The Christmas season is a wonderful time to share the Good News! People are receptive to giving and receiving. Most recognize that "Jesus is the Reason for the Season." Since they do, could there be a better time for believers to make a plan to share the Gospel? One plan I've made is to utilize two things about my small town.
1. The availability of Salvation Army bell ringers. They are seemingly everywhere! When you see them, don't ignore them. They don't work for a portion of the money given and from my experience, don't care if you give or not. Look at them and smile. Ask them how they are doing. Ask them why they are ringing the bell this season. Ask them if they know the reason people celebrate Christmas. The availability of bell ringers should prompt us to not only put a few extra coins in our cars, but ready ourselves with copies of Good News For You! and GNFY! tracts. I've started a person survey that I'm keeping track of on my phone. The two questions are: 1) Do you consider yourself to be a Christian? 2) As a Christian, can you tell me what the Bible says the Gospel message is? I haven't encountered a single person who can give me a Biblical definition of the Good News of the Gospel. I also haven't found anyone who said they didn't identify as a Christian, but I would word the second question differently. (Say: Have you heard anyone talk about the Gospel message? If so, what did they say? If not, would you like to hear it?)
2. The size of my town in driving distance. It's not that big. I plan on spending a few evenings out sharing the Good News with these bell ringers. I may bring along some water, snacks, or some hot chocolate to share with them. I plan on recruiting some friends to help as well. Maybe someone who hasn't shared their faith much. They can be my driver, or prayer partner as I do the talking. Maybe I'll ask another pastor to go along with me. Maybe someone who is on fire for Jesus and I'll be their prayer partner as they share the hope that is found in Christ!
These two truths can work in your town too! Maybe you live in a city and can't reach that many places in one evening. Strategically plan to reach a zip code or section of town. Recruit your church to help. Do so on a busy Saturday night for an hour. Grab some attractive Christmas Gospel tracts or Good News books to share. If you aren't able to share the complete Gospel message with someone, you want the message on the tract to present a solid presentation of the Gospel. Be sure it has a web address or a way for the person you are witnessing to to contact you or another believer in case they have additional questions.
Contact me if you'd like some GNFY! tracts. They are currently .07 each when received in the 1,000's. You can receive less than this, but they are .10 each this way. Good News books are $1 each and are available through myself or Dr. Charles Brock. I purchase them by the case (pallet really) and have several cases available.
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