As members, we are called to help each other be the faithful ambassadors of Jesus we should be. Each one of us should know the Gospel and be able to present it to others. Of course, our circumstances, personalities, and gifts will vary, but if you are a follower of Jesus, you should know the message of Christ, and be able to explain it faithfully and clearly.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake He made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Cor. 5:20-21)
One simple way for us to do this is by means of Gospel tracts. In this post, we are highlighting our newest tract and encouraging each member to take and utilize them with your friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others you meet.
This small 3×5 card outlines the key points of the message of Christianity. It can be used as a guide for a conversation, or something to pass along to another person to read. If you took the time to actually memorize the content – that would be great! The outline is not original with us, but very simple: God. Man. Christ. Response. If you can learn this simple outline, you will have the necessary “hooks” to hang your thoughts on for conversations you may have – with or without a tract.
Here is how this tract explains the outline:
God is the loving creator and sovereign ruler of all things. As God, He is perfectly holy, just, and alone is worthy of all worship. He created you to live under His loving rule and find your greatest joy in a relationship with Him.
(Genesis 1:1, Revelation 4:11, Romans 1:20)
Every person has willfully turned against God’s loving rule. As a result, we are in bondage to sin, subject to death and judgment, and can do nothing to earn forgiveness or restore our relationship with God.
(Romans 3:10-12, 23, 6:23, Hebrews 9:27, Titus 3:5-6)
In His love, God sent His Son, Jesus, into this world. He lived a sinless life, died to take God’s wrath in your place. He rose from the dead to bring forgiveness and new life to anyone who would believe in Him.
(1 Peter 3:18, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 1:3)
By depending on Jesus alone, you can have a restored relationship with God. You must turn from your sin and trust Jesus’ death for forgiveness of sin and His resurrection for new life.
(Mark 1:15, Acts 20:21, Romans 10:9-10, John 3:36)
The tract also points individuals to our church’s webpage where they can access further information and resources to answer other questions they may have.
Along with this tract, you’ll find a variety of others available so that each of us can not only be reminded of our responsibility, but also have tools to engage people in Gospel conversations. Be sure to stop by the tract holders in the main hallway this Sunday!
Intentional Evangelism: we lovingly proclaim the gospel to all kinds of people and call them to respond in repentance and faith.