Missions History: John Gibson Paton

 
In a poor Scottish home in the early 1800s, a father led his family in prayer. One of his sons would later write, “How much my father’s prayers impressed me…he poured out his whole soul with tears for the conversion of the heathen world to the service of Jesus, and for every personal and domestic need…As we rose from our knees, I used to look at the light on my father’s face…hoping that, in answer to his prayers, I might be privileged and prepared to carry the blessed gospel to some portion of the heathen world.”
 

This son was named John Gibson Paton, and God would answer his father’s prayers.

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How to Use Gospel Tracts

 
 
There is a real service of Christ in the distribution of the gospel in its printed form…When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready…Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. Therefore, do not go out without your tracts. 

-Charles Spurgeon

In the Great Commission, Jesus Christ commanded us to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”  (Mark 16:15) We should actively work to share the gospel with others. Pastors and evangelists play a special role by public preaching, but every Christian shares the responsibility for evangelism. We can share the gospel through one-on-one witnessing conversations, home Bible studies, and many other ways. Today, let’s talk about how to use one helpful witnessing tool—gospel tracts.   Read more…