Share The Gospel Easily, Using Colored Felt!
The Gospel via felt is a quick, easy way you can present the Gospel to
others. All you need are several small pocket sized pieces of colored
felt. I often carry mine in my billfold or a small holder or bag.
The colored pieces in order are white, black, red, white, green, and
lastly gold or yellow. You can use colored pieces of paper, but felt
is more attractive and can be washed in the washing machine. I suggest
you first practice this on your Christian friends. Don't sound like
your quoting or reading a script. Feel free to use your own words.
By Wayne Mckellips . I got the idea for this from something I read
or heard years ago. Sorry, I cannot remember what it was. Please copy
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Here's how you can introduce the story:
Hi John, I've got some pieces of colored felt here. They tell a story.
Would you like to hear it? If they respond yes, continue.
1st= The White piece. This stands for how we all start out, clean,
with no sins. When we're first born, we haven't done anything, good or bad.
2nd= The Black piece. Before long we all choose to sin and disobey God.
In Romans 6:23 the Bible says, "The wages of sin is death." That's spiritual death.
Our sins seperate us from God. The good news is the second part of Romans 6:23 says,
"and the gift of God [is] life age-during in Christ Jesus our Lord." YLT In John 10:10
Jesus said that he came so we could have life in have it to the full or abundantly. This
leads us to the next color.
3rd= The Red felt stands for the blood of Jesus. The Bible tells us
that Jesus, God the Son, left heaven and came to earth
to suffer the punishment of our sins for us, because He loves us. After
Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, he died on the cross in our place,
as our substitute. Then he physically rose from the tomb alive 3 days
later. As our substitute he carried our sins in his own body and He
took the punishment of our sins for us. But his dying in our place is
only credited to us if and when put our trust in him as our Savior and our Boss.
4th= This White piece of felt, stands for how clean Jesus makes us when
we turn away from our sins and turn to God trusting in Jesus
as our Savior and Boss. All the good deeds in the world
can't wash away even one sin. Only the blood of Jesus can wash
all our sins away, and make us sinless in God's Sight. Also,
when we trust in Jesus as our Savior and Lord, God becomes
our Father, we are born from above, and God the Holy Spirit,
comes to live inside us. He changes us and empowers us to live for him.
5th= The Green felt. On this earth a lot of people want Jesus as their
Savior but not their Boss. But He can't be our Savior unless He is also
our Boss. All Christians slip and sin at times, but God knows if we
really want to follow him or not. If we continue to trust in Jesus as
our Savior and Boss, when we die we will leave this earth and...
6th= The yellow felt. ...we will go and live with Jesus in heaven
Depending on the situation, you can ask them, "How'd you like the
story?" Then, depending on their answer go on from there. Or, you can
ask them, "Are you trusting Jesus your Savior and Boss?" If they say,
"No." Ask them if they'd like to accept Jesus as their Savior and Boss.
If they say, "Yes, they'd like to." You can ask them if they'd like to
repeat this prayer after you, if they really mean it. Romans 10:13.
"Dear God, be merciful to me, a sinner. I believe Jesus
died for me. I'm sorry I've sinned against you. Right now, I
claim Jesus as my Savior and my Boss. Thank you for forgiving me
and washing all my sins away by the blood of Jesus. Help me to love you
and obey you. Amen."
You can ask them if they have any questions. Before you part, or from
time to time, invite them to visit your church or Bible study, give
them some literature, etc. Do what you think God is leading you to do.
Be tactful, not forceful. Remember, as my preacher used to say, "People don't
care how much you know, until they know how much you care."
This method of evangelism is really easy to use. I shared it with
about 20 kids in children's church one Sunday. I gave all of them
colored felt pieces to use. Several shared the gospel with their
parents. Two boys, one 7 years old and another boy, 9 years old shared
the gospel with a play friend using the felt. Both little friends who
heard the Gospel in felt said they wouldn't be allowed to visit our
church. However, I encouraged my students to just tell their friends,
"That's okay, you can still trust in Jesus as your Boss and Savior."
I shared it with a lady at work that same week. It led to an
interesting and hopefully helpful discussion. Remember, it often
takes time, and follow up, for someone to get to the point where they
are willing to ask Jesus to be their Savior and Boss.
Here are some helpful verses: Romans 9:11. Matthew 19:14. Romans 3:10,
23. Romans 6:23. Isaiah 59:2. John 3:16,17. John 10:10. Romans 5:8.
1st Peter 2:24. 1st John 1:7,9. Revelation 1:5. Romans 10:9-10,13.
Ephesians 2:8-10. John 1:1-3,12,14. 1st John 5:12-13. John 14:1-3,6.
1st Corinthians 15:1-7,35-58. Acts 2:38. 2nd Peter 3:9. Acts 16:30-34.
For more helpful verses I suggest you go to my article "How You
Can Be Sure You'll Live Forever With Jesus After Death."