- Category: Sports Train Tracts Sports Train Tracts
- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 23:16 07 May 2013
- Written by Susan Mulford Susan Mulford
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“I Want to Witness, But What Do I Say About Baseball?”
Many times the hardest part about witnessing is the transition from an everyday conversation onto the Gospel track. One way to turn the conversation is through relating the Gospel to objects around you like Jesus did many times in Matthew 13. These object evangelism icebreakers will train you how to transition conversations onto the Gospel track around Baseball. Jesus is coming soon, so use loving boldness and be compassionate. Then be led by the Spirit using whatever method. You may prophesy or pray for healing, etc. To help pull them in, after the “…”, there is an invitation to be saved.
Baseball - When I think of baseball, it reminds me of the Gospel. It’s like an analogy: The pitcher is like the Christian who throws the pitch, which is the Good News of the Gospel. The hitter can accept the Gospel and make a hit! or he can sadly reject the Gospel and strike out. When the hitter accepts the Gospel, he prays to receive Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior and he is saved from hell. Then he starts running his race for the Lord Jesus around the bases of life until he makes it to home plate, which is heaven – where his home will be for all eternity…Have you ever made a hit? So will you make it to home plate or to heaven for all eternity? If not, then we can pray a salvation prayer right now. Isaiah 55:11
Grass - This green grass I know is probably artificial or it will get brown and wilted-looking after the season. It reminds me of this scripture in Isaiah 40:8: “The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of our God will stand forever.” I am so thankful that the Word of God never changes. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Do you need a change in your life?….Have you ever asked Jesus to be your Lord?
Home plate – reminds me of heaven because that will be my home for all eternity because I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior…So is Jesus your Lord?
Homerun – Hit Out of the Park. Wow! It’s a homerun! He hit that ball farther than the eye can see! It reminds me of eternity. Eternity is a long time to be spent in the wrong place…So do you know where you will spend eternity? Have you ever received Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior?
Outfield/Infield – The outfield and the infield remind me of the outer court of God’s temple in the Old Testament and the inner court, which is much closer to God because within the inner court is the Holy of Holies, which is where God dwelt. Only the priests could go in behind that veil. But when Jesus Christ shed His blood and died on the cross for our sins, an earthquake tore the veil to the Holy of Holies in two (Matt. 27:51). So now all that receive Jesus as Lord will receive the Holy Spirit. Christians are now the temple of the Holy Spirit. . C’mon, let’s pray. 1 Cor. 6:19
Safe - That was a close call, but I am safe! It reminds me of those that wait until they are on their deathbed to receive Jesus as their Lord….That is not wise because you never know if you will have time to call upon Jesus to save you and hell is well, hell.
Three Strikes and You’re Out - I’m glad that the “three strikes and you’re out” rule only applies to baseball. God is much more merciful than that. It says in 1 John 1:9 that when you confess your sins, God is faithful and just to forgive you of all your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness…So is Jesus your Lord?
Umpire - As I watch that umpire call the shots, it reminds me of Jesus Christ on Judgment Day. He will call who is safe in heaven and who is out… Those who receive Jesus as their Lord will be safe in heaven for all eternity…so are you safe?
Salvation Prayer: “Father, I believe that Your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I repent of my sins. Jesus, I ask You to forgive me and come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Thank You for saving me from hell and giving me eternal life in heaven, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
The original train tract is tri-folded and 5.5 inches high and 2.2 inches wide. I converted all the information therein to one page (that you see above, but without the clip art picture) for easy access through the internet and smart phones.
If you really want the original paper train tracts, then download the free train tracts app at the App store. Each train tract is $1 each which includes shipping and handling and postage. Your order will arrive through US Mail in about 2 weeks.