Category: Evangelistic Inserts/tracts

Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus as He was Dying on the Cross

As Luke told the story about the opening moments and early hours that Jesus hung on the cross (Luke 23:32-43), he especially highlighted something about Christ’s character—his love. This trait of Jesus is especially noteworthy when observing that all around the cross, sin was rampant. One...

Fully Known and Fully Accepted

I spent a good part of my life hiding, ashamed of sins I had committed in thought, word, and deed—desperate for people to accept the false identities I fought hard to maintain. Right up to the day of my conversion, one of the most often reviewed...

The Cure for Sin Spots

I recently had an interaction with a young man who was struggling with his obvious need to apologize for a particular pattern of sinning, but was reluctant to say “I’m sorry.” I confronted him with my assessment of the situation and asked him if there was...

What it Takes to See Someone Become a Christian

My greatest desire for my children is for them to become followers of Jesus. I’m sure you feel similarly about your children, other family members, friends, and even those who hate you for your faith in Christ. But what will it take for them to become...

When the Bible Isn’t Boring Anymore

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” -John 10:27 Jesus Christ knows His sheep, and His sheep know Him (John 10:14). They don’t “know” one another in the sense that they were merely introduced sometime in the past, but they...

When Nobody Misses You

Below is the obituary of 79 year old Dolores Aguilar, recorded in the Vallejo, California Times-Herald (August 16-17, 2008), submitted by one of her daughters: Dolores Aguilar 1929 – Aug. 7, 2008-08-22 Dolores Aguilar, born in 1929 in New Mexico, left us on August 7, 2008....

What Does It Mean to Believe?

Sitting on the deck on a balmy evening, my daughter asked again for more clarity on the most important question she could pose: “Dad, what does it really mean to believe in Christ?” I commended her for that question, because it is not asked by most...

What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?

To answer that question in just one sentence: A Christian is a disciple (that is, a follower) of Jesus Christ. Here’s what that means: 1. Christians fear God. No one will seek safety if he does not believe he is in danger. Christians have come to...

Trying to be a Christian

I was astounded. I had just explained to a group of nuclear scientists the difference between trying to earn salvation by our own works and trusting Christ for it. I thought that I had made myself exceptionally clear. As I left, however, one man thanked me...

Truth . . . or Consequences

It was the moment of decision for my three-year-old son. He had been misbehaving and the matter had been brought to my attention by one of his older sisters. Sitting down, my eyes were at the same level as his. I asked him to tell me...