I listen regularly to Pastor John Piper’s sermon podcasts. Recently, he finished up a series on the new birth, and in the final sermon Piper gives ten encouragements to Christians to do evangelism. Not only does Piper give some great practical instruction, but he also shares about his own evangelistic habits.
In the course of the sermon, he mentions two items that he has written as aids for evangelism. One is a tract, and the other is a book. Both of them are aimed specifically at the conversion of the lost. As you may know, not all gospel tracts are equally helpful. But these are very well done, and I commend them to you. They are inexpensive, and you can order them in bulk. Here are links to and information about both:
|Quest for Joy: Six biblical truths
This tract shares the gospel from a God-centered perspective. It has six brief points:
1. God created us for his glory (Isaiah 43:6-7).
2. Every human should live for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).
3. All of us have failed to glorify God as we should (Romans 3:23).
4. All of us are subject to God’s just condemnation (Romans 6:23).
5. God sent his only son Jesus to provide eternal life and joy (1 Timothy 1:15).
6. The benefits purchased by the death of Christ belong to those who repent and trust him (Acts 16:31).
You can read this tract online here.
For Your Joy
This small book is aimed at answering questions that unbelievers sometimes stumble over when considering Christianity. The questions include the following. Why did Jesus have to die? How can I love a God who allows so much evil? How can God love me? What if I don’t love God? You can read this booklet online here.
Piper also mentions three books on evangelism, and I have listed them below. J. I. Packer’s book is a classic, one that every evangelical should read. I have yet to read the other two, though I hope to read Dever’s soon.