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 Post subject: Christian IED -- Immediate Evangelistic Device!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:51 am 
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A Christian's Immediate Evangelistic Device (IED)

By Allen Dunn

In the last few years I have taken pleasure in giving out gospel tracts. For many Christians it is embarrassing to hand out gospel tracts. Suppose we take a lesson from warfare and apply it to our spiritual war.

In the war in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters have used Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to wreak havoc on our troops. The IED is located any place that can do the most effective destruction and damage. They always come as a surprise.

My gospel tracts, I call IEDs, Immediate Evangelistic Devices. Here are some of the ways that I have placed my Immediate Evangelistic Devices in areas where I can surprise Satan and the world with the gospel.

At lunch, the waitress gets a good tip inside of my gospel tract. When I pay my bill, I casually lay one down for the clerk. Before I leave, the restroom is my next stop. A tract on the tissue dispenser will surely be read by men who happen to have the time.

One day I went to my car, helped my wife into the car and started my engine. I looked up and the waitress came running towards my car. I said to myself, I paid my bill and I left her a good tip. What did I do wrong? Rolling my window down, she shouted that she was a born-again Christian, saved thru a gospel tract like this one. One day, I will meet her in heaven again.

My employment at the time was to drive patients from nursing homes to doctor’s offices. In one instance, I laid my tract on a lamp stand. Crossing the room to sit, I waited for the patient. Five different people picked up the tract, read it and laid it down again. A magazine caught my attention and I began to read an article. When I finished, inside went an Immediate Evangelistic Device. In order to pick up the patient, I entered the doctor’s office. Guess what? A tract found its way next to his computer. The clipboard that the clerk handed to me to sign in, went back with a tract attached to it. The patient was returned to her room and a tract appeared on her tray.

The children’s play area is a good place for children to read them. In the hallway was a suggestion box. I made a “suggestion” by depositing an Immediate Evangelistic Device. Many hospitals have a chapel for those wishing to pray. Inside the prayer request book was placed an Immediate Evangelistic Device.

Other religions go door to door, as “missionaries.” Have you ever thought of going to all the front doors of your neighbors and quietly taping a gospel tract to the door and just walking away? Nothing pushy. Or try this some time: after pumping your gas at the station, tape a tract over the dollar signs on the pump. Roll up a tract and tuck it under the trigger on the pump nozzle.

Remember that homeless person on the side of the street that wants money. Place a dollar in a gospel tract. Yes, they may use it for imbibing but God says His word will not return unto Him void.

God makes appointments for us every day. The people we meet, do business with, maybe talk to on the phone, are who God wants us to share the Gospel with. Do the unexpected! Surprise as many as you can with a gospel IED, Immediate Evangelistic Device. Your reward will be in Heaven.

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors." -- George Washington (Ref: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. 543)

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 Post subject: Re: Christian IED -- Immediate Evangelistic Device!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:29 am 

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If you roll up a Chick tract and put a little tape on it, it can be thrown a mile.

One time we put a fake dollar bill on one and threw it on the ground next to a car in a parking lot. We waited in our car a short distance away just to see what would happen. Well, 2 guys came to the car and the driver saw it. When his buddy went around to the other side to get in the driver quickly stooped down, picked it up and put it in his pocket before his buddy saw him do that. That was pretty funny.

"God makes appointments for us every day." Ain't that the truth?

 Post subject: Re: Christian IED -- Immediate Evangelistic Device!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:24 am 
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Great article. We should always be looking for places to put Gospel Tracts. And I think churches should be more fervently minded about distributing tracts as well. Every year, we go to several events here in Amarillo to tract the crowd. We don't really do a lot of street preaching at these events, but we will distribute hundreds (if not thousands) of tracts. And we also watch to see what happens to the tracts. We rarely see them thrown down, and always see people reading them.

Pastor Steve Schwenke
Liberty Baptist Church
Amarillo, TX
Psalm 119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

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 Post subject: Re: Christian IED -- Immediate Evangelistic Device!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:33 am 

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We went to the local festival this past weekend. The first church we attended was there. One guy we didn't know was passing out literature which we took. When we walked away I looked at the papers. There was a letter about how they were trying to serve the community and a pamphlet about AWANA. That's it. No tract. And none of it said anything about how to obtain God's free gift of salvation. I guess they were just hoping for people to come to church to hear it. Talk about an opportunity missed.

"We should always be looking for places to put Gospel Tracts."

Ecclesiastes 11:6  In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.

Everywhere and anywhere.

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