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How To Win A Soul 3

(Or How To Win A Soul With A Gospel Tract)

Distributing Gospel tracts is a wonderful way to win souls. (Or bring backsliders back to Christ). A couple of decades ago I went into a McDonald*s for a cup of coffee. There was a young black man about 20 years old there pan-handling. He told me he was out of work and hungry. I put a few dollars into a gospel tract and handed it to him. He turned and took a couple of steps toward the counter to get something to eat. Suddenly he stopped as if he had run into an invisible wall. He turned around and told me in tears about how he had received Christ in his early teens but was not walking with the Lord.

What could impact a young man so quickly and powerfully? The first page of the gospel tract had a picture of Uncle Sam pointing right at you. The picture had been used to recruit young men to enlist in the army. The caption originally read: Uncle Sam Wants You! The caption under the picture on the gospel tract was God Wants You!

I have created a gospel tract that I am comfortable with that has that same picture and the caption The Lord Wants YOU! I shall include most of the text of that gospel tract here. You are welcome to print it, edit it, modify it, distribute it, paste the picture on it or copy it. It you have a good source of gospel tracts you prefer, get them and get going with distributing them! Here is the text of the one I prefer:

The Lord Wants YOU!

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. . . . 2 Peter 3:9:

God does not want anyone to go to the Lake of Fire, commonly called Hell. Repentance is regretting something that you did or having remorse over it. It can lead to a resolution not to repeat the offense. That kind of repentance is a good thing. However, the repentance in the verse on the preceding page is specific. It is repentance toward God.

. . . repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. . . . Acts 20:21b:

You must regret your attitude toward God (sin) and ask Him to forgive it and change it. You who believed that you did not need His involvement in your lives must know that you DO need Him. You who live the moments of your lives as if God does not exist must know that He does exist and wants to be in your lives and lovingly in charge every moment of your lives. You must invite Him into your life and ask Him to take charge of it. You must stop excluding Him.

You who had no faith in the Lord Jesus must believe in Him. If you believe in Him you will receive Him as your Saviour. He will then come into your heart and live there. When He enters your heart and lives there He forgives all of your sin including the most important sin of excluding Him.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: . . . John 1:12

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; . . . Ephesians 3:17a

He will never leave you and by His presence in you in the person of The Holy Spirit He will change you into a new creature who will never want to exclude Him from your heart again.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. . . . 2 Corinthians 5:17

. . . for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. . . . Hebrews 13:5

He will also help you by His presence within to avoid your moment by moment sins. He will help you to live every moment under His guidance.

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. . . . Galatians 5:16

His last and ultimate step of guidance for you will be directly into that Paradise called Heaven.

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father*s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. . . . John 14:1-3

The moment He takes you to heaven He will also complete the changes He wants to make in you. He will change you into a person who will no longer be able to commit even moment by moment sins.

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: . . . Philippians 1:6

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. . . . 1 Corinthians 15:52

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: . . . Colossians: 1:21-22

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. . . . Romans 13:13

Pray this prayer: Lord Jesus, I receive you as my Saviour. Come into my heart and my life. Cleanse me of my sin. Guide me for the rest of eternity. Thank you.

If you have received Jesus as Saviour you need to tell someone about it.

I suggest that you get permission to put the name, address and phone number of your church at the bottom.

Care to discuss How To Win A Soul 3 with Ron?

He'd also like to hear your prayer requests