“Children are a Heritage from the Lord” is the title of my new gospel tract, which is published by Marv Plementosh of One Million Tracts.
My Church Believes Children are a Heritage from the Lord
My church home and family is Grace Fellowship Church, located in Davenport, Iowa. Our church can best be described as Reformed Baptist. The elders are presently preparing our church’s formal Confession of Faith–the formation of which has been the subject matter for our men’s and women’s Bible study, for some time.
With the vast majority of churches in the United States numbering less than 100 people, numerically our church is average. We number about 100 people (members and attenders) on a Sunday morning. Almost 60 of the 100 people are under the age of nine.
Ten of the children in our church are adopted. Two children are being fostered. We have several large families, with one family with six children, one family with seven, and one family with eight. Children participate in every aspect of church family life–worship, men’s Bible study, women’s Bible study, evangelism, and fellowship.
A Very Special Gospel Tract
With the help of my good friend, Marv Plementosh, I have written and published a number of gospel tracts, over the last five years. All of them have been special in their own right, but none to-date has been more special than this gospel tract. The reason this gospel tract is so personally meaningful is because it was inspired by the moms in my church family.
I don’t recall which mom first approached me. However, in a relatively short period of time, multiple moms asked me if I had written a gospel tract that they could readily and easily use when out with their children. Each of the moms shared their similar stories about being at a grocery store, park, or some other public place and having strangers comment about their children. Each mom expressed that it has been during those moments when they wished they had an appropriate gospel tract to put in the stranger’s hand.
Enter the Simon Family
It would have been easy to find a stock photo of children for the front of the gospel tract. However, since it was members of my church family who inspired the gospel tract, I wanted to incorporate children in our church into the tract.
Jay and Casey Simon already had four wonderful sons when they decided to adopt other children. The Lord graciously and providentially added three children to the Simon Family (two brothers and a sister)–expanding the quiver to seven precious arrows.
Jay and Casey shared videos and pictures with the church family, as they went through the adoption process with their three new children. They shared one photo that I found particularly beautiful. I asked Jay and Casey if I could use the photo (see the above image) as the front of the gospel tract. They graciously consented.
Gospel Tract Text
Here is the text for the gospel tract:
The Bible says this about children: “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward” (Psalm 127:3). Indeed, children are a gift from God. At the same time, if you have children or if you were ever a child, you know that children are not perfect. Children don’t have to be taught to lie, disobey their parents, or mistreat other children. No mother has ever sat her child on her knee and taught her son or daughter how to throw a tantrum. Children naturally misbehave. They are born little sinners. And little sinners grow to be teenage and adult sinners. Why should this matter to you? The reason: one day you will die and stand before God. He will judge you according to His Law, which He has written on your heart. If you have ever lied, stolen, disobeyed your parents, taken God’s name in vain, or broken any of God’s commandments (sin), He will find you guilty. Because God is good, He must punish sin. The punishment He has determined for sin is eternity in hell. Yet God—who is loving, merciful, gracious, and kind—has provided one way for you to be declared innocent and receive His forgiveness. Your only hope is for Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to save you from the wrath of God. God the Father sent His Son to earth in the person of Jesus Christ. He was and is fully God and fully man, yet without sin. He voluntarily shed his innocent blood and died on the cross, taking upon Himself the punishment you rightly deserve for your sins against God. Three days later, He forever defeated sin and death when He rose from the grave. What God requires of you is that you repent and believe the gospel, while He has given you time.
How To Use This Gospel Tract
This gospel tract has many applications. It can be used in the following ways:
1. When you are out with your kids. Each time someone compliments the size of your family or your kids’ behavior or cuteness, you can hand the person this tract.
2. When you see cute kids, you can hand the parents this tract.
3. When you see not-so-cute kids, you can hand the parents this tract.
4. When you see an OBVIOUSLY pregnant woman.
5. When you are ministering outside of an abortuary.
The above serve as just several examples.
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