Sunday, 28 April 2019


            God is intimately interested in you.  He is interested in your thoughts and your attitudes, in your actions and your motives.  He is interested in your well-being in the present and in the future. He is interested in whether you are happy and in whether you are peaceful.  And He is interested in your needs – which He knows much better than you do!
            What is the source of this interest?  The source of it is His love for you.  He wishes that you should be happy and peaceful, and that your needs should be met.
            A great cause of unhappiness and lack of peace for any of us is our own wrongdoings.  Every person has a conscience and knows when he or she does wrong.  These sins make people unhappy – although they may try to clear this from their minds by entertainment or work – firstly because their consciences work, and secondly because they are worried about future judgment for these sins.
            God knows that the greatest need you have is to have your sins dealt with.  He has provided the answer to this need.  Being absolutely righteous and holy He could not simply forget, or overlook, your sins.  From your side you could not be happy if He did, because they would remain on your conscience and you would be afraid they would be raised again.  The way God has used to deal with sins is by the work of the Lord Jesus Christ – a work that is so complete that it is sufficient for every person. 
            The Bible tells us:
            For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten
            Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have
            life eternal”, John 3: 16
            Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”, 1 Timothy 1: 15
and also,
            Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; and …
            he was buried and … he was raised the third day, according
            to the scriptures; and … he appeared to Cephas (Peter), then
            to the twelve”, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-5.
            Christ Jesus came into the world for the purpose of saving sinners. He did this by bearing in His body on the cross the sins of all who trust in Him, and by bearing the penalty of death.  His blood was poured out and God is now able to be favourable to every person – and to you personally – because Jesus, the perfect Sacrifice, has completed that work.  As the scripture quoted says, Christ not only died but was buried and was raised the third day, and He is willing and “able to save completely those who approach by him to God”, Hebrews 7: 25.  The Lord Jesus is a living Saviour who “has sat down on the right hand of the throne of the greatness in the heavens”, Hebrews 8: 1.
            So what have you to do?  Accept that in the sight of God you are a sinner who needs a Saviour, and accept the work that Jesus has done on your behalf.  You cannot do anything to blot out your sins or to remove their effects – God could not accept your attempts.  You do not need to make any attempts.  By believing in the Lord Jesus you will be satisfying all that God requires; He is just and justifies everyone who believes on Jesus.  The offer of salvation is free and complete and you can have both your conscience and heart cleared of sin.
            Perhaps you would like time to think about it.  You do not have time.  We live in a world of violence.  And death is our constant companion during life.  You must be certain now!
            Not only this, but the offer will not always be open.  God “has set a day in which he is going to judge the habitable earth in righteousness by the man whom he has appointed”, Acts 17: 31.  To be certain of eternal salvation you must trust in the Lord Jesus now, accepting Him as your own Saviour.  It is your only hope, and no one can do it for you.  If you find yourself 'judged in righteousness' you will have only yourself to blame.  Make your eternal position sure immediately.
            God has many other blessings He wishes you to enjoy, but before you can enjoy them you must first know that you are saved, that your sins are forgiven.  God will give the Holy Spirit – who will give guidance into the enjoyment of all those blessings – to those who obey Him, to those who ask.  My hope is that you will seize this opportunity of coming to know Jesus and enjoying peace and happiness, so that you may enter into these fuller blessings. 

D C Brown


  1. At first I thought John Owen was talking :-) Great!

    You wrote: "Simply repent and accept the work that Jesus did on your behalf." But isn't simple when you does not feel your need for a Saviour. As a non-believer I would ask: "Simply repent? Why? I'm fine." You know, no one comes to God with true repentance in their heart unless they've first acknowledged their need for forgiveness. Can you write one sentence for people who don't feel their need for Jesus? Like: What to do when I don't feel my need ...

    I love your tract! It is powerful.

    1. Thank you for the comment: I have made a couple of changes, which are shown in italics just now.

      Tracts do seem to me to be "a bow at a venture" and we simply have to entrust them to God that He will use them.

  2. Ray Comfort says it is important for an unsaved person to come face to face with the horror of sin, that sin is what separates us from God, but that Jesus’ payment settling our debt that we couldn’t pay, removes that roadblock that prevented us from going to the Father. There have been many false converts made with the “say this simple prayer and believe in your heart” ...there needs to be a deep conviction of sin, and a desperate desire to receive God’s mercy through the sacrifice of His Son.

    1. Thanks - I hope that my change regarding accepting that you are a sinner helps with this.

  3. Hi David,
    God bless you for sharing the good news of the Gospel of Salvation here, that is what we are called to do. His Word can not go out and return to Him void, and I believe that whatever you have put in your post, which is truth, will speak to those who have not come to the Lord yet, but who can only experience great joy when they do.
    I know from my own life that being born again of the Spirit of God is a doorway to the greatest experiences I have known.

  4. Thanks for posting. It's time to get back to the basics. Very insightful. The Holy Spirit works on the heart of unbelievers as we share the message

  5. Hey David, this post is Great! It's a great account of the Gospel. Thanks for putting it out there. Sometimes we get bogged down in our day to day and let the proclamation of the Gospel slide. As I read it, one part stuck me hard,

    "Perhaps you would like time to think about it. You do not have time."

    It reminded me of Chuck Missler, who use to say, "There is no better time than NOW. NOW is always your connection to eternity with God"

  6. Hi! Thanks for all of the comments which I hope to respond to some time! Busy this week as we go across the Atlantic to mid-west US on Friday, our first trip to the US. Pray for us!

  7. What part of the Midwest are you traveling to? I'm in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    1. Thanks - I was "next door" in Indianapolis and Wheaton; it was a good time, and we enjoyed meeting some believer on the Lord Jesus that we enjoy fellowship with.
      I'm pondering thoughts above to make minor amendments to the tract.

  8. Thank you for speaking truth. Yes, we need Jesus above all. He's the only way to the Father.


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