Not many tell people what they must do to be saved.
As Christians, we have a responsibility to tell them.
Our prayer is that this page will help you proclaim the gospel.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall
they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they
believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear
without a preacher? [someone who proclaims] And how shall
they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are
the feet of them that preach the GOSPELof peace, and bring glad
tidings of good things! (Romans 10:13-15)
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach theGOSPELto every creature. (Mark 16:15)
And your feet shod with the preparation of theGOSPELof peace; (Ephesians 6:15)
The GOSPEL is often used to refer to the complete message of the New Testament. However, more specifically, the GOSPEL it is that core of the New Testament that tells a sinner...
* WHY they need to be saved - as sinners, they are already condemned to hell * WHAT God has done to save them - sent Jesus to be a sacrifice for their sin * HOW they can be saved - in humility, come before God, repent and believe the gospel
The Christmas tract below seeks to do these three things.
HOW CAN YOU USE THIS TRACT?
This tract can be given to people at your work, school (suitable for teens and older), on the street, in a letter box drop, in presents you send or give to people, or passed out to people as they exit shops on Christmas eve (or any other time), use your imagination.
CHRISTMAS CARD TRACT - Please read BEFORE using the tract.
The images on this tract are of the city of Invercargill in New Zealand - a little advertising here. If you live in Invercargill all you need to do to make your own tracts is copy and paste the text and images into a MS Publisher document. You will get two Christmas Card Tracts on one A4 sheet of cardboard (use 140gram to 250gram sheets). Print one side then turn it over side to side (not end over end) and print on the other side (depending on your printer, it may take a few seconds for the first side to dry).
Want to produce heaps of these?
You will need to contact a local Printer and get a quote for the quantity you want. There is no copyright on the text and images below. You can modify them to suite your circumstances or location. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to make your own tract with local pictures?
If you live outside Invercargill or you just want to put your own images together then you may find the following information helpful. The "collages" (combined images) were created with Picasa 3, a free Google programme that you can download. Just enter "Picasa 3" in a Google search and you will find it easily. Once the collages were made, the rest of the tract was put together with MS Publisher. You could switch pages 3 and 4 around if you like. Or you could leave out the images on page 4 and spread them or other images throughout pages 2-3 of the tract.
Christmas Card Gospel Tract
Inside Card - page 1...
On Christmas eve 1914 temperatures dropped below freezing…In some places, it snowed...
It was World War I on the Western Front. Lights began to appear along the German lines. But instead of the expected rifle fire, German carols were heard. The lights had been placed on Christmas trees (tannenbaums). British troops responded with their own carols. Enemies applauded each other’s singing. From the trenches Captain C. I. Stockwell, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, heard the Germans say, “Don’t shoot, we don’t want to fight you today, we will send you some beer.”
In one place, a German officer stepped out into middle of no-man’s-land. Stockwell went to meet him amid cheers from both sides. They saluted and formerly introduced each other. Enemies met, exchanged gifts, showed family photos, played soccer together and helped each other bury the dead. Dec. 26th 8:30am, the war was on again… but in some places, not until New Year and because of an unwillingness to fight, many troops were replaced. The song “Snoopy’s Christmas”, is based on this event. Many know that Christmas is supposed
to be about peace: “Peace on earth, goodwill towards men”! But what is this peace and how do we get it?
The words “peace on earth, goodwill towards men” were originally about God offering goodwill towards those whom he’d judged as guilty of sin and condemned to hell because of their wickedness (Luke 2:14).
Would you consider yourself a Good Person? Most people do (Proverbs 16:2). But would you be good enough for heaven? The way to find out is to ask yourself if you have kept God's moral law, the ten commandments. Here's a quick test based on just four of those (Exodus 20:1-20). See how you do…
Have you ever told a lie, no matter how big? Have you ever stolen anything regardless of its value? Have you ever used God's name in vain (blasphemy)? Jesus taught that if you look with lust (sexually) you commit adultery in your heart. Have you looked with lust? Who can honestly say they have kept these commandments! (Romans 3:20-23). If you have done those things, God (who is Holy) sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. And you will have to face God on Judgement Day! (Hebrews 4:12-13 and 9:27, Revelation 20:12). You will be judged for every word, deed and thought.
Inside Card - page 2...
If God judged you by His standards, would you be innocent or guilty on the day of judgement? If you're honest, you know you’d be guilty. Would you go to heaven or hell? Again, if you're honest, you know that by God's standards, you’d deserve hell. Hell is eternal with no hope of escape. But if God is loving won’t he just forgive you? But will a good judge let the guilty to free? No, that would be a corrupt judge! Because God is good he must punish sin. (Matthew 10:28; Matthew 25:41 & 46; Luke 16:19-31; Revelation 10:20 to 21:8).
However, while God is Holy and just and must punish sin, he is also “not willing that any should perish”
(2 Peter 3:9). In His amazing grace and undeserved mercy God did something incredible! God sent His Son Jesus Christ (God in the flesh), to be born of a virgin, live a perfect life and die on a cross for your sins. Then Jesus rose from the grave and defeated death.
His death was a sacrifice made in payment by God, on your behalf. You broke God's law, but Jesus paid your fine. "For God so loved the world [you] that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). Does everyone now have peace with God? Will all now go to heaven? No! (John 3:17-21 and 36).
Jesus said, you must Repent and Believe the Gospel (Mark 1:15). Repent = to change your mind (in your attitude to God - admit He is Holy & you are sinful; the evidence of this change will be seen in a life that turns from sin to honouring God). Believe = personal trust, in Jesus. Gospel = the “Good News” that Jesus died for sinners. When you humble yourself before GOD, repent and trust in Jesus and his death to save you, God will forgive all your sin & give you eternal life (John 5:24-29). No one gets to heaven by being good because no one is truly good! (Ephesians 2:8-10). Peace with God begins with personal trust in Jesus.
You can get right with God, right now - Repent & believe the Gospel. Then read the Bible daily and obey it. Trust God in all that you do. (Romans 5:8-10; John 3:1-36; 1 John 1:7-9; Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 1:20; Luke 15:11-32; Luke 18:9-14) * What are these names and numbers? Answer: go to the contents page of a Bible: Luke = a book in the Bible, 18 = chapter in the book, 9-14 = verses in the chap. 10 out of 10 people die! Please, check these things out before you check out. May God bless you for reading this. If you have trusted Christ to save you from your sins, please pass this on.