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Hammons Field 072409

Street Witnessing

Hammons Field
Home of the Springfield Cardinals

Passing Out Gospel Tracts

July 24, 2009


We Stood Right Out In Front

This evening, Steve and I met up in downtown Springfield, Missouri at Hammons Field - Home of the Springfield Cardinals.  There was a game getting ready to start.  Between the two of us, we passed out 750 
Gospel Tracts in an hour. 

We Stood Where the Picture Was Taken To Pass Out Tracts
Get Ready!

Brad:  Hello,  Did You Get Your Millon Dollar Bill? There's a Gospel Message On the Back of It.

Steve Passing Out Gospel Tracts

When we go out to pass out tracts or share the gospel with someone, we are to plant seed, water seed, and at times, we will reap the fruit from what others have planted and will see their salvation. 

God is in control.  His Word will not return void to Him.  Sometimes we are just planters of His Word, sometimes we are just there to water the Word, and sometimes we may see the Word come to fruition in their lives. 

We are not out to get "notches" in our "spiritual belt", so that we can boast about bringing a certain number of people to Christ.  We are to be a witness and preach the gospel to every creature.  The Holy Spirit will bring about the conviction and transformation in their life. 

Just think, Steve and I spent one hour of our lives in front of the ball park this evening.  750 gospel tracts were passed out to people.  That means that 750 people will read the gospel message on the back, and 750 people will be changed in one way or the other - God's Word will not return void.  By the way, we did not see one tract lying on the ground.  If every Christian on the face of the earth would just get up and share the gospel like we should be doing, think of the difference we could make.  

Most people we passed out gospel tracts to took it.  There were probably 5 percent of folks who said they didn't want one when we talked to them first and handed one to them. 

There was one young teenage girl that came up to me after I offered her a gospel tract, patted me on the shoulder, looked me in the eye and said, "Jesus is my savior".  Now, she was patronizing me.  She knew it was a gospel tract, and she was insulting me.  That's okay.  She quickly left. 

There's a quote by Mark Cahill that says, "When we share our faith, it is a win/win situation.  If people accept what we say, we win.  If we plant the seed of God’s Word, we win; and even if we are rejected, we win. 

1 Peter 4:14 says that when we are rejected, “the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon us”.  

Luke 6:22-23 says, “Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven.

So, it is a winning situation every single time that we share our faith!    We can’t lose.

There were 4 or 5 of the bicycle/tricyles with a bench seat in the back (like a horse carriage) that were taking people by us to the ball game.  One of the young men driving the bike cart said, "Do those million dollar bills have a Bible message on them?"  We told him they did.  He said he is collecting them.  We each gave him one. 

Later, I talked to him again.  He said his name is Ed, and that he is a Christian.  Steve and I gave him a few other tracts, he shook our hand and left, thanking us for the tracts. 

At times, when someone refused a gospel tract, we told them that it had a gospel message on the back of it.  In this way, they know up front that they are refusing a gospel message. 

We pray the Holy Spirit will convict all 750 people that took a gospel tract this evening.  

If you are not already doing so, I pray that if you are a Christian, that God opens your eyes to the importance of sharing the gospel with the lost.  The worse case scenario
for you is that might have a sense of rejection.  Their worse case scenario is that they will spend eternity in the lake of fire. 

In Christ,