This redesign of a Good News Tracts classic lists typical concerns and answers with helpful Scriptures. A discussion of what’s most important—salvation—follows.
Where to Look in the Bible When You…
need rest and peace . . . Matthew 11:25-30
worry . . . Matthew 6:19-34
are lonely or fearful . . . Psalm 23
need peace of mind . . . John 14:27; Philippians 4:6-8
are disappointed by people . . . Psalm 27
grow bitter or critical . . . 1 Corinthians 13
have sinned . . . Psalm 51; 1 John 1
are discouraged . . . Psalm 34
feel God seems far away . . . Psalm 139
think the world seems bigger than God . . . Psalm 90
are sick . . . Psalm 41
feel sorrowful . . . John 14; Psalm 46
are in danger . . . Psalm 91
want courage . . . Joshua 1:1-9
need assurance . . . Romans 8
forget your blessings . . . Psalm 103
are looking for joy . . . Colossians 3
leave home to travel . . . Psalm 121
think of investments . . . Mark 10:17-31
need guidelines for living . . . Matthew 5-7; Romans 12
need rules of conduct . . . Exodus 20:1-17
need to know God’s will for your life . . . Proverbs 3:1-6
Making Life’s Most Important Choices
The Bible is full of wonderful assurances and promises for all who believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. But each person must accept Jesus as his own Savior before he can claim these promises personally. How can these promises be yours? The Bible says that you must…
Recognize that you cannot be saved by trying to be good, or by doing the best you can, or by being a member of a social or religious organization. God says that we are not saved by our good works (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Confess that you cannot save yourself; that you are a guilty sinner worthy of God’s righteous judgment; and that you are hopelessly lost without the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior (Romans 10:9-10).
Believe the good news that Christ died for the ungodly (Romans 5:8). He therefore died for you and settled your debt by His death on Calvary’s cross. Believe the blessed news that Christ was raised from the dead and now lives to save all who will come to Him in faith (Hebrews 7:25).
Call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ with a sincere desire to be saved from your sins. For God has promised that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
Rely on God’s sure promise, not on your feelings. By faith declare that you are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, which was shed for the forgiveness of your sins. Openly confess Him as your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10).
Tips for Using Tracts
Tract Tip #1
Include a tract when mailing greeting cards and bills.
Tract Tip #2
Encourage your church to include tracts in weekly bulletins.
Tract Tip #3
When leaving a tract with a tip, be sure that the tip is generous, as a reflection of God’s generous gift of salvation to us!
Tract Tip #4
Keep tracts in your wallet, purse or car glove compartment to ensure you’re always prepared to share the good news!