Monday, July 05, 2010

July 4th Tract

I had the privilege of helping with a special tract for my home church designed for July 4th. Just a few from my church were able to give out over 6,000 on that day. Marv over at One Million Tracts was great to work with on this project and I would encourage anyone interested in making a Gospel Tract to contact him. Below is the front of our Tract along with the text on the back. Feel free to use the text if you like.

Freedom - it’s worth dying for! Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Are you free or a slave? The answer may surprise you. Jesus said, “everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin” (Jn. 8:34). Are you a slave to sin? Have you committed sin? Take a quick test to see. Have you ever lied? Ever stolen anything (the value is irrelevant)? Ever hated, cursed at or spoke evil about someone? God sees these as murder (Mt. 5:21-22; I Jn. 3:15). Ever used God’s Name in vain? That’s called blasphemy. Ever lusted after someone? God sees lust as adultery (Mt. 5:27). If you have done these things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, murderous, blasphemer and adulterer. Would God judge you innocent or guilty? Would you deserve heaven or hell? If you’re honest, you know your just punishment would be hell. Jesus described hell as a place of eternal punishment, of weeping and gnashing of teeth, of outer darkness and unquenchable fire (Mt. 3:12; 24:51; 25:30, 46). “God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8) God’s wrath was poured out on His Son on the cross. Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, lived a perfect life (Jn. 8:58; Heb. 4:15) and willingly bore the penalty of our sins in our place (Rom. 3:24-26). He then rose from the dead, proving God the Father’s acceptance of the sacrifice (Rom. 4:25). Consider the love of God and the price that it took to redeem and set free rebellious sinners. It cost God the blood of His own Son for our rebellion! Do you want to be set free from the eternal penalty and slavery of sin? Jesus promised, “If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed” (Jn. 8:36)! How is this freedom received? As a gift of God (Eph. 2:8-10). It is the grace of God where He enables you to repent of your sin, turn to God and place your faith in Christ. God said, “you are slaves of the one whom you obey” (Rom. 6:16). You must let go of leading your own sinful life apart from God, repent of all sin and become a slave of God (Rom. 6:22). God’s promise is that Jesus, “will save His people from their sins” (Mt. 1:21). God commands you to repent of all your sins and trust in Jesus Christ alone as your Savior (deliverer) and surrender your life to Him as Lord (Master). This freedom is of utmost necessity. You must be set free. Without it you remain in bondage facing judgment and condemnation. Call on Him today and be set free.

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