My Grace Fellowship Church family and I will love our neighbors this 4th of July, through the proclamation of the gospel. Some of us will open-air preach. Others will engage people in conversation. And we will distribute what we hope will be thousands of gospel tracts. For this effort, I have written a new gospel tract. Once again, I have partnered with Marv Plementosh of One Million Tracts to produce what I believe will be a useful evangelistic tool. Marv designed the front of the tract (pictured above).***
Here is the text for the gospel tract (business card-size):
“So still it must be said ‘the judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.’ With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in.” President Abraham Lincoln spoke these words during his Second Inaugural Address. He quoted part of Psalm 19:9. Here’s the entire verse: “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.” Without malice (hostility or hatred) toward you, and with great care for you, the person that gave you this card wants you to know this. You will one-day stand before God. He will judge you according to His true and righteous standard—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, He will find you guilty. Because God is good, He must punish sin (breaking God’s Law). 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.
I pray the Lord will use this simple gospel tract to draw those numbered among His elect, to Himself.