- Category: Sports Train Tracts Sports Train Tracts
- Published on Sunday, 12 May 2013 19:44 12 May 2013
- Written by Susan Mulford Susan Mulford
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“I Want to Witness, But What Do I Say About Skiing?”
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 icebreakers will train you how to turn conversations about skiing 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.
Crossed Skis - When my skis cross like this, it reminds me of the cross of Jesus Christ. I know that if I don’t straighten out my skis, I will fall. And I know that if I don’t receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I will also fall into a dark eternity suffering without Him. But I have prayed to receive Jesus Christ as my Lord and (now straighten out your skis) He has truly straightened out my life…So have you ever prayed to receive Jesus as your Lord?
Mountain - As I look at that mountain, it reminds me of the huge problems or trials that people experience in their lives. They are like mountains. But God’s love is so great, He can lift you over or remove any mountain in your life. No problem is too big for Him. The biggest problem was mankind’s sin that separated us all from God, but God sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ into the world who shed His blood and died on the cross for our mountain of sins so that we could have eternal life…That is how much He loves you. So is Jesus your Savior? Mark 11:23
Ski Boots – When I click my boots into my skis, it reminds me of my relationship with God. John 14:4-5 says: “Abide in Me and I in you...for without Me you can do nothing” and without these skis on, I can do nothing on the slopes….So have you ever prayed to ask Jesus to abide in you?Ski Lift – I am so thankful for this ski lift. Can you imagine trying to get up the mountain without it? That would be so much work! So this ski lift reminds me of the grace of God. It is by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that we receive eternal life in heaven, not by works (Eph. 2:8-9). Grace is a free gift from God. It is like this ski lift - a free
lift to the top for all eternity….Have you ever received this grace, His Son Jesus as Lord?
Ski Jump - I love to do these ski jumps, but I know they can be dangerous, so before I always pray: ”Dear Lord Jesus, be with me,” because if I don’t make it, I don’t want to jump into eternity without Him...So have you ever made Jesus Christ your Lord?
Ski Poles - These ski poles are so vital when skiing. They remind me of the Good Shepherd’s rod and staff in Psalm 23:4 “His rod and staff, they comfort me.” Yes, these poles help me stand and they also help me up when I fall. They remind me of the power of the Holy Spirit that gives me the courage to stand for God and also gives me mercy when I slip and fall into sin…So have you received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior yet?
Snow - This snow is so holy and pure looking. It reminds me of Isaiah 1:18 – “though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow.” Our dirty sins separate us from God, but He loves us, so He sent His Son Jesus, who shed His blood on the cross and died for our sins to reconcile us to God so that those who receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior become pure, holy and “white as snow” in God’s eyes…Would you like to pray to receive Him as your Lord?
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.