That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Monday, May 15, 2006

This is my Tract


This is one of the tracts I like to distribute during Saturday Tract Passing. Since there are always jws at the metro, even during the week, I like to differentiate myself from them as much as possible. That is why I like handing out tracts that clearly proclaim Jesus Christ as Saviour!

We get most of our tracts from Fellowship Tract League and from Chick Publications.

This one right here is from Fellowhip Tract League.

30 Comments:

  • At Monday, May 15, 2006 8:27:00 PM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    Unlike other tracts, this one is very outright. People see the name of Jesus Christ and they make up their mind quickly.Some refuse it and some take it willingly.

    It takes a courageous soul to project the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

     
  • At Monday, May 15, 2006 9:33:00 PM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    I hate the tracts that take forever to get to the point. Looks like you've got a good one.

    I think the only ones I've used (at least that I can remember) are designed to walk through the gospel and may not be well understood without someone there to explain it. It was a tool for the evangelist more than anything else, I think.

    My parents were with Campus Crusade for Christ in the early '70s (it's how they met) and they had copies of "The Four Spiritual Laws" around at least until I was in high school. "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life." Also not how I would start out a tract, but it was still used effectively for many years.

    Have you seen The Way of the Master? They have an interesting method of sharing the gospel by going through the ten commandments to establish whether or not someone is a good person. Most people think they are good people and don't really need all that religious stuff, so I think their approach might be quite useful. I had a co-worker in California who liked to use it a lot. I think it is a rare example of a tract that I might use/give that isn't as straightforward as yours. (Disclaimer: it uses language that sounds a lot like it was written by someone who believes in Lordship salvation - I'm not quite sure where you stand on that, but the idea can be used without their tract when sharing the gospel.)

     
  • At Monday, May 15, 2006 10:03:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Consecrated, that's why I like this tract. People know what they are being handed. But I also love the chick tracts; these things sell like hot potatoes!

    Angie, one of the tracts that felowship tracts league has is entitled "I'm a really good person". The almost obvious thing for a lost soul is that you go to heaven by being a good person, which we know is not the way.

    I had never heard of "the way of the master". I surfed the website for a little while.

    Our church has over thousands of copies of a tract we received from a church from Rochester, NY "the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world". I believe they published it, and it's another one of my favorite.

    Simple and contains loads of Bible verses!

     
  • At Monday, May 15, 2006 10:46:00 PM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    Bible verses are always good. As my youth pastor like to say, "Let the lion out of the cage and let it defend itself." The word comes with power!

    Speaking of heaven, I was on the phone with my friend the other day. She was talking about her fiance (one of the people who interviewed me today; the other interviewer is a friend from church) and said that she believes in heaven because of people like him. If anyone is going to heaven, she said, he is. It was hard to listen to that and know how to tastefully respond, knowing that he is not saved. I responded by saying something about how I know that I am going to heaven - I have assurance - no ifs! It's definitely a conversation to follow up with!

     
  • At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 7:51:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    I think the best tracts have very few words. People will rarely spend long reading a tract with a lengthy piece of writing.

    I am very unhappy with tracts that tell people to 'ask Jesus into your heart'. I think the Chick tracts say that. Quite unscriptural.

    Every Blessing in Christ

    Matthew

     
  • At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 8:49:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Amen, Angie, that is a great response.

    I agree, Matthew. Short and sweet. People lose interest very quickly. "Ask Jesus into your heart" is wishy-washy. That bothers me also. Fellow-ship tract league has some really great tracts, and some that I'm not too crazy about.

    Some of the best tracts we use are from "The people's gospel hour" from Perry Rockwood's church. I think he's American but pastors a church here in Nova Scotia.

     
  • At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 8:50:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    *by here, I meant here in Canada, not here in Nova Scotia :)

     
  • At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Carey said…

    Sarah, this has nothing to do with your post, but I must admit I am having a hard time reading a yellow font against a white background. Sorry. Just had to say something.

     
  • At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    You mean the "sanctify them through thy truth"?

    Ok, I will change it tonight and you'll let me know if it's better!

     
  • At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 9:34:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Carey, so what which font is bothering you. I want to fix it, me no want to bother!!

    If anything, I will e-mail (or call) you! Thanks for the insights, I appreciate it.

     
  • At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 9:35:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    *what which* lol

    which old witch, the wicked witch, ding dong the witch is dead...oh sorry, I loooveeeee the wizard of oz!

     
  • At Wednesday, May 17, 2006 4:55:00 PM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    Oh that's what I sing to Sarah in order to wake her up, sometimes (never mind that it drives her nuts).

    Ding Dong....
    "Get out of bed, the witch is dead
    Which old witch?
    The wicket witch"

    Then I love the part which when Dorothy says that she thought the witch was dead, the reply comes: "Oh that was the wicked witch of the west. This is the wicked witch of the East."

    I think the actress does a great job there.

     
  • At Wednesday, May 17, 2006 5:19:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    ahahaha, yes, I just looovvvvve it when you wake me up to that song. Lol, it if funny though.

    yep, and you like the lion too. "why did you do that", lol, too cute!

    Judie Garland is quite talented. I love her voice!

     
  • At Wednesday, May 17, 2006 8:45:00 PM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    I always got this one:
    Good morning, good morning, good morning, it's time to rise and shine!
    Good morning good morning, good morning, I hope you're feeling fine!

    My last roommate in college used to sing a derivation of the song, too, so it wasn't just my family! It's from the first Bullfrogs & Butterflies album. My sisters and I used to listen to that record (yes, it was a record!) when we were young.

     
  • At Wednesday, May 17, 2006 9:33:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Ooooh, lol, yes, they use that one in commercials!!!

    It can be rather annoying on a Saturday morning when all you want to do is sleep in, which happens to be the only day of the week you can afford to squeeze in some extra hours of beauty sleep.

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:21:00 AM, Blogger Carey said…

    Hahaha... cute. Leila, don't wake me up with that song! I shall have to try extra hard to wake before you do. ;-)

    My mom (an aged hippee from CA) woke Jer and I blaring "Surfing Safari" (Beach Boys) on the surround-sound system. Needless to say, we were never the same after that...

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 8:43:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    oohhhh, lol, that is too funny.

    Our mommys are just way too adorable!

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 10:32:00 AM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    Actually, my mom gave me an alarm clock and expected me to use it. My sister was much more likely to wake me up. Her favorite thing to do was dance around our room and say (sing?), "Don't be stupid, get up and get up!" It was annoying and I have never been a morning person. I'd take the Bullfrogs & Butterflies any day over what I got from her. She calmed down later on when life got busier and sleep became more precious.

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 10:36:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    My brother would wake me up by jumpin on me!!

    My mom got me an alaram clock this past christmas! It's kinda funky, I really like it.

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    yeah, I guess she (Srah) prefers to wake up to a CD of her choice. That's why her new alarm clock has a CD player, although my daughter has programmed it to the most boring blaring tat tat tat tat sound.

    I shouldn't have spent that kind of money on a funky alarm clock.

    I'm thinking of the homeless people at this point ummm!

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:20:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    hahahaha, the homeless don't have homes and therefore, cannot plug the alarm!

    I wake up to the ta ta ta because it is so annoying that I get up to switch it off. I tried the cd, but I have such good taste in music (hihi) that the song goes through my dreams.

    I need something to shock me to wake up. Like your singing, hahahahahahahahahahahah

    Lol, on a serious note, my momy has a beautiful voice during church. She's in the choir and her voice is enchanting!

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:08:00 PM, Blogger Carey said…

    Oh, I want to hear you sing, Leila!

    Thankfully, I am a morning person, so I'm usually the first one wo wake up. Rarely have to worry about my brother jumping on my bed (he's not brave enough to try). This morning I was out the door and in the car 30 minutes after waking up!

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 8:32:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Carey, that is commendable. I have a hard time in the morning.

    Ever worn your shirt backwards and it gets you till you get to work to realize. Mornings are harsh for me!!

     
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  • At Saturday, May 20, 2006 8:04:00 AM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    Thanks girls. And Carey don't get your expectations up high. I am just a regular soprano who cannot hit those high notes. That is why I do well in group singing where my voice adds that something to the group.

    You will hear me in church, hopefully, Carey.

     
  • At Saturday, May 20, 2006 11:00:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Anonymous, thank you, that is very encouraging.

    Please do come back again!

    *Consecrated, you have a lovely voice!

     
  • At Sunday, May 21, 2006 3:10:00 PM, Blogger Carey said…

    Then you would be a second soprano, Leila. I sang second soprano in choir for years. That's as high as I can go. I'm sure your voice is lovely! We can praise the Lord together!

    My poor Sarah! Don't worry, I'll help you in the mornings! *laughs*

     
  • At Sunday, May 21, 2006 5:10:00 PM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    lOOking forward to singing together. You will see how crazy we can be in our small conservative church.

     
  • At Sunday, May 21, 2006 10:45:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    yippie, thanks Carey, I shall need your help!

    I cannot wait for your arrival, you will be such a fun addition, not to mention a blessing!!

     

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