College World Series Tracts

9 06 2006

Next week thousands of visitors will descend upon Omaha to attend the College World Series. Recognizing that nothing escapes God’s sovereignty, and in effort to be good stewards of all that God has given us, Omaha Bible Church is organizing teams to go down to Rosenblatt Stadium to lovingly proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Included here are some of the tracts that we’ll be distributing.

We request your prayers that God would open hearts to receive the truth (Acts 16.14). If you would like more information please contact me.

#1 Wrigley Field & Hell Tract

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Answer: It is the home of the cursed!

The picture is of Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs. The ‘lovable losers’ have been imputed with the curse of the Billy Goat since 1945. Joking aside, hell is the home of all who have sinned & are being punished or cursed for their rebellion against their Creator. The Scripture says, “cursed is everyone who does not obey the Law of God” (Gal. 3.10). Is there a way out? Can God forgive? Will he?

The Scripture teaches that God made mankind for his own pleasure (Col. 1.16). However, we have all rejected his authority in favor of our own (Rom. 1.21-26). This lack of submission to God’s will and authority is sin (1 Jn. 3.4). God’s perfect character & standard require that he deal justly as us with rebels (Ps. 9.8; Acts 17.30).

So how does mankind escape from the justice of God? There is only one answer:

Jesus-the rebel’s only substitute

God’s justice will only be satisfied by perfection (Matt. 5.48). God demonstrates His love for us by sending the only suitable substitute (2 Cor. 5.21)

Jesus-the God who became a man

Jesus, Himself being God (Col. 2.9), put on humanity and became a man (John 1.14). In His life Jesus showed dependence upon God through perfect obedience to God & remained without sin (1Jn. 3.5). Jesus fully satisfied the just requirements of God by offering Himself as the sacrifice for rebels through His death on the cross (Rom. 3.25). Jesus became a curse for those who are cursed (Gal. 3.13)

Jesus-the only means of restoration

God calls every person to receive His gift of salvation by believing in Him: turning from rebellion & depending upon Jesus’ perfection for forgiveness. God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross as the exclusive basis for restoration. God demonstrated this acceptance through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead (Acts 17.30-31).

Jesus-the believer’s perfection

On the cross, Jesus died in the sinner’s place. God charged the rebel’s sin to Jesus (though He never sinned), so that through the believer’s full dependence upon the merit of Jesus, God would declare the rebel perfect, based upon the sacrifice of Jesus. In this way God is proven to be just, holy, forgiving & loving of the one who submits to and depends on Jesus (Rom. 3.26) .

There are only two ways to respond

*continue rejecting God’s authority (sin)…result: guilt & judgment

* submit to & depend upon Jesus (faith)….result: forgiveness

 

#2 The God who won't Compromise Baseball Tract

 

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How can a just God forgive you and me?

This really is the question. Will God forgive sinners unjustly? How can God maintain his justice (which he says he will!) while also demonstrating his loving forgiveness (which he also says he will!)??

God declares that he is holy (1 Pet. 1.16), righteous (Ps. 119.142), loving (1 Jn. 4.8), and forgiving (Num. 14.18)…but how can this be true?

The Scripture teaches that God made mankind for his own pleasure (Col. 1.16). However, we have all rejected his authority in favor of our own (Rom. 1.21-26). This lack of submission to God’s will and authority is sin (1 Jn. 3.4). God’s perfect character & standard require that he deal justly as us with rebels (Ps. 9.8; Acts 17.30).

So how does mankind escape from the justice of God? There is only one answer:

Jesus-the only substitute for rebels

God’s justice will only be satisfied by perfection (Matt. 5.48). God demonstrates His love for us by sending the only suitable substitute (2 Cor. 5.21).

Jesus-the God who became a man

Jesus, Himself being God (Col. 2.9), put on humanity and became a man (John 1.14). In His life Jesus showed dependence upon God through perfect obedience to God & remained without sin (1Jn. 3.5). Jesus fully satisfied the just requirements of God by offering Himself as the sacrifice for rebels through His death on the cross (Rom. 3.25).

Jesus-the only means of restoration

God calls every person to receive His gift of salvation by believing in Him: turning from rebellion & depending upon Jesus’ perfection for forgiveness. God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross as the exclusive basis for restoration. God demonstrated this acceptance through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead (Acts 17.30-31).

Jesus-the believer’s perfection

On the cross, Jesus died in the sinner’s place. God charged the rebel’s sin to Jesus (though He never sinned), so that through the believer’s full dependence upon the merit of Jesus, God would declare the rebel perfect, based upon the sacrifice of Jesus. In this way God is proven to be just, holy, forgiving & loving of the one who submits to and depends on Jesus (Rom. 3.26).

There are only two ways to respond

*continue rejecting God’s authority (sin)…result: guilt & judgment

* submit to & depend upon Jesus (faith)….result: forgiveness

 

#3 The Need to be Re-covered Tract

 

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Answer: We all Need to be recovered!

The answer to the question really stems from the fundamental question of life: how can you and I be accepted by God? God declares that he is holy (1 Pet. 1.16), righteous (Ps. 119.142), loving (1 Jn. 4.8), and forgiving (Num. 14.18)…but how can this be true?

This really is the question. Will God forgive sinners unjustly? How can God maintain his justice (which he says he will!) while also demonstrating his loving forgiveness (which he also says he will!)??

The Scripture teaches that God made mankind for his own pleasure (Col. 1.16). However, we have all rejected his authority in favor of our own (Rom. 1.21-26). This lack of submission to God’s will and authority is sin (1 Jn. 3.4). God’s perfect character & standard require that he deal justly as us with rebels (Ps. 9.8; Acts 17.30).

So how does mankind escape from the justice of God? There is only one answer:

Jesus-the rebel’s only substitute

God’s justice will only be satisfied by perfection (Matt. 5.48). God demonstrates His love for us by sending the only suitable substitute (2 Cor. 5.21).

Jesus-the God who became a man

Jesus, Himself being God (Col. 2.9), put on humanity and became a man (John 1.14). In His life Jesus showed dependence upon God through perfect obedience to God & remained without sin (1Jn. 3.5). Jesus fully satisfied the just requirements of God by offering Himself as the sacrifice for rebels through His death on the cross (Rom. 3.25).

Jesus-the only means of restoration

God calls every person to receive His gift of salvation by believing in Him: turning from rebellion & depending upon Jesus’ perfection for forgiveness. God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross as the exclusive basis for restoration. God demonstrated this acceptance through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead (Acts 17.30-31).

Jesus-the believer’s perfection

On the cross, Jesus died in the sinner’s place. God charged the rebel’s sin to Jesus (though He never sinned), so that through the believer’s full dependence upon the merit of Jesus, God would declare the rebel perfect, based upon the sacrifice of Jesus. In this way God is proven to be just, holy, forgiving & loving of the one who submits to and depends on Jesus (Rom. 3.26) . God covers the believer in Christ’s perfection!!

There are only two ways to respond

*continue rejecting God’s authority (sin)…result: guilt & judgment

* submit to & depend upon Jesus (faith)….result: forgiveness

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