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Churches in the West have placed such a heavy emphasis on teaching and making disciples that the work of sowing gospel seeds has been undervalued and even ignored. Finding converts and making disciples are interconnected tasks, and Christians should be encouraged to do both. You can’t make disciples unless you first find converts, and the work of finding converts cannot happen unless we raise up disciples to continue doing that work.

Let’s encourage each other to undertake the entire Great Commission, beginning with step one, which is to go and proclaim the gospel. Then, let’s advance to steps two and three—making disciples and baptizing them.

The Good News of Jesus Christ

God is perfect and He lives forever. He created humans to live with Him forever, but humans sinned. We’re all sinful and our bodies die. There’s nothing we can do to forgive our own sins and make our bodies immortal. We need God to give us a clean soul and a body that will never die. God loves us so much He sent Jesus to Earth to do just that.

Jesus is perfect, yet He took our sins upon himself when He died on the cross. He bore our pain in His body. He suffered Hell on the cross so that whoever believes in Him doesn’t have to suffer Hell for eternity. God raised Jesus to life, into an immortal body three days later.

Receive Jesus– Right Now—and Be Saved for Eternity!

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Savior, right now. All you have to do is believe. Believe that Jesus took all your sins upon Himself when He died on the cross. He was buried, and three days later, God raised Him from the dead. Turn away from any false beliefs and believe that God loved you so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to Earth to die for your sins on the cross. That’s all you have to do.

Whoever believes in Jesus’ death and resurrection receives forgiveness of sins and eternal life with God. In Jesus, and in Jesus alone, we have peace with God! In Jesus alone, we are children of God. In Jesus, your soul is made clean, and the Holy Spirit seals you for the day of resurrection, the day on which you will receive a new and immortal body.

You’re a new creation in Christ, inside out—body and soul. As a new creation, you get to live with God for eternity.

What Happens if I Reject Jesus?

Unbelief in Jesus is the greatest sin a human can commit. Those who reject Jesus will remain in sin and be cast into the Lake of Fire, known as Hell.

I Believe Jesus is Savior. Now What?

Turn away from false religions, man-made traditions, and self-made beliefs. Stop trusting in your own efforts and the systems and products of this world for your security and happiness. Trust God alone.

Turn away from all sin, such as anger, grudges, immoral thoughts and deeds, gossip, hateful thoughts and speech, selfishness, pride, greed, and the empty pleasures of this life.

Talk to God continually in prayer.

Read the Bible daily. Start with the Gospel of John if you’ve never read the Bible before.

Worship God with other believers.

Try joining a local church, and ask about baptism.

Go and tell others about Jesus.

Wait eagerly for Jesus’ appearing, at which time all who are in Christ will receive resurrected bodies.

#JesusIsTheSonOfGod
#JesusIsTheMessiah
#JesusIsTheSaviorOfTheWorld
#JesusIsGod
#OnlyJesusSaves
#OnlyJesus
#BelieveAndBeSaved
#EternalLifeInJesusIsFree
#JesusPaidItAll
#ReceiveTheHolySpirit
#BeANewCreation
#BornAgain
#NewLifeInChrist
#JesusFirst
#JesusIsTheHeadOfTheChurch
#LeadWithJesus
#StudyTheBible
#TheBibleIsTheWordOfGod
#TheBibleIsTruth
#JesusIsComing
#JesusIsComingSoon
#Rapture
#RaptureReady
#ProclaimJesus
#EvangelizeNow
#NoExcusesBeforeGod
#EndTimes
#BibleProphecy
#TheGreatCommission
#TheGospelOfJesusChrist
#TheGoodNews

If churches in the West truly believed that the Gospel of Jesus is the power of God to save, we would be raising up evangelists from our own congregations and taking the Gospel into the communities around us. Instead of leading with the Gospel, we host events or provide services to our communities with the hopes that attendees will come to church and hear the Gospel later…at some point.

We market our churches, but we fail to market for Jesus. We spend our time and effort building relationships with unbelievers rather than proclaiming the Gospel to all, shaking off the dust where we’re not received, and developing strong fellowship with those who receive Jesus.

We have kicked the Gospel of Jesus out of our sanctuaries and church events because we’re afraid of offending man, all the while, caring very little about how we’ve offended God. We treat Christ like the tail and not the head. We’ve forsaken our Christian duty to boldly proclaim Jesus, apostatized from God’s purpose for us. We have the form of godliness, but we deny the very power of God.

The Gospel is the power of God to save. It’s time to take back evangelism, to lead all church, and life, activities with the Gospel. We can no longer allow worldly models to run our churches but must trust in God’s simple, yet infinitely powerful model, for winning souls. We must do as Jesus commands in His Great Commission—go, teach, and baptize.

Don’t wait for your church to change. Be a lone evangelist if you must. Go now, in the name of Jesus! No excuses before God.

The Good News of Jesus Christ

God is perfect and He lives forever. He created humans to live with Him forever, but humans sinned. We’re all sinful and our bodies die. There’s nothing we can do to forgive our own sins and make our bodies immortal. We need God to give us a clean soul and a body that will never die. God loves us so much He sent Jesus to Earth to do just that.

Jesus is perfect, yet He took our sins upon himself when He died on the cross. He bore our pain in His body. He suffered Hell on the cross so that whoever believes in Him doesn’t have to suffer Hell for eternity. God raised Jesus to life, into an immortal body three days later.

Receive Jesus– Right Now—and Be Saved for Eternity!

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Savior, right now. All you have to do is believe. Believe that Jesus took all your sins upon Himself when He died on the cross. He was buried, and three days later, God raised Him from the dead. Turn away from any false beliefs and believe that God loved you so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to Earth to die for your sins on the cross. That’s all you have to do.

Whoever believes in Jesus’ death and resurrection receives forgiveness of sins and eternal life with God. In Jesus, and in Jesus alone, we have peace with God! In Jesus alone, we are children of God. In Jesus, your soul is made clean, and the Holy Spirit seals you for the day of resurrection, the day on which you will receive a new and immortal body.

You’re a new creation in Christ, inside out—body and soul. As a new creation, you get to live with God for eternity.

I Believe Jesus is Savior. Now What?

Turn away from false religions, man-made traditions, and self-made beliefs. Stop trusting in your own efforts and the systems and products of this world for your security and happiness. Trust God alone.

Turn away from all sin, such as anger, grudges, immoral thoughts and deeds, gossip, hateful thoughts and speech, selfishness, pride, greed, and the empty pleasures of this life.

Talk to God continually in prayer.

Read the Bible daily. Start with the Gospel of John if you’ve never read the Bible before.

Worship God with other believers.

Try joining a local church, and ask about baptism.

Go and tell others about Jesus.

Wait eagerly for Jesus’ appearing, at which time all who are in Christ will receive resurrected bodies. #JesusIsTheSonOfGod
#JesusIsTheMessiah
#JesusIsTheSaviorOfTheWorld
#JesusIsGod
#OnlyJesusSaves
#OnlyJesus
#BelieveAndBeSaved
#EternalLifeInJesusIsFree
#JesusPaidItAll
#ReceiveTheHolySpirit
#BeANewCreation
#BornAgain
#NewLifeInChrist
#JesusFirst
#JesusIsTheHeadOfTheChurch
#LeadWithJesus
#StudyTheBible
#TheBibleIsTheWordOfGod
#TheBibleIsTruth
#JesusIsComing
#JesusIsComingSoon
#Rapture
#RaptureReady
#ProclaimJesus
#EvangelizeNow
#NoExcusesBeforeGod

I share several tactics for spreading the Good News about Jesus during Halloween and throughout the entire year. October 31, and every other day on the calendar, belongs to God. Christians, we need to proclaim Jesus every day, especially on Halloween. Satan has usurped Halloween, and many of us have willingly handed over the entire Fall season to practices rooted in paganism and superstition. It’s time to take back Halloween. It’s time to take back Fall! Redeem Halloween—and every other day for Jesus!

Note
My Church funded the church track. I’m eternally grateful!!!

Fact
Halloween actually commemorates the worldwide flood of Noah’s time. A video about that from Ken Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZclRveGOOU

Bibles in Bulk
https://biblesinbulk.com/

Gospel of John (ESV)
https://biblesinbulk.com/esv-gospel-of-john-paperback-cross-design-case-of-216-9781433544194.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwwL6aBhBlEiwADycBIGEfXLbiYGegUdlZPHRYQKaMx0YFbHWLilQvyUQGCTWJOgrGAGuVixoCanQQAvD_BwE

New Testament (ESV, large print)
https://biblesinbulk.com/esv-outreach-new-testament-large-print-softcover-case-of-40-9781433555992.html

Spanish Gospel of John
https://biblesinbulk.com/el-evangelio-de-juan-ntv-enc-r-250-stica-ntv-gospel-of-john-softcover-case-of-120-9781414314891.html

Custom Design Stickers on Amazon

Ordering Tracks
I make my own, so I don’t have any recommendations for ordering premade tracks. If you order tracks, please make sure they clearly explain that Jesus is the Son of God, that He is the perfect sacrifice for our sin, that it’s only by belief in His death and resurrection that we’re saved from sin, reconciled to God, and promised eternal life. The track should also state that Hell is the consequence for unbelief. I stay away from tracks that describe Hell as “separation from God.” Yes, Hell is separation from God, but it is also eternal torment in the Lake of Fire.

My video about Hell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZQsImiDtJc&t=2s

Making and Printing Tracks
I’ve had mixed experiences with printing tracks, so I’m not going to recommend a company. There are many print-on-demand companies out there, so hopefully, you find a good one where you can print your own gospel tracks, should you decide to make your own.

The Good News of Jesus Christ
God is perfect and lives forever. He created humans to live with Him forever, but humans sinned. We’re all sinful and our bodies die. There’s nothing we can do to forgive our own sins and make our bodies immortal. We need God to give us a clean soul and a body that will never die. God loves us so much He sent Jesus to Earth to do just that.

Jesus is perfect, yet He took our sins upon himself when He died on the cross. He bore our pain in His body. He suffered Hell on the cross so that whoever believes in Him doesn’t have to suffer Hell for eternity. God raised Jesus to life, into an immortal body three days later.

Receive Jesus– Right Now—and Be Saved for Eternity!
If you would like to receive Jesus as your Savior, right now. All you have to do is believe. Believe that Jesus took all your sins upon Himself when He died on the cross. Turn away from any false beliefs and believe that God loved you so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to Earth to die for your sins on the cross and that God raised Jesus from the dead. That’s all you have to do.

Whoever believes in Jesus’ death and resurrection receives forgiveness of sins and eternal life with God. In Jesus, and in Jesus alone, we have peace with God! In Jesus alone, we are children of God. In Jesus, your soul is made clean, and the Holy Spirit seals you for the day of resurrection, the day on which you will receive a new and immortal body.

You’re a new creation in Christ, inside out—body and soul. As a new creation, you get to live with God for eternity.

I Believe Jesus is Savior. Now What?
Turn away from false religions, man-made traditions, and self-made beliefs. Stop trusting in your own efforts and the systems and products of this world for your security and happiness. Trust God alone.

Turn away from all sin, such as anger, grudges, immoral thoughts and deeds, gossip, hateful thoughts and speech, selfishness, pride, greed, and the empty pleasures of this life.

Talk to God continually in prayer.

Read the Bible daily. Start with the Gospel of John if you’ve never read the Bible before.

Worship God with other believers.

Try joining a local church, and ask about baptism.

Go and tell others about Jesus.

Wait eagerly for Jesus’ appearing, at which time all who are in Christ will receive resurrected bodies.

#JesusIsTheSonOfGod
#JesusIsTheMessiah
#JesusIsTheSaviorOfTheWorld
#JesusIsGod
#OnlyJesusSaves
#OnlyJesus
#BelieveAndBeSaved
#EternalLifeInJesusIsFree
#JesusPaidItAll
#ReceiveTheHolySpirit
#BeANewCreation
#BornAgain
#NewLifeInChrist
#JesusFirst
#JesusIsTheHeadOfTheChurch
#LeadWithJesus
#StudyTheBible
#TheBibleIsTheWordOfGod
#TheBibleIsTruth
#JesusIsComing
#JesusIsComingSoon
#Rapture
#RaptureReady #ProclaimJesus
#EvangelizeNow
#NoExcusesBeforeGod
#EvangelizeHalloween
#TheCalendarBelongsToGod

If you are not ready to approach strangers and ask them if they would like to hear the Good News about Jesus, then you can try passive evangelism. I don’t recommend passive evangelism alone for the long term, but it can be a good warmup to active evangelism. Passive evangelism is also a great way to supplement your active evangelism. For example, wearing Jesus apparel when you go out to have evangelistic conversations can only increase the chances that people will be reminded of Jesus.

If passive evangelism is all you feel comfortable doing right now, then pray that God will give you boldness when sharing the Gospel. God promises to give us boldness when proclaiming Jesus, and I can attest to His faithfulness in keeping this (and every) promise. The more I speak about Jesus, out loud, with others, the more boldness God gives me. The goal is to get to the point where you can freely proclaim Jesus wherever you go.

As you engage in any kind of evangelism, passive or active, pray that God will give you His boldness, especially in the face of persecution, which you will encounter. Also, dress yourself with the Spiritual armor described in Ephesians 6:10-18. Evangelism is spiritual war!

Here are a few Ideas for Passive Evangelism. Get creative and come up with more ideas on your own:

-Wear Jesus t-shirts and apparel.

-Post lawn signs in your yard. Use simple messages, such as “Jesus is Savior,” “Jesus is the Son of God,” “Jesus is Coming,” “Jesus Died for You,” “Jesus Lives,” “Call on Jesus.”  Feel free to come up with your own messages.

-Give tracks to cashiers, drive-through window attendants, hotel clerks, or leave tracks with tips for waitresses, cleaning crews, etc.

-Leave tracks in public places, such as restrooms or park tables.

-Hand out tracks with Halloween candy.

-Hand out tracks with candy as gifts for other holidays, such as Christmas and Easter.

-Post a YouTube video of your testimony or a simple gospel presentation.

-Mail tracks to your neighbors.

-Post the gospel message or gospel Bible verses, such as John 3:16, to social media.

-Include a gospel Bible verse with your email signature.

-Hand out free Bibles or Books of John or Luke.

-Hand out tracks in parking lots or crowded events. This is verging on active evangelism and might lead you to have evangelistic conversations, which would be active evangelism.

How to Receive Jesus—Right Now!

Admit there’s nothing you can do to forgive your own sins. Admit you need Jesus to save your soul, and believe. Believe that Jesus took all your sins upon Himself when He died on the cross. That’s all you have to do. Just believe that God loved you so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to Earth to die for your sins on the cross. Jesus was perfect, yet He took our sins. He bore our pain. He suffered Hell on the cross so that whoever believes in Him doesn’t have to suffer Hell for eternity. God raised Jesus to life three days later.

When you trust that Jesus is your Savior, God gives you a new heart. You’re born again on the inside, and the Holy Spirit seals you for the day of resurrection, the day on which you will receive a new and immortal body. You’re a new creation in Christ, inside out—body and soul.

As a new creation, you get to live with God for eternity. God is perfect and immortal, and He loves you so much that He made a way for you to become perfect and immortal too. Jesus is the Way. Jesus is the only Way! Trust in Jesus today!

I Believe Jesus is Savior. Now what?

Turn away from all sin, anger, unforgiveness, selfishness, pride, greed, the empty pleasures of this life, false religions, and self-made beliefs. Stop trusting in the systems of this world for your security and happiness. Trust God alone.

Talk to God continually in prayer.

Read the Bible daily.

Worship God with other believers.

Try joining a local church, and ask about baptism.

Go and tell others about Jesus.

Wait eagerly for Jesus’ appearing, at which time all who are in Christ will receive resurrected bodies.

#ProclaimJesus
#EvangelizeNow
#NoExcusesBeforeGod
#OnlyJesusSaves
#JesusIsTheSonOfGod
#JesusIsTheMessiah
#JesusIsTheSaviorOfTheWorld
#JesusIsGod
#OnlyJesus
#BelieveAndBeSaved
#EternalLifeInJesusIsFree
#JesusPaidItAll
#ReceiveTheHolySpirit
#BeANewCreation
#BornAgain
#NewLifeInChrist
#JesusFirst
#JesusIsTheHeadOfTheChurch
#LeadWithJesus
#StudyTheBible
#TheBibleIsTheWordOfGod
#TheBibleIsTruth
#JesusIsComing
#JesusIsComingSoon
#Rapture
#RaptureReady

I oftentimes talk to people who believe that simply being kind is all they need to be in the right with God. Some of these people will, in the same conversation, put down Christians or Christianity in some way. A few of them will even accuse me, a Christian, of being unkind, for explaining to them that they can receive eternal life with God by believing that Jesus died on the cross for them. If you believe in being kind to all humans, then please make sure you’re including Christians in “all.”

To be clear, telling a person about Jesus is the greatest act of love one human can do for another. Kindness is what motivates Christians to go and share the Good News with others. Sure, false teachers have selfish motives for sharing the Gospel. But true, born-again Christians are acting in kindness when sharing Jesus.

Also, please understand that being kind doesn’t make you right with God. Yes, God wants all humans to be kind to each other. That goes without saying. But God wouldn’t have sent His Son, Jesus, down from heaven if kindness was all a human needed to get right with Him.

If you want to be right with God, you must be perfect, as He is perfect. A perfect God can’t be in the presence of sin. You can be the kindest person on the planet, but if you have sinned even once, you’re unfit to be with God. You must be cleansed of your sin if you want to have peace with God. And there’s only one way to be cleansed of sin—Jesus.

God loves you so much, and He wants to be with you so badly, that He sent His Son, Jesus, to Earth to die for your sins on the cross. Jesus was perfect, yet He took our sins. He bore our pain. He suffered Hell on the cross so that whoever believes in Him doesn’t have to suffer Hell for eternity. God raised Jesus to life three days later.

When you trust that Jesus is your Savior, God gives you a new heart. You’re born again on the inside, and the Holy Spirit seals you for the day of resurrection, the day on which you will receive a new and immortal body. You’re a new creation in Christ, inside out—body and soul.

As a new creation, you get to live with God for eternity. God is perfect and immortal, and He loves you so much that He made a way for you to become perfect and immortal too. Jesus is the Way. Jesus is the only Way! Trust in Jesus today! That’s all you have to do. Believe that Jesus alone saves you from your sins.

I Believe Jesus is Savior. Now what?

Turn away from all sin, the empty pleasures of this life, false religions, and self-made beliefs. Stop trusting in the systems of this world for your security and happiness. Trust God alone.

Talk to God continually in prayer.

Read the Bible daily.

Worship God with other believers.

Try joining a local church, and ask about baptism. Go and tell others about Jesus.

Wait eagerly for Jesus’ appearing, at which time all who are in Christ will receive resurrected bodies.

#OnlyJesusSaves
#JesusIsTheSonOfGod
#JesusIsTheMessiah
#JesusIsTheSaviorOfTheWorld
#JesusIsGod
#OnlyJesus
#BelieveAndBeSaved
#EternalLifeInJesusIsFree
#JesusPaidItAll
#ReceiveTheHolySpirit
#BeANewCreation
#BornAgain
#NewLifeInChrist
#JesusFirst
#JesusIsTheHeadOfTheChurch
#LeadWithJesus
#StudyTheBible
#TheBibleIsTheWordOfGod
#TheBibleIsTruth
#JesusIsComing
#JesusIsComingSoon
#Rapture
#RaptureReady
#ProclaimJesus
#EvangelizeNow
#NoExcusesBeforeGod