It’s been a while since I’ve written a new gospel tract. This one was inspired by a young entrepreneur in our church.
A Wonderful Partnership
My friend Marv Plementosh and I have been writing gospel tracts together for many years. While we’re no Rogers and Hammerstein, Marv provides the artwork and layout, and I write the words. I’ve lost count of how many gospel tracts we’ve published together. Marv published my second book, “Should She Preach–Biblical Evangelism for Women.” Marv also published a booklet I wrote, titled: “The Burglar.” The booklet is drawn from the first chapter of my third book, “Cross Encounters–A Decade of Gospel Conversations.”
It’s humbling to think of how many people have been exposed to the gospel, through the gospel tracts Marv and I have published together. With all praise and glory rightly given to God, I wonder how many people Marv and I will see as a result of our paper missionaries.
Inspired by a Young Entrepreneur
Last week I was engaged in evangelism with Sarah Cunningham and her teenage daughter Eden. Both ladies are members of my church family. The Cunningham Family, which includes ten children, have a multi-faceted home-based business they call “Blue House Homestead”
While we were holding the cross and gospel signs, waving at passing motorists, Eden asked, “Mr. Miano. I know you wrote the “Thank You” tract. Do you know of any tract out there that can be used to give to customers?”
I thought for a moment, but nothing came to mind. “I can’t think of any. How about I write one for you?”
Sarah and Eden’s smiles were all the motivation I needed.
Eden is Not Alone
This morning while writing this blog article, I received the following Facebook private message:
I pray and your family are doing well, Brother.
May peace, joy, and the comfort found in our Lord be upon you, always.
I am in a lot of strangers’ homes as a result of my business. In part, I test air conditioners after they have been installed.
Can you point me to a gospel tract that I can leave with the homeowners when I am finished?
I would greatly appreciate it!
Thank you, Sir!
My friend was excited to hear about this new gospel tract.
The “Glad to Serve You” Gospel Tract
Vetted by my pastors and Blue House Homestead, here’s the text for the “Glad to Serve You” gospel tract:
Thank you for allowing me/us to serve you. I hope my product(s) and/or services exceeded your expectations. Serving you is important to me because the Bible says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord . . . You are serving the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24). Please allow me to serve you again by telling you this: Jesus said of Himself, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Why did Jesus give His life? Creating you in His image, God has written His law on your heart (a conscience). For example, you know it’s wrong to lie, steal, hate, and take God’s name in vain because the God who created you isn’t a liar, a thief, a murderer-at-heart, or a blasphemer. Yet, like the rest of mankind, you have broken God’s law and sinned against Him. God—-who is holy, righteous, and just—-must punish sinfulness and the punishment He has determined for sinners is eternity in hell. Yet God has made a way for you to be forgiven and reconciled to Him. God the Father sent His Son to earth in the person of Jesus Christ—truly God, truly Man, and without sin. Even though Jesus was not a sinner (2 Corinthians 5:21), He died a death He did not deserve on the cross, shedding His innocent blood, and 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 commands of you is that you repent (turn from sin and turn to Him) and, by faith alone, receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Then and only then will He forgive your sin, reconcile you to Himself, and grant you eternal life. Turn to Christ and live while God has given you time.
The “Glad to Serve You” gospel tract is available NOW for purchase on the One Million Tracts website. CLICK HERE!
Whether a business owner or an employee or if you’re given the opportunity to serve someone in any context, I think this will be a great gospel tract to put into the hands of customers and those you otherwise serve.
So what do you think? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment, below.