The Final Harvest

Why Can’t I Be Happy?


The world is filled with so many unhappy people. Why? Has society let them down? Is happiness an impossible goal? Has God failed them?

There’s no question that society has failed to meet our needs—it hasn’t even given us believable answers to why we are here and how to fulfil the true purpose of our existence. After all, they try to tell us in school that there is no God and that we evolved from some “primordial soup.” I knew better and so do you.

When I was young, I longed to be truly loved and accepted. So I searched for this from religion, family, friends, and classmates. I was soon disappointed, so next I compromised my values and conscience by joining in with all the juicers, drug users, and the immoral for acceptance. I found out that I had friends as long as I was providing the booze and laughs, though all the while I was slowly destroying my mind and body.

Lots of people wanted me to walk the “straight and narrow” but many of them were so hypocritical that I didn’t trust them. Running after riches, success, immoral sex, fame, and rock and roll kept me busy, but left me unsatisfied. They just acted like a temporary anesthesia for the deep pain that lingered in my empty, longing soul. Pleasure did not bring contentment.

Yes, I tried almost everything a young person could try, and came up empty and lonely. I turned to a hypnotist for mind control to escape reality by pretending that everything was ok. It did not work; my conscience was still saying that something was not right. Then I wanted drugs and alcohol to medicate myself to forget the pain of being lonely, and the shame and guilt of my sins. I was really bad in relationships and longed for true intimacy, but found that being real was too painful for me. False intimacies were so much easier and less painful, but also never satisfied.

Dear reader, does any of this ring a bell? If so, let me tell you clearly that there is an answer to “Why can’t I be happy?” Years ago I asked a Christian man this question and the answer he gave me—the answer I’m going to give you—came as a surprise. He took me to mankind’s “owner’s manual”—the Bible, where it says that God “satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalm 107:9).

God, our Creator, has designed us and knows our needs and problems. He has given each of us the freedom to either love and obey Him or to turn away from Him. Sadly, we all have chosen to sin, to rebel against His commands, and the result is physical and spiritual death (Genesis 2:17). Spiritual death ultimately brings separation from God forever, away from the only source of everlasting love. In order to have joy and peace, we must be reconciled to God!

God has done His part: “God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Jesus Christ suffered the death penalty for you when He died on the cross in your place and mine. He rose from the dead the third day, and is now alive forever (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

He asks you to come to Him. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). God did not let you down. He has cleared the way for you to come to Him. He offers you love, acceptance, forgiveness, peace, and eternal, joyous life with Him.

I tried all the other ways; maybe you have, too. But now it is time for you to fulfil your purpose and begin a loving, eternal relationship with God by seeing your need of Jesus and trusting Him to forgive all of your sins. When you do this, you will be spiritually “born again,” and begin to experience “life more abundantly” (John 3; 10:10; 15:11). For the first time, you will also be equipped for true happiness and satisfaction, which come from knowing and following God—from aligning your will with His (Psalm 16:11; 144:15).

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). The word call means to appeal to Him. You do the calling and He will do the saving. Eternal life is free, a gift from God through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23).

—Gary Pace


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Why Can't I Be Happy?

Canyon Crossing!


How will we ever get across?

I can jump across.

Good efforts aren’t enough.

The Bible says…”All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

I’ve earned it. I’ve worked hard for everything I’ve got. I deserve it. I… I…AAAIEEE!!!

Splat!

Good morals aren’t enough.

We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6)

Let me try! I can make it. I’ve lived a very moral life. I help others all the…AAAIIEEE!!!

Splat!

Education and psychology aren’t enough.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 14:12)

I can do it! I’m well educated, and I’ve got life’s answers figured out. Nothing can… AAAIIEEE!!!

Splat!

Religion isn’t enough.

Jesus said in the Bible… Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven…I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:21-23)

I’ll make it. I’ve dedicated my life to my religion. I worship every…AAAIIEEE!!!

Splat!

Well if these guys can’t make it, I certainly can’t. I need help from the other side.

God made a way to get to Him.

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)

But we have to walk across His bridge to get there.

But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. (John 1:12)

I’m trusting in Christ to save me.

Man’s way: death

God’s way: life through faith in Christ

Now the question is, which side of the bridge are you on?

Dear Lord, I turn from my own way of trying to earn my way to You, and I now place my trust in Your Son, Jesus, who died for me and rose from the grave.


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Canyon Crossing

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN?


Changed from an ugly caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly! This transformation that takes place in nature is a good illustration of what happens when a person experiences the new birth.

NEW BIRTH IS NEEDED

In God’s eyes, our natural state is unattractive, too, since we are born in sin and formed in iniquity (Psalm 51:5). As we grow, we continue to live after the desires of the flesh and mind (Ephesians 2:3). This is opposed to God’s purpose in creating us, and shows our need to be made new creatures in Christ Jesus. Only the new birth can give us new desires and a new life. The caterpillar does not become a butterfly by education, religion, or self-effort. Likewise, it is only by the miraculous metamorphosis of new birth that your life and mine can be made beautiful to God.

NEW BIRTH IS FROM GOD

John 1:12,13 state the facts of the new birth: “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the [children] of God, even to them that believe on His Name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” Only those born of a certain man have the right to be recognized as the children of that man. So only those who are born of God have the right to be recognized as the children of God. Thus it is that those who receive Christ as Saviour and Lord become children of God. To receive Christ is to have true repentance to God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

HOW ARE WE BORN AGAIN?

John 3:5 tells how we receive the new birth—”water and the Spirit.” What the water signifies is plainly told in Ephesians 5:26. The water is the Word of God—the gospel of Christ preached to sinners like you and me—which, by the sovereign power of the Holy Spirit, produces the new birth. (See also 1 Peter 1:23; James 1:18.)

WHEN ARE WE BORN AGAIN?

John 20:31 gives us the time of the new birth: “and that believing ye might have life through His Name.” It is immediately upon believing that we receive life eternal. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life” (John 3:36).

YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN

Nothing that we can do will enable us to “see” or “enter the kingdom of God.” For this, the Lord Jesus says, “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).

Without the new birth, we have no life toward God. By being “born again” through faith in the Lord Jesus, we receive everlasting life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Without the new birth, we are “condemned already” (John 3:18). By being born again, we are freed from judgment (John 5:24). If you are to be eternally saved, it is absolutely necessary for you, dear reader, to be born again.

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).


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Are You Born Again?

Suppose It Is True After All

Two friends were talking on religious topics. They discussed the question of punishment for sin in a

future life. They settled to their own satisfaction that there was none. They decided that hell was a myth. They argued that there was no need for God or a

Supreme Being since scientists say that the universe and life and man could have come into being through “natural” causes. And they agreed that even if there were a God, He would be a God of love and thus could not consign His creatures to everlasting punishment.

Then a Christian, who had been a silent listener to the discussion asked:

“SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL?”

The question fell on the ears and hearts of the other two with crushing force. The power of God was felt in these searching words of truth. Solemn silence reigned for some minutes. God had spoken.

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that the God of the Bible is real and living? Would you, a mortal being, be willing to risk your eternal destiny by arguing against the eternal “God who cannot lie” (Titus 1:2)? “He that believeth not God hath made Him a liar” (1 John 5:10).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1)? When you stand before the Creator-God on the day of judgment, what reason will you offer for having given all the glory and credit for the beauties and glories of the earth and the universe to the impersonal “god” of chance and nature rather than the personal Creator-God?

Scientists, in fact, do NOT have a reasonable explanation for the origin of the universe. If the universe exploded into being via the “Big Bang,” they cannot explain where the original matter and energy came from. This is just a feeble attempt to replace the eternal, personal Creator-God with an eternal but impersonal matter-energy-god. Many scientists, and others too, would prefer to believe that a personal God does not exist; that way they are free to be their own “gods,” living their lives however they please, without having to worry about what God thinks. The Bible talks about such people: “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). “We have turned every one to his own way” (Isaiah 53:6).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that God must punish sin? While God’s very nature is love (1 John 4:16), He is also a holy God who hates evil (Psalm 97:10; 99:9; Proverbs 8:13). How would you fare before God as Judge? What could you say to Him? “He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man [Jesus] whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that hell is a reality? A skeptic sneeringly asked: “Where is hell?” The ready and true answer came: “At the end of a Christ-rejecting life.” Let me ask you: What lies at the end of the path you are now treading? The Scripture says: “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that the Lord Jesus is the only Saviour, and His death and resurrection provide the only means by which you can be fitted for God’s presence? Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). What if you ignore Him and leave Him out of your life? “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?” (Hebrews 2:3). “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life…. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16,18).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL that the much-despised blood of Jesus is the only thing that can cleanse you from your sins? Has it cleansed you before God, or are you still heading toward the eternity of the lost? “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

SUPPOSE IT IS TRUE AFTER ALL? How terrible will be your doom if you “die in your sins” (John 8:24). Dear friend, flee to Christ and be saved. “Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).

Be assured that IT IS TRUE, with a guarantee of “fulness of joy” and “pleasures for evermore” in God’s presence (Psalm 16:11) for all who place their trust in Christ for salvation. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).

Act upon it today! “Now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

—Adapted by P. L. Canner


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Suppose it is True After All?

Cleave Unto The Lord


“[Barnabas] exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord” (Acts 11:23,24).

This is what the Christian is to do: cleave unto the Lord—abide faithfully with Him—with purpose of heart! Depend on Him. There is power and sufficiency in Christ for all He would have you do or be. Some are allowed a long season of joy on first believing; but God knows our hearts and how soon we begin to depend on our joy instead of Christ. Forget not that Christ, and not our joy, is to be our object.

Sin no longer remains upon you—God has blotted out your sins; but the flesh is in you to the end, and to avoid reaping its bitter fruits we must learn to nip off the buds which the flesh will put forth. No good fruit can come out of the old nature; it is only the new nature that bears fruit unto God. But though the flesh is in you, do not be occupied with its presence; rather, think of Christ, and seek His grace to turn away from the flesh.

As you grow in the knowledge of Christ, a joy comes which is deeper than the first joy. I have known Christ for more than forty years and I can truly say I have a thousand times more joy in Him now than I had at first. It is a deeper, calmer joy. The water rushing down a hill is beautiful to look at and makes more noise, but you will find the water in the plain is deeper, calmer, and more fruitful.

Cleave to the Lord. A distracted or divided heart is the bane of Christians. When we are after something not according to Christ we are away from the source of strength. When the soul is filled with Christ, we have no heart or eye for the trash of this world. If we are living by faith, our guidance will not be: “What harm is there in this and in that?” But rather, “Am I doing this with the approval of my Lord? Can He go along with me in this?”

Do not let the world get into your heart and distract your thoughts. I speak especially to you young ones. They who are older have had more experience of what the world is and know better its true worth. But dear young ones, it all lies shining before you, endeavoring to attract you. Its smiles are deceitful—still it smiles. It makes promises which it cannot keep—still it makes them. Your hearts cannot be satisfied by the world; it cannot fill them. Yet they are too little for Christ; He fills heaven with joy and He will fill your heart to overflowing.

Cleave to the Lord with purpose of heart. He knows how treacherous the heart is and how soon it puts anything in His place. You will indeed have to learn what is in your own heart. But abide with God and you will learn it with Him, with the realization of His grace. If you do not, you will learn it—with bitter sorrow—through the devil’s successful temptation.

If you have been getting away from God and other things have come in and formed a crust over your heart, you will not get the joy back all at once. God will have you deal with this crust in true self-judgment as you return to Him. Remember that Christ bought you with His own blood so you are His, not the world’s.

Do not let Satan get between you and God’s grace. However careless you may have been in getting away from Him, count on His love in turning back to Him. It is His joy to see you back again. Look at the sin with horror, but never wrong Him by distrusting His love. Do not mistrust His grace; do not mistrust His love. He has loved you, loves you now, and will love you to the end.

Talk much with Jesus, your Saviour. Never be content without being able to walk and talk with Him as a dear friend. Be not satisfied with anything short of close communication of soul with Him who has loved you and washed you from your sins by His own blood. Think of what He has suffered—the judgment of sin upon the cross—to make you His own!

—J.N. Darby


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"Cleave Unto The Lord"

He Lives! (And so can YOU!)


“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said” Matthew 28:6

These glorious words, spoken by an angel, brought fear and great joy to those who heard them. The previous weeks must have been a blur of activity to them. They had seen their Messiah, the Lord Jesus, raise Lazarus from the dead, enter triumphantly into Jerusalem as their King, and then be betrayed, arrested, beaten, and hung on a cross to die between two criminals. They had thought He was the One who would deliver them from their enemies and lead them into His kingdom. Now, early in the morning, they were visiting His tomb.

The news that He was alive should not have surprised them. He foretold His crucifixion and resurrection many times. In fact, time after time, He told them that He would go to Jerusalem, die, and rise again (Matthew 16:21; 17:22-23; 20:18-19). The importance of His resurrection is as great as that of His death. Jesus “was delivered [into death] for our offences, and was raised again for our justification” (Romans 4:25). Through His death the penalty was paid for our sins. Through His resurrection we are given a living hope—the proof that His promises are true (1 Peter 1:3-5). Without a living Savior, there is no hope. “If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain” (1 Corinthians 15:17). But He lives! “I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of Hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).

Because of His resurrection, Jesus lives as the hope and glory of the believer and the Judge of the unbeliever. Have you turned to God in repentance, putting your faith in Jesus Christ —claiming His gift of eternal life? “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

If you have not, come to Him right now. Coming to Jesus means believing that He alone is able and willing to be your personal Savior and Lord: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

If you have trusted the living Savior, consider this: “He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again”
(2 Corinthians 5:15). He has died for you and risen again to raise you from spiritual death to spiritual life. “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:1-3).

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25-26).

Read God’s word, the Bible. See what great things the living Lord has done for you!


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He Lives

1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 Given

WHEN YOU FACTOR IN GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU, IT ALL ADDS UP!

“He [Jesus] humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:8

“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us … and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.” Colossians 2:14

“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:7

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

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1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 Given

Where Are You Headed?

WHERE ARE YOU HEADED?

You might be pretty sure where you will be later today or tomorrow, but can you say for sure where you will be next week or next year? The uncertainties of life make it hard to know where we are headed; the farther away something is, the more unpredictable it becomes. Maybe this is why so many people are unsure of where they are headed for eternity—it can seem so far away. But is eternity really a mysterious unknown?

CAN WE KNOW?

Can we know that we are on the right road, the one that will bring us safe and secure to Heaven? Yes, this precious information is given to us in God’s “road map,” the Bible. It says that we can know, positively, where we are going to be throughout all eternity. According to the Bible, there are people who, right now, are saved  from the wrath of God: “The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). These people know that they have eternal life: “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).

HOW MANY WAYS ARE THERE?

Religious people have many  conflicting theories about how to please God. But their ways of salvation are powerless and futile because they are based, in one way or another, upon human effort or human merit. Some would have you try to reform and live better, some would tell you to keep the Ten Commandments or the Golden Rule. Some would have you go through certain church rituals: baptism, confirmation, and so on. But in the Bible we learn that we are corrupt and fallen creatures whose religious efforts are useless in God’s sight. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).

God has only one way of salvation for sinners. His way is not based upon any human reform or effort, but upon the finished work of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Because He was without sin or guilt, Jesus was the only one qualified to stand in man’s place before God, paying for man’s sin with His own blood. “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6).

HOW DO I GET THERE?

God’s map is clear. His directions are simple. The hardest part is for us to admit that we are on the wrong road, and headed in the wrong direction. It’s hard for us to face up to the cold reality that we don’t measure up in God’s sight. Basically, it’s hard for us to repent, to acknowledge before God that we are wrong and He is right—that we are sinful and He is holy. “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).

God loves you. He has given His only Son to die for your sins. He is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). If you will come to Him as a guilty and undeserving sinner, He will give you eternal life as a free gift, bought and paid for on the cross of Calvary. “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

KNOWING FOR SURE

When you turn to God, putting your faith in Jesus Christ who died for you and rose again, salvation will be your eternal possession (John 10:27-30). Listen to the words of Jesus: “Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). “He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).

Where are you headed? If you’re not on God’s way, you’re on the wrong way! Right nowis the time to turn around, call out to God, and put your trust in Jesus.

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Where Are You Headed?

Reasons to Use Gospel Tracts


REASONS TO USE GOSPEL TRACTS

Using good-quality gospel tracts gives every Christian a simple and effective way to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

1. Tracts can get inside homes and stay there. You can’t.

2. Tracts never lose their temper or become involved in arguments.

3. Tracts never flinch or show cowardice.

4. Tracts can stick to the point without compromising.

5. Tracts never get discouraged.

6. Tracts are willing to be sent anywhere.

7. Tracts can work 24 hours a day.

8. Tracts are not expensive.

9. Tracts can be read many times over.

10. Tracts contain portions of Scripture, which God will use and bless (Isaiah 55:10,11).

11. Tracts can be used without fear.

12. Tracts have unlimited patience.

13. Tracts are a great way for Christians to fulfill the Great Commission by sharing the gospel often and widely.

14. Tracts are easy to give to another person with a smile and some encouragement to read them.

15. Tracts explain the gospel clearly and simply so that the reader can make a decision to trust Christ (if he is at that point in his understanding and personal desire to believe).

16. Tracts go anywhere with you—work, school, vacation, shopping, repair shop, eating out, etc.

17. Tracts can accomplish their purpose anytime—day or night, winter or summer, good times or bad, “right now” or “later.”

18. Tracts can take advantage of a special event or activity—elections, sports, etc.—by taking that interest and relating God’s truth to it.

19. Tracts inject spiritual truth through specialized gospel messages during seasons such as Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, Halloween, etc.

20. Tracts are proven to work. History records the testimony of many who were saved through tracts.

21. Tracts often get read by more than one person.

22. Tracts are “portable”—carry them in your pocket, purse, planner, notebook, or laptop bag.

23. Tracts are also portable when used for large outreaches. Just one person can pack and carry several thousand tracts.

24. Tracts can be used in quantity, multiplying your witnessing opportunities.

25. Tracts can be distributed as part of your normal routine (if you’re living a consistent Christian life).

26. Tracts are available in a variety of designs and formats to suit your tastes and preferences.

27. Tracts address subjects that are current as well as topics that are timeless.

28. Tracts give God’s point of view about life and death issues.

29. Tracts get their point across in an easy-to-read, brief format suited for a generation raised on sound-bites, e-mails, and texting.

30. Tracts cross educational hurdles and are available on various “grade” levels.

31. Tracts can communicate in languages you don’t speak.

32. Tracts cross age and gender differences.

33. Tracts don’t require a degree, special giftedness, training, or experience to use.

34. Tracts never compromise their message.

35. Tracts cross socio-economic barriers.

36. Tracts may contain the only portion of God’s word some people have ever read.

37. Tracts never get tired.

38. Tracts give their message when the reader is ready to receive it.

39. Tracts continue to repeat their message as often as necessary.

40. Tracts cross ethnic and cultural barriers.

41. Tracts can start a conversation.

42. Tracts reinforce what you say about the gospel in a conversation, talk, or sermon.

43. Tracts get their message across when no conversation is possible—in a letter, with a bill payment, or when you have only seconds with another person.

44. Tracts can address difficult issues (when written by an expert) on which you aren’t an expert.

45. Tracts can communicate to a non-reader who asks someone to read it to him.

46. Tracts generally add their message to other factors from the reader’s past that may eventually lead that person to salvation.

47. Tracts are a testimony—even if the recipient doesn’t read the whole message, they are reminded of their need of Christ.

48. Tracts provide a point of reference for the reader to find spiritual help by contacting the publisher, church, individual, or website listed on the back.

49. Tracts can directly address certain beliefs—like Islam, Catholicism, and Mormonism—comparing them with Biblical truth.

50. Tracts can be adapted to share their message through various media to reach people and places that you cannot otherwise visit.

WAYS TO USE GOSPEL TRACTS

Hopefully the following list will give you some ideas of how you can put the “silent missionaries” to work. No matter where or how you choose to distribute tracts, seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit for each tract placed, and then pray for the Lord of the harvest to bless the seed sown.

51. Tracts can be placed in greeting cards.

52. Tracts can be passed out door to door.

53. Tracts can be shared with fellow campers.

54. Tracts can be posted on bulletin boards in public areas.

55. Tracts can be passed out at parades, festivals, and other special gatherings.

56. Tracts can be handed out at stadium entrances before sporting events, concerts, etc.

57. Tracts can be left in laundromats.

58. Tracts can be included in a mailing to people in your community—or around the world.

59. Tracts can be given to attendants at parking garages, toll booths, etc.

60. Tracts can be left in motel rooms (in the drawers, telephone book, etc.)

61. Tracts can be included in bills paid by mail.

62. Tracts can be handed to store employees, check-out clerks, valets, etc.

63. Tracts can be left in returned library books.

64. Tracts can be put with other reading materials in waiting rooms.

65. Tracts can be placed in tract racks in stores and other public places—with permission, of course.

66. Tracts can be enclosed with letters to prisoners, pen-pals, etc.

67. Tracts can be left with a (generous) tip in restaurants

68. Tracts can be given to hospital and nursing home patients while visiting.

69. Tracts can be handed out at zoos, picnic areas, and beaches.

70. Tracts can be left in a locker at the gym.

71. Tracts can be passed out on busy street corners.

72. Tracts can be given out on college campuses.

73. Tracts can be left in the break room or cafeteria at work or school.

74. Tracts can be left for paper and mail carriers, etc.

75. Tracts can be placed in each box or bag of merchandise you sell.

76. Tracts can be placed in airport lounges, or distributed in bus, train, and subway stations.

77. Tracts can be given to students at Vacation Bible School and Sunday School.

78. Tracts can be given away from booths rented during fairs or carnivals.

79. Tracts can be given with Christmas cookies (or gifts) to neighbors each year.

80. Tracts can be given to attendees of church choral programs at Easter and Christmas.

81. Tracts can be handed to anyone who has helped you at a store, given you a haircut, serviced your car, or worked in your house.

82. Tracts can be taken overseas on short-term missions trips in the language of the country being visited.

83. Tracts can be handed out during special community outreach programs and events like fall festivals, Christmas programs, etc.

84. Tracts can be placed on a business counter or in an office for people to pick up.

85. Tracts can be included in disaster relief packages.

86. Tracts can be placed in Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets that are given to needy community families.

87. Tracts can be included with Christmas cards and annual letters for a clear gospel witness.

88. Tracts can be given out during appointments with doctors and health care workers.

WAYS NOT TO USE GOSPEL TRACTS

When distributing the gospel, be sure to do so in a way that brings glory and honor to God. With that in mind, here are some things to avoid.

89. Don’t litter—tracts left outdoors can easily blow around and become a nuisance to those who have to clean them up.

90. Don’t disobey local ordinances or guidelines when sharing tracts.

91. Don’t leave tracts in Post Offices, mailboxes, or other places where literature is prohibited.

92. Don’t put tracts inside merchandise in stores.

93. Don’t force tracts on people.

94. Don’t be rude when someone turns down your tract.

95. Don’t trespass.

96. Don’t leave tracts on houses or cars.

97. Don’t leave a tract in place of a tip (or with a tip of less than 15%)—it is a very poor testimony.

98. Don’t use bad tracts. Make sure they are attractive and contain the true gospel message.

99. Don’t use tracts that you haven’t read. Make sure to study the message (and all referenced Scriptures) so you are familiar with what you are distributing.

100. Don’t do it alone—seek God’s guidance and blessing at every turn.


Where Are You Headed?

WHERE ARE YOU HEADED?

You might be pretty sure where you will be later today or tomorrow, but can you say for sure where you will be next week or next year? The uncertainties of life make it hard to know where we are headed; the farther away something is, the more unpredictable it becomes. Maybe this is why so many people are unsure of where they are headed for eternity—it can seem so far away. But is eternity really a mysterious unknown?

CAN WE KNOW?

Can we know that we are on the right road, the one that will bring us safe and secure to Heaven? Yes, this precious information is given to us in God’s “road map,” the Bible. It says that we can know, positively, where we are going to be throughout all eternity. According to the Bible, there are people who, right now, are saved  from the wrath of God: “The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). These people know that they have eternal life: “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).

HOW MANY WAYS ARE THERE?

Religious people have many  conflicting theories about how to please God. But their ways of salvation are powerless and futile because they are based, in one way or another, upon human effort or human merit. Some would have you try to reform and live better, some would tell you to keep the Ten Commandments or the Golden Rule. Some would have you go through certain church rituals: baptism, confirmation, and so on. But in the Bible we learn that we are corrupt and fallen creatures whose religious efforts are useless in God’s sight. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).

God has only one way of salvation for sinners. His way is not based upon any human reform or effort, but upon the finished work of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Because He was without sin or guilt, Jesus was the only one qualified to stand in man’s place before God, paying for man’s sin with His own blood. “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6).

HOW DO I GET THERE?

God’s map is clear. His directions are simple. The hardest part is for us to admit that we are on the wrong road, and headed in the wrong direction. It’s hard for us to face up to the cold reality that we don’t measure up in God’s sight. Basically, it’s hard for us to repent, to acknowledge before God that we are wrong and He is right—that we are sinful and He is holy. “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).

God loves you. He has given His only Son to die for your sins. He is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). If you will come to Him as a guilty and undeserving sinner, He will give you eternal life as a free gift, bought and paid for on the cross of Calvary. “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

KNOWING FOR SURE

When you turn to God, putting your faith in Jesus Christ who died for you and rose again, salvation will be your eternal possession (John 10:27-30). Listen to the words of Jesus: “Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). “He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).

Where are you headed? If you’re not on God’s way, you’re on the wrong way! Right now is the time to turn around, call out to God, and put your trust in Jesus.


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Where Are You Headed?