In Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, and Acts 1:8, our Commander, Jesus Christ gives us marching orders. He tells us to go into all the world, preach the gospel, baptize converts, and disciple them. He includes our home town, the surrounding area, and foreign lands, near and far. At Faith Baptist Church, we desire to obey our Lord’s command.
We do this by prayerfully supporting domestic and foreign missionaries that bring the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the farthest parts of the world and also in our own country.
We also, just as importantly, spread the gospel in our own towns and cities personally. This is done by passing out tracts, one-to-one evangelism, board-walk ministry, prison ministry, nursing home ministry, kids klub, as well as a few new ministries. Check the calendar for up-coming opportunities.
On gospel tracts:
Why use gospel tracts? Simply because God uses them.
The Apostle Paul said, “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22). If Paul meant “by all means,” he no doubt would have used gospel tracts as a means to reach the lost. A Christian book relates the true story of a diver who saw a piece of paper clutched in the shell of an oyster. The man grabbed it, found that it was a gospel tract and said, “I can’t hold out any longer. His mercy is so great that He has caused His Word to follow me even to the bottom of the ocean.” God used a tract to save that man. Why should Christians use tracts? Simply because God uses them. He used a tract to save the great missionary Hudson Taylor, as well as innumerable others. Dr. Oswald J. Smithsaid,“The only way to carry out the Great Commission will be by the means of the printed page.”
Charles Spurgeon stated, “When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready . . . Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. Therefore, do not go out without your tracts.”
Faith Baptist Church has a wide variety of gospel tracts, pick some up and take them with you to hand out as you go.