Share Jesus from Your Pocket: Pocket Testament League
by Debora Dyess 7/09/2012 / Ministry Website Reviews
John 20:21 "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."
The casket hung for just a second at the edge of the Earth and then continued its descent.
Linda squeezed her eyes shut. It was the first time she'd ever attended the funeral of a friend she knew died without Christ. She vowed, as she stood at the gravesite, it would be the last.
Christians know that Evangelism is an important part of their life in Christ. It is imperative for those in our world who are without salvation and an essential building block in our own spiritual life. But many Believers do not know how to share their faith. They are uncertain of how to even begin.
Pocket Testament League is an organization that, since 1893, has helped Christians with free evangelism training. But longevity does not mean PTL is outdated. On the contrary, the website offers fresh ways to bring others to Jesus.
FOR THE 'OLD-TIMERS'
PTL knows the most effective Evangelism tools are Christians who know the Word of God and love to spend time reading and sharing it. They offer Evangelism Bootcamp, a 21-Day Challenge (where participants read one chapter of John each day and use free daily devotionals to dig deeper), a variety of ways to share and a community of like-minded believers. The Community shares success stories, prayer requests and suggestions.
FOR NEW BELIEVERS
The Christian life does not end with salvation. PTL offer new believers a free 4-part correspondence course to learn the basics and begin growing in their faith. The free daily devotionals and community of fellow-laborers are available to help and support them. That, along with the 21-Day Challenge and Evangelism Bootcamp put every babe in Christ off to a good start.
THEGOSPEL OF JOHN
Because the Gospel of John talks more about the love of Christ than any other, PTL uses it as their primary witnessing tool. Bright, contemporary cover art makes the book eye-catching. Titles target different groups of people. Call the Right Play is designed for sports enthusiasts. Forever Faithful, designed for pet lovers, features three beautiful dogs. A dramatic photograph of the formation of infant stars taken by the Hubble telescope graces the cover of Cosmic Fingerprints. The unique design of B Free features a graffiti-filled wall, perfect for sharing the Gospel on the streets. Although the message of each testament is the same, the cover art, the first thing people notice, is designed to catch the attention of those to whom it is given.
No Christian should ever have to stand by the grave of a friend and wonder if they shared their faith adequately. Pocket Testament League will build your faith, provide evangelism tools and disciple those who respond to your invitation to know Jesus as Savior. Their mission is to facilitate yours. Visit them at http://www.ptl.org/. Find your tools to fulfill the Great Commission.
Debora Dyess is a wife, mom and grandmom in the Central Texas area. She is a professional author with stories in 'Bike Love', 'A Cup of Comfort for Christian WOmen' and other anthologies, and the editor of the Senior Living site at BellaOnline.com. Ghostwriter of more than a dozen children's books.