Sunday, February 25, 2007

would Jesus carry a tract?

Excerpt from Sunday sermon:
Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. “Teacher what do I need to do to get eternal life?” Luke 10:25.

And what does Jesus do? Does he pull out a tract from his back pocket

called Eternal Life, a gift from the Southern Baptist Convention, and introduce the Roman road?

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23; “…The wages of sin is death…” in Romans 6:23a; “God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!” in Romans 5:8; which leads to; Romans 10:13 “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!”

Actually, that’s not what Jesus did. But the option’s worth pondering isn’t it. It makes us appreciate this amazing ability of Jesus to face questions of eternal life, yet never use a pre-programmed, tract in the back pocket, method of communication. Instead, Jesus treats every person he meets as unique. Can we?

Posted by steve at 04:57 PM


  1. I think the use of tracts by Christians has given us all a bad name. It comes from a long tradition of emphasis on believing in Jesus instead of following him. Thanks for the post. It is always good to find another emergent church blog.

    Comment by Emergent Church Blogger — February 26, 2007 @ 11:51 am

  2. ridicolous notion of course he wouldn’t have had a tract…. he would have had a serviette on him to draw on!

    Comment by Gordon — March 4, 2007 @ 3:31 am

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