Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Seeking the True Treasure

My son Andrew loves to go geocaching. It seems like every time we get ready to go anywhere, he has the coordinates loaded on his handheld GPS and is ready to look for "treasure". We have stopped at rest stops along the highway, in large cities, on dirt roads, in parks and on hiking trails. Once we actually found one by accident out in the middle of nowhere in Nevada!

The front of the tract Andrew
 leaves in caches.
Andrew decided that geocaching is a great way to witness his faith to others. He leaves a tract that he has made in all of the "caches" he finds as well as the ones he hides. I love that he has found such a creative way to way to share the gospel.

Here is what he puts inside each cache...

…Well, there is! Seeking the True Treasure, Jesus Christ, is more rewarding than any caching hunt. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

If you died tonight, where would you be tomorrow? Would you go to Heaven? The Bible teaches that “All have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12) This means that you must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved, because the wrong things you have done separate you from God, and eternal life. However, because God loves each and every person on Earth, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place, and take the punishment we deserve: death. He died a cruel and horrible death on a cross so that we could be with God for Eternity! All you must do is believe that Jesus did this for you, and then receive his free gift of Salvation. Your good works won’t save you, as it says in Romans 9:11c, “…, not because of works but because of him who calls.” If you are ready to receive God’s free gift of salvation, pray something like this: 

“Dear God, I know that you sent your Son to die in my place. I accept your free gift of eternal life. Please save me, and help me to live for You. In your Son’s name, amen.”
If you just prayed that prayer, I would encourage you to read the book of John in the Bible, and find a Bible-believing church to attend. Also, if you have any questions, please contact: 1 (888) NEED-HIM

For more encouragement, Andrew recommends the book 
Will Our Generation Speak by Grace Mally

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