Saturday, December 6, 2014

Evangelism Musings (Christmas Packs) 12/06/14

It's Christmas Pack season again! If you're looking for a way to share the gospel with other people while you're out and about this Christmas season, I would suggest making up some "Christmas packs" and handing them out while you run errands and interact with people during this season.

My friend Kim and I got together and made up a bunch of these the other night so we're ready to share the gospel when the opportunity presents itself this Christmas season. 

Each pack contains: A gospel tract, a few pieces of candy, and a half-size sheet of paper with the following greeting. 

"Peace on earth. Goodwill to men." That's a popular phrase this time of year. Do you know where it comes from? It comes from the Bible. Many people think of peace as the absence of conflict or the absence of fighting, but the peace spoken of int he Bible is much greater than that. "Peace on earth. Goodwill to men" refers to peace between you and God. It's the message the angels brought to the shepherds in the field the night Jesus was born on this earth. "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men!" Luke 2:14. It's the message we proclaim when we sing that classic Christmas carol Hark the Herald Angels Sing ("Peace on earth and mercy mild. God and sinners reconciled). Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ was born on this earth. He came here to provide us with the peace of reconciliation with God. That is why we celebrate Christmas.

 I have provided two things for your today: 

  • A treat (Merry Christmas! Enjoy!) 
  • A gospel tract (my hope is that you will read the message in the tract and spend some time considering it today).

Merry Christmas and enjoy your day!

I hope you'll consider this evangelism tool as a means for sharing the gospel with those you meet during this busy time of year. I keep a bunch of them in my purse and hand them out to cashiers when I go through check out lines, bell ringers when I walk in and out of stores, waiters and waitresses when I visit a restaurant, distraught looking husbands waiting for their wives to finish trying on "one more sweater" while I'm wandering around a clothing store doing the same thing. The possibilities are endless. 

Consider this: You might give the gospel message to someone who has never heard it before, and it's as easy as saying, "This is for you. Merry Christmas!"

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