“He that winneth souls is wise.” Proverbs 11:30
Do you desire to win souls? Are you willing to try a new, yet time-tested method to reach others for Christ while there is still time? This method that I am going to share with you is approximately 500 years old and could revolutionize your life today here on earth, and throughout eternity. It started when the LORD had the printing press come into existence so that His Word could be propagated to all the peoples of the earth.
As a roman catholic monk with an unredeemed, darkened heart, Martin Luther read the book of Romans and had just discovered that a man is saved by God’s grace through faith, not by works or adherence to a religion (Ephesians 2:8-9). He accepted God’s gift of eternal life and was saved. So, this reformer nailed the 99 declarations to the roman church door and was thereby persecuted by the catholic system from that day forward. A few years following this event, and by divine providence, the printing press was invented. Luther began publishing literature (tracts) about salvation by grace through faith and was able to reach tens of thousands across Europe with the Gospel. Riding upon the vehicle of the printed page, the Gospel of Jesus spread like wild fire across the Europe.
Gospel Tracts have been used by Christians for some 500 years now to reach millions of precious souls who might never have been otherwise reached. The Gospel of Jesus Christ in short form on a tract can convict the alienated soul of sin and plant the necessary seed of salvation.
“I HAVE PLANTED, APOLLOS WATERED; BUT GOD GAVE THE INCREASE…NOW HE THAT PLANTETH AND HE THAT WATERETH ARE ONE: AND EVERY MAN SHALL RECEIVE HIS OWN REWARD ACCORDING TO HIS OWN LABOUR. FOR WE ARE LABOURERS TOGETHER WITH GOD.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-9
Did you notice that the apostle Paul said; ” I HAVE PLANTED, APOLLOS WATERED; BUT GOD GAVE THE INCREASE…”? How can God give “the increase” if His servants don’t plant and water the seed of His perfect Word? Isn’t it amazing how that our Heavenly Father has granted us the privilege of participating in His plan of redemption and even promises rewards in Heaven to the faithful?! (John 4:35; Daniel 12:3)
A tract as defined by Daniel Webster means “a pamphlet or leaflet, especially one on a religious subject.” A Gospel tract is a vehicle upon which God’s holy Word is recorded. The tract is then placed where the lost can pick it up, read it, and have the Gospel of Christ enlighten their hearts. This is a proven method of communicating the death, burial, and resurrection of the Son of God to sinners.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
Has the Holy Ghost been prompting you to reach the lost in this last hour? If so, it is important for you to realize that literature evangelism is a method that He also originated and is integrally involved in today.
Remember, there will be no sinners to reach in Heaven and we only have a short time to reach them here on earth, because our LORD is coming soon. The close of this age is at hand, “…the night cometh when no man can work.” John 9:4 If we are going to do something for Christ, we must do it now.
Someone has wisely stated that “The only thing better than going to Heaven is taking others with you.” I dare to say, according to Scripture, that ALL true Christians have a desire to share Christ with others. It would not be impossible for His love to fill one’s heart and he not desire to tell others.
I am writing to you today, as your friend and brother in Christ, to tell you that you can do something significant to reach the lost for Jesus! You can use this practical method to reach others for Christ. Distributing Gospel literature is a very effective method of evangelism. I am no different than you and have been putting out Gospel literature for over 15 years now. On a daily basis I have developed the simple habit of carrying tracts wherever I go. I always have 3-10 tracts on my person with at least 50-150 in my car. This habit has become so natural that I feel lost without Gospel literature in my possession – only because I have developed the habit of evangelizing this way. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the apostle Paul instructed Timothy to; “Do the work of an evangelist.” 2 Timothy 4:5 Note the phrase “the work of an evangelist.” “The work of an evangelist” is to win the lost.
One of the reasons I started a tract ministry in 1987 is because I got tired of running out of tracts to pass out. I got very frustrated and wanted to put an end to lack, once and for all time! I never wanted to be without Gospel literature again! It seemed like every extra dollar I could squeeze out, I’d mail to a tract ministry to order 100-200 tracts. That’s all I could afford at the time. Obviously, I didn’t have an abundance of money in those days, but the LORD used what I had to His glory and He multiplied it, as He promised in the parable of the talents and as He did with the loaves and fishes (Matt. 25; 2 Cor. 9:10).
Within days of receiving tracts in the mail from other tract ministries, I was completely out and wanting more in order to reach more people. Finally, after praying about this, I believe it was impressed upon my heart to write an evangelistic message, so I did. It became the very first tract we ever published and was titled “The Absolute.” Then, I felt impressed to get a printing press. At that time I didn’t even know what a printing press looked like. Well, to make a long story short, we were blessed with one and started learning how to use it without the slightest lesson or experience. The first night, myself and a friend ruined 1-2 reams of paper trying to learn. We learned as we went. This was the start of a ministry that would lead to numerous salvations by producing some million and a half tracts over the next few years, and it all started by simple obedience to God’s Word.
“Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables (the printed page), that he may run that readeth it.” Habakkuk 2:2
THE 1080 PLAN
What do you think might happen if you simply placed 3 tracts per day where someone could pick them up? That’s 90 per month and 1080 per year! Just think, if only 50% of those tracts got read (that’s a conservative figure) what could happen. Only Heaven will reveal! That’s 540 souls who would have the eternal Word of God planted in their hearts as a result of your ministry. Isn’t this exciting!?
Just maybe you have experienced the thoughts that went something like this; “Okay, I want to be used by God to reach the lost, but how do I get started? What practical thing can I personally do to let fellow men know about the love of God?” If this has been the question of your heart, just maybe you could obtain some Gospel tracts and begin a tract outreach ministry to the world around you? No one else can reach your world but you. This is your calling from God. What do you think? Only eternity will reveal how many people miss eternal hell and go to Heaven as a result of your service to our LORD. Remember the song, “Thank you, for giving to the LORD, I am a life that was changed…”? Will there be people in Heaven who thank you for reaching them before it was too late?
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN REACH OUT WITH TRACTS:
Reflecting upon today, I remember that I was privileged to distribute several Gospel tracts in my travels. I didn’t even need to go out of my way – I was already going to be in those places. I thought, “Why not make the best impact for Christ while walking to and through a building?” In the morning, while searching for a greeting card, I placed some tracts (2-3) inside some greeting cards at the grocery store, and on the way out dropped one in each of two soft drink machines so that the next person who got a soft drink, got a tract too. This took little extra effort, I was already enroute, yet could have eternal consequences. At a restaurant tonight, I used the restroom and placed 3-4 in there so that the next few unsuspecting patronizers would have the Gospel readily available to them. Don’t forget, there is normally a water fountain and/or telephones near bathrooms where tracts can be placed. Don’t forget to place one of two in different places of the phone book. Today, at the gas pump I placed a tract on the pump so that the next person could get it. There are limitless ways to get tracts out so that sinners can be reached. Your imagination is the limit. What an adventure!
THERE ARE MANY PLACES GOSPEL TRACTS CAN BE PLACED. HERE ARE A FEW:
Hands (remember to smile with God’s love), convenience stores, newspaper stands, coke machines, Laundromats, beauty shops, telephone booths, airports, airplanes, park benches, magazines/magazine racks, restaurants, doctor’s offices, grocery store shelves, bus stations, dentist’s offices, public restrooms, libraries hospitals, shopping malls, at social events, etc….and the list goes on. The idea is to infiltrate, inundate, and saturate your community with the Gospel.
INVADE YOUR CITY WITH THE WORD ON THE PRINTED PAGE: Launch a major tract attack in your world. Begin today. Jesus said: “The seed is the word of God”. It’s our time to PLANT IT! (Luke 8:11) God will bless your efforts. If you need tracts, contact us.
This ministry exists to spread the Gospel. We would love to assist you in starting your own witnessing ministry for the Lord. All you need to get started is a willing and obedient heart, and some good Gospel literature.
If you need Gospel tracts to help you reach the lost, click on the Tracts button on this site.
“Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Acts 20:21
P.S. – It makes it all worth while when you get a personal phone call at 3 AM in the morning from a guy who has just read a tract you distributed and is wanting to pray to get saved! This actually happened! But, whether you see the fruit or not, you must understand that God’s Word does not return void, but accomplishes what God ordains in the hearts of those who read the literature you place out in your world. See Isaiah 55:10-11; Rom. 1:16
NEVER doubt the power of God’s Word.
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