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Evangelist Dr. R. Larry Moyer, founder and CEO of EvanTell, made a great suggestion: “If you want to have one of the greatest New Years you have ever had, instead of coming up with a New Year’s resolution, adopt a New Year’s accountability partner in evangelism – a person who asks you every month, ‘How have you reached out to a non-Christian with the gospel in the last 30 days?’ You will be amazed at the healthy impact that will have on your evangelism and will wish you had done it sooner.”

He has written a Gospel tract: “May I Ask You A Question?” that includes “Bad News & Good News” and simple illustrations that you could memorize and use as you witness to others. Or you could secure and distribute this tract to others. You might want to attach the video presentation of this tract to someone:

The Lord is counting on true Christians to be His witnesses (Acts 1:8). Having your known sins confessed to God the Father and to others when it’s necessary (1 John 1:9; See also James 5:16), and as you are being led by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14), share the Gospel clearly with others as God opens doors for you (Revelation 3:8). Don’t let the devil intimidate you (2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Peter 5:8). Use the armor of God to overcome his temptations (Ephesians 6:10-17).

Dr. Moyer also wrote: “Three things have to be explained to an unbeliever to make salvation clear: (1) Sin – so they understand their need, (2) Substitution – so they understand His remedy, and (3) Faith – so they understand their response. We do great in explaining the first two but we drop the ball on the third. John 6:47 says, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.’ Believe means to TRUST IN CHRIST ALONE to save us. We ought not use phrases and wording that confuses people.” [1]

The Gospel for our salvation includes not only Christ’s death for our sins, but also His bodily resurrection from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Without His resurrection, we have no hope (1 Corinthians 15:12-19). Don’t leave it out of the Gospel presentation as many people do.

To receive other helpful ideas from him, become his friend on Facebook and secure some of the books he’s written. [2]

God gave Evangelists to the Church to help us be better witnesses for Christ. They are like obstetricians who deliver babies. Pastor-teachers are like pediatricians who help in the development of children (Ephesians 4:11-16). By all of us Christians working together we can accomplish much more.

We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website:

[1] Clear Gospel, For “Unclear messages” and “Repentance” see pages 2, 3, 16-19.


Most of us have no trouble loving a cute little baby that doesn’t cry even when his diaper is wet as it’s suggested in the Christmas song, “Away In A Manger…No Crying He Makes.”

In whom is your faith and trust resting? In yourself and your good works? In a particular church or denomination or in a religious leader? If you say that you believe in Christ, which One? [1]

Believe it or not, there are different Christs in whom people believe. They are not all the same.  Jesus predicted that this would happen (Matthew 24:5).

Consider the Wafer Jesus” who didn’t finish the work of salvation, the Elevated Jesus” who is the brother of Lucifer, the Modernist Jesus” who wasn’t virgin born, the “Universalist Jesus” who won’t send anyone to hell, the Prosperity Jesus” who promises wealth to the contributors, the Laughing Jesus” who slays people in the spirit, the Self-esteem Jesus” who never calls men sinners, the Charismatic Jesus” who says, “Let’s put on a show,” and the Contemporary Jesus” who says, “Let’s all get together.”  And then there is a Jesus who used to be Michael the archangel. Are you trusting in any of these false Christs? Are you believing in vain (1 Corinthians 15:2; Matthew 7:21-23)?

God The Son [2]

We believe the Scriptures teach that the second Person of the triune God is the eternal Son, the Logos, the I AM, who as the incarnate one became the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn. 1:1, 2; Rom. 9:5; II Pet. 1:1). As the preincarnate Son, He planned and made the ages (Isa. 9:6; Heb. 1:2; 11:3). As the Logos Son, He was the agent of creation and thus all things came into being by, through, and for Him (Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:16-19).

In the incarnation, He became a man through the miracle of His divine conception and virgin birth (Jn. 1:14; Luke 1:31-35; I Tim 3:16; Heb. 2:14), without change in His deity (Phil. 2:6-8; Jn. 1:14).

While on earth He lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death for all men, was buried and arose bodily from the grave the third day (I Cor. 15:1-4; II Cor. 5:14, 15; Heb. 4:15). He then ascended bodily into heaven and is presently fulfilling His intercessory and mediatorial ministry (Acts 1:9-11; Heb. 4:14; 7:25; Rom. 8:34, 1 Tim. 2:5).

He indwells all believers of this dispensation [of Grace] imparting a quality of His life, which constitutes their possession of eternal life (Col. 1:27; I Jn. 5:11, 12). He has promised to rapture the church prior to the seventieth week of Daniel (Rev. 3:10).

After the Tribulation, He will return to earth and institute His millennial Davidic reign (Matt. 24:29-31; Luke 1:32; Rev. 20:4). After the millennial reign, He will turn the kingdom over to the Father. In the Father’s kingdom the authority of the Godhead will again be equalized so that the Son will co-reign into the ages of the ages (I Cor. 15:24-28; Rev. 11:15).

This, my friend, is the Christ of the Scriptures. You could know and believe all these facts to be true, and yet not believe on Him as your personal Savior and end up in the lake of fire forever. Perhaps you think that His death for your sins wasn’t necessary because you haven’t been bad enough for Him to die in your place for your sins (See Romans 3:10-23; Jeremiah 17:9; Isaiah 64:6). Maybe you think that His death for your sins wasn’t enough to save you, and so you keep on trying to add your good works to His work on the cross (See Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

If you aren’t absolutely sure of your salvation, please read “The Bad News & The Good News.” [3] We want you to have assurance of your salvation that comes from the Scriptures (1 John 5:13) and from God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16). Once you’ve been saved, we want to help you grow spiritually, serve God and others effectively, and reproduce other believers.

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Upon their being saved, many people are told in some “Gospel tracts” to read the Bible, pray, and tell others about Jesus. That’s good. Some tracts don’t present the Gospel correctly, in its entirely. Some of them have multiple conditions or requirements for salvation in addition to faith (believing on the Lord Jesus Christ through the Gospel – Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Read Dr. Ron Shea’s Clear Gospel booklet, especially the first few pages. (See below.)

Many new believers aren’t told what part of the Bible is for them, and what parts of the Bible are addressed specifically to them. Did you know that all of Scripture is to believed (2 Timothy 3:16, 17), but not all of it is to be believed and practiced (Titus 1:9)? Do you know that there are eight ways they can communicate with God, and not just asking and receiving? They may not be taught how to share the Gospel clearly with others so they can be saved.

If you’re a Christian, could you share the Gospel to a dying person with 25 words and have confidence that if that person died shortly after believing on Christ through the Gospel you presented that he/she would be in heaven? (Read Dr. M. Kober’s article below.)

Christians who don’t know where to find their “Rules for Living” within the pages of the Scriptures aren’t going to grow spiritually as they should (2 Peter 3:18). Sadly, they will be like “spiritual dwarfs” and will have their worthless works burned up on Judgment Day (1 Corinthians 3:11-15).

Hopefully your Pastor-teacher and other mature believers in Christ can help you with these matters as God wants them to do (Ephesians 4:11-16; Romans 14:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:11).

To help you in these areas, our FREE “Understanding The Times Bible Study Book Marker” can be found and downloaded from our website: We’re here to assist you and others if you have questions and/or comments.

Clear Gospel presentations –

“Bad News & Good News”

Dr. Manfred Kober:

Dr. Ron Shea:

Christian Life

Dr. J.B. Hixon

To Be Saved From Eternal Condemnation, We Must –

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for our sins…and rose again bodily

from the dead on the third day” (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

Those who have been in the pastorate for any length of time have quite probably had people in the congregation who opposed them and wanted them to quit or at least not talk about certain things that could offend some people. Sometimes it’s because they’ve had “their toes stepped on” or for some other reasons. Maybe they’re unsaved or carnal Christians (1 Corinthians 3:1 ff). “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). The truth needs to be spoken in love (Ephesians 4:15; See also 2 Timothy 2:24-26; Galatians 2:11 ff).

Jesus. While He was here on earth, Jesus had many religious, Jewish leaders who opposed Him and tried to silence and kill Him. They objected to His claims to be the eternal “I AM” (John 8:58), to His being the promised Messiah (Matthew 26:63), and to His being the rightful King of the Jews (Matthew 1:1-17; 2:2; 27:11), and for many other things He said and did. And yet His miracles attested to the reality of who He claimed to be (John 10:25, 37, 38; 20:31).

Peter. He and the other disciples were also commanded by the religious leaders not to preach in the name of Jesus (Acts 4:17; 5:28). In spite of that, they kept on preaching the Good News concerning His death for our sins…and His bodily resurrection. “But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: ‘We ought to obey God rather than men’” (Acts 5:29).

Paul. He ran into opposition for preaching the Gospel concerning Christ and insisting that His bodily resurrection be included in the Gospel message (2 Timothy 2:8-10; 3:12). A dead Christ can’t help anyone. Without His bodily resurrection from the dead, we have no hope of a bodily resurrection either and we are of all people most pitiable (1 Corinthians 15:19). His resurrection guarantees the resurrection of all who have died, each in his own order (1 Corinthians 15:20-24).

There is no annihilation of the wicked dead or reincarnation or universal salvation taught in the Scriptures. Neither are there second chances to be saved once one is physically dead as some cults teach.

If, when you try to help someone get saved from eternal condemnation in the lake of fire to heaven, do you garble the Gospel with confusing conditions or an incomplete message? Or do you present it clearly so God the Holy Spirit can do His work of convicting them of the sin of unbelief, of their need for Christ’s righteousness to enter heaven, and of judgment to come to all who reject Christ as their personal Savior (John 16:8-11)?

Unless an individual is genuinely saved, there is no use in trying to help him/her to live a righteous life. It’s impossible (Hebrews 11:6). Our salvation is secured by one act of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Once saved, the new believer is supposed to continue to live in an attitude of faith in the promises of God given to New Testament believers (Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38). Don’t try to claim promises that were given exclusively to Old Testament Jews or you will be disappointed.

BTW. Old Testament believers could expect good health and other physical blessings if they kept the Mosaic Law (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Malachi 3:10). If they violated it, they could expect curses (Deuteronomy 28:15-68). New Testament believers can/should be content [and thankful] with food and clothing (1 Timothy 6:8). But think about all the other material things He has provided for us. More importantly, consider the “spiritual blessings” that are ours to enjoy as Christians (Ephesians 1:3 ff).

If you’re consistently presenting the clear Gospel to lost people (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), as you are being lead by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14), keep on doing it even if fewer people respond positively to it and are saved. Most of God’s Old Testament prophets got negative responses from the people to whom they proclaimed God’s messages. When a disobedient prophet reluctantly proclaimed God’s message to some people he hated in Nineveh, the whole city responded and believed his message from God. Do you know who that was?

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Clear Gospel presentations –

Bad News & Good News”

Dr. Manfred Kober

Dr. Ron Shea:

Lost In The Fog?

Posted: November 5, 2021 in Gospel, Uncategorized

Driving in the fog, and especially at night, can be very dangerous if you’re speeding and can’t see the vehicles ahead of you. I pastored a church in the central valley of California for several years. Almost every year there were major accidents and “pile ups” on the freeways that were related to the fog.

In the spiritual realm, there a times when we, who are Pastors and teachers, are guilty of being unclear in the things we teach to others from God’s Word. We leave our listeners in the fog rather than clearing up things for them. “When it’s foggy in the pulpit, it’s cloudy in the pew.” – C. Robert.

I’m sure there have been times when I have been guilty of this. If I’ve caused you to be confused at times, I apologize. I enjoy the work that God allows me to do, but I also take it very seriously, knowing the Scripture that says, “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment” (James 3:1).

But I also am eager to earn “The Crown of Glory” by doing God’s work God’s way to the best of my ability (1 Peter 5:4) so I have something to give to Him when I stand before Him and say, “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”(Revelation 4:9-11).

Sometimes, it may be the listeners’ fault too. As the Apostle Paul lingered in prison, he wrote these word to Timothy, “ Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry” (2 Timothy 4:2-5).

But he also had written, “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will” (2 Timothy 2:24, 26).

In these evil days, after we’ve learned truth from God’s Word, let us do our best to communicate it to others, especially to those who are teachable, willing to change, and who want to grow spiritually, so they can pass on, what they’ve learned, to others (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

Above all, let’s make sure that we present the Gospel clearly to those who are lost and who need the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Include in your presentation to them what they need to believe, and on Whom they need to believe in order to be saved.

The Gospel: “Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved…” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Acts 16:31). [1] This involves more than an intellectual assent or agreement with the facts of the Gospel. There must be a transfer of trust from themselves and their good works over to Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8, 9).

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“Bad News & Good News”

Dr. Manfred Kober:

Dr. Ron Shea:

Scripture verses taken from the New King James Version.

Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.

Yes, they talk about the Gospel, but rarely, if ever, do they tell you what it is or how people can be saved. They garble the message and many of their parishioners lack assurance of salvation. What about you? Are you saved? From what to what? Are you absolutely sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die? Why should God let you into His heaven? Is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose the salvation that you believe you have? If so, what? Could you tell a person who is about to die within about 30 seconds how he/she can be saved? If not, would you like to be able to do that?

Dr. Manfred Kober wrote a brief article entitled “Do We Really Know The Gospel?” that is worth the time it takes to read it. [1] Remember, there are serious consequences for proclaiming “a false gospel” and/or distributing “Gospel tracts” that distort the truth.

Why not become a “Gospel Checker” yourself to ensure that you’re doing God’s work God’s way before trying to help others do the same? [2] Work patiently with those who are teachable and willing to change when exposed to the truth that can set people free (John 8:32; See John 14:6; 17:17).

“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will” (2 Timothy 2:24-26).

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[1] Dr. Manfred Kober:

[2] Gospel Checker:

Are you a believer or an unbeliever? Are you someone who wants more evidence before you decide to put your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save you from eternal condemnation? If so –

Consider Judas. How much more evidence could one have than that which he had as he spent 3 ½ years with Jesus listening to Him and watching Him perform the miracles that He did to prove that He was the Son of God, the Messiah, and the Savior of mankind (John 20:31)? None of the other disciples suspected him as being the traitor. They even trusted him with the money box. And yet he betrayed the Lord and was used by the devil to have Jesus sold for 30 pieces of silver and subsequently crucified on the cross.

Had the devil and the wicked rulers of this world known that by having Christ crucified they would be providing a Savior for mankind, they never would have crucified Christ (1 Corinthians 2:8). But God the Father allowed them to kill His Son to fulfill His purpose. King David wrote, “’Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things? The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ. For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together “to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done” (Acts 4:26-28). God holds all men (including you and me) responsible for and guilty of Christ’s death, not just the Jews.

Another disciple, Thomas, likewise had spent 3 ½ years with Jesus. He, along with the other disciples, had been told by Jesus on several occasions that He would rise from the dead after He was crucified (Matthew 20:19). But none of them picked up on Jesus’ words about His resurrection from the dead. Thomas, who was not with the other disciples when Christ first appeared to them, insisted that he see for himself and put his finger in the holes in Christ’s hands and put his hand in Christ’s side before he would believe in Christ’s bodily resurrection. To this day he is known as “Doubting Thomas.” Jesus said to him, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29).

I haven’t seen the risen Christ. But I believe the testimony of those who did, and the evidence that has been given to us in the Scriptures. For forty days after His bodily resurrection from the dead with a glorified body, He made 10 appearances to over 500 witnesses to validate His resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:1-11). Without His resurrection from the dead, Christians would be the most pitiable people on earth (1 Corinthians 15:10).

But since He as been raised from the dead, all those who have died physically shall be raised from the dead, each in his own order (1 Corinthians 15:20-26). Do you know in which one you will participate if you should die? There will be a generation of believers who won’t die (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52).

If you haven’t placed your faith and trust in Him alone, Who died for your sins…and rose again physically on the third day, why not now? Tomorrow may be too late. (Read Proverbs 27:1; James 4:14).

We’re here to glorify God by making Him known to those who are lost, and telling them how to be saved [1]. We also want to edify believers in their faith. We have a FREE Bible Study Book Marker to help those who want to understand the Bible better. Ask about it. If you have questions/comments, contact us here or at our website:

Good News deserves to be shared, especially the Good News concerning Christ’s substitutionary death for our sins…and His bodily resurrection from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Without His bodily resurrection from the dead, we have no Savior to help us. Don’t leave it out of your presentation to lost people as it is often done.

During His earthly ministry on earth, Jesus wanted to glorify God the Father (John 17:4) by letting others know of His love for mankind in their sinful state (John 3:16). Sometimes people came to Jesus with their questions and needs (Luke 10:25). On other occasions Jesus initiated the conversation with people (Luke 9:1-5).

“Today, you will likely experience both kinds of encounters: those you initiate (such as at a store or filling your tank at a gas station) and those initiated by others (such as delivering your mail or keeping an appointment at your office).

“In both cases, follow the advice of 1 Peter 3:15. ‘Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.’ After all, the first two letters in the word gospel are GO!” (Taken from The Daily Walk Bible, WTB, p. 1213)

Dr. Manfred Kober put the Gospel in 24 words: “Friend, you have sinned. But Christ died for sinners…and rose again. Trust Him alone and He will save you eternally. Do it now!” This presentation includes the human problem, the Divine provision, and the personal procurement. Why not memorize this and share it as the Holy Spirit leads you and as you have opportunities?

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Posted: October 19, 2021 in Gospel, Uncategorized

Recently I boiled some eggs to eat but some of them got marked as being boiled when they weren’t. Later when I cracked one open, it was MESSY. Imagine your small child’s going into the pantry and taking off the labels on the cans. That would be FRUSTRATING. But imagine driving in a hostile, foreign country without any street signs. That could be TERRIFYING. God tells us in His Word that there is an eternal hell to avoid and a heaven to gain.

But suppose He didn’t tell us clearly what we needed to do to be saved. That would be CRUEL. But thankfully He tells us in His Word what we need to do? “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ [alone], Who died for our sins…and rose again [physically] from the dead on the third day, and your will be saved” (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4).

Have you placed your faith and trust in Him alone to save you, or are you depending on your good works to be saved? If saved, when was the last time you shared the Gospel with someone who is lost? Need spiritual help? Contact us. Please LIKE and SHARE this with others.