts will say things at the end about find a good church that uses the KJV.  This is not helpful in evangelism at all.  None are saved by a Bible translation but through Christ alone (Galatians 2:15-16).

Gospel tracts are great for new and old Christians.  They help us break out of our comfort zones to preach the gospel to the lost.  Below are several good tract providers.

One Million Tracts

PinPoint Gospel Tracts

Living Waters Ministries

Written by The Seeking Disciple

05/14/2013 at 12:50 PM

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