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I know it's early, but I just ordered some Christmas themed Gospels of John (pictured above) from www.ptl.org (if you can't afford them, you can still get 30 free gospels). These gospels all contain the visual cross bridge tract (Pictured at the end of this post for those who are unfamiliar with the cross bridge tract). I am going to make Christmas cookies, and candy cane hot chocolate mix to put in gift bags with a gospel of John in each one. Towards the middle of December I am going to go out and hand them out to strangers with a gospel message, and offer to lead them in a salvation prayer, and put their trust in Christ alone.
I wanted to share this idea with believers, so more of us will share the love of Christ with a stranger this coming Christmas season. If you are afraid/shy to talk to strangers, you are not alone! I'm very shy, and quiet. What I do is pray for divine appointments, courage, and that the Holy Spirit will control and speak through me to reach the lost. In addition to praying that, I tell myself that nobody is guaranteed to live to see tomorrow, and most people are not prepared to meet the Lord. If I don't talk to them about Jesus, who will? The Bible says TODAY is the day of salvation!
DO NOT be discouraged, and think "What if they don't believe me" "What if I can't make them believe". THAT IS NOT YOUR JOB! That is the work that can ONLY be done by the Holy Spirit! The Bible tells us EVERYONE knows God exists in Romans 1. Jesus said that He does not want anyone to perish, but for all to come to repentance. I guarantee the Holy Spirit will speak to every person you talk to. You have God's Word on it! If they choose to reject Jesus, fine, move on to the next person. Keep the person who rejected Christ in prayer for their eyes to be opened, and heart softened. If they accept Jesus, PRAISE GOD, there's a party going on in Heaven rejoicing over that one sinner who came to Jesus!
Please join me in prayer for the Lord to raise up harvesters this Christmas season. And for the lost to have softened hearts, ears to hear, and eyes opened.
Matthew 28:19-20 Go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And YOU CAN BE SURE THAT I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU, to the very end.”