- Category: Sports Train Tracts Sports Train Tracts
- Published on Sunday, 12 May 2013 02:04 12 May 2013
- Written by Susan Mulford Susan Mulford
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“I Want to Witness, But What Do I Say About Basketball?”Many times the hardest part about witnessing is the transition from an everyday conversation onto the Gospel track. If you do not know how to do this, you will not be witnessing at all. One way to turn the conversation it is through relating the Gospel to objects around you like Jesus did many times in Matthew 13. These object evangelism ice breakers will train you how to turn conversations onto the Gospel track. 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.
Basketball – (watching on TV) Watching a basketball game can be like an emotional roller coaster. Before I became a Christian, I would get so bummed out if my college team lost, like I was a loser. I would even feel depressed about it. But when I became a Christian, I realized that my value and worth is truly based on what Jesus Christ did for me. He loves me so much that He shed His blood and died on the cross for my sins, so that I could have the best victory of all - eternal life in heaven. So in Christ I am always on the winning team. I’m always triumphant because my spirit has been born again into God’s Kingdom…Would you like to be on God’s winning team for all eternity? (yes) OK, let’s pray. 1 John 5:4; 2 Cor. 2:14
CenterThat center that is so big and tall, reminds me the One who is the center of my life. He is my hero because He saved me from sin and eternal death when He died on the cross for my sins. His name is Jesus Christ…Have you ever met Him?
Cheerleaders - They remind me of the “great cloud of witnesses” in heaven who are watching and praying as the Christians play out God’s game plan for their lives to win the prize of their high calling. God has a game plan for your life too…So would you like to play? Then pray with me to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Heb. 12:1-2; Phil. 3:14
Free Throws – Going to the line to shoot free throws reminds me of the free grace of God…. All of us sin and fall short of God’s standard. Even NBA players all miss the basket at one time or another. But salvation is not obtained by works or making baskets. It is a free gift received by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ….Would you like to pray to receive Him as your Lord and Savior? Eph 2:8-9
Net – Whoa! That play was “nothing but net.” It reminds me of a fishing net used to catch fish. And the Gospel is also symbolized by a fish because Christians are called to be “fishers of men.”….So have you ever received Jesus Christ as your Lord? Jesus is coming again soon. Would you like to pray? Matt. 4:19
Point Guard - I like point guards because they remind me of Jesus Christ…From the cross, Jesus points the way to my Heavenly Father so I can have eternal life. Since I received Him as my Lord and Savior, He also guards me from any attacks of the enemy. Then He tells me the plan or the plays for my personal life to serve Him and play for Him, which gives me purpose for my life. …Have you ever asked Jesus Christ to be your Lord & Savior? Jer. 29:11; Psalm 91
Turnover – (If it was to your team’s advantage) Did you see that great turnover?! We have the ball now! That play reminds me of how a life can be turned over to God. All you have to do is repent and pray to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Then you will win for all eternity….So would you like to pray to turn your life over to Jesus Christ?
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.