IT'S EMPTY TRACT

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Category: Easter Tracts
Author:
Jack Hay

 

This high quality and attractively presented leaflet expresses simply and clearly the gospel message, relative to Easter.

Tracts come in bundles of 100 and are priced at £5.00 per 100.

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On a trip to Jerusalem some years ago, a highlight was a visit to the Garden Tomb, a possible burying place of the Lord Jesus. An elderly Englishman called Mr. Whyte was showing us around. Mr. Whyte told us that the previous week a sceptic had asked, “What makes this tomb different from the other ancient tombs around here?” The old man had responded instantly, “It’s empty”.

It’s empty! Whether or not that tomb is authentic, the fact is, Christ’s grave is empty. He came out of the tomb, triumphing over death, and because He is alive, He is “able to save” (The Bible; Hebrews 7.25). You need that living Saviour.

From the tomb, Mr. Whyte led us to a small hill that resembled a human skull, the probable site of the crucifixion. Along the path he drew attention to bushes with long, needle-sharp thorns, perhaps similar to those twisted into the crown of thorns that pierced the Saviour’s brow.

Skull Hill (Calvary) was adjacent to a busy, and at that point, very noisy bus station. Until the commotion had subsided, Mr. Whyte asked us to sing the hymn 
“There is a green hill far away”. With the singing over he explained to us some Bible facts expressed in the hymn.

• “He died that we might be forgiven”. We all require the forgiveness of sins because God has declared, “all the world…guilty” (Romans 3.19). To make forgiveness possible, “Christ died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15.3). He bore the penalty to allow a holy God to pardon us freely.

 “He died to make us good”. No one is naturally good. “There is none that doeth good, no, not one” (Romans 3.12). When temptation beckons, we respond, so that the Lord spoke of “slavery” as an illustration of our relationship with sin. “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin” (John 8.34). Because the Son of God died, we can experience liberty by placing faith in Him. “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8.36).

 “That we might go at last to heaven, saved by His precious blood”. There is a future aspect to salvation. Because the Lord Jesus suffered, guilty sinners can be in heaven instead of hell. Where will you be in eternity? Death is a grim reality and it is generally accepted that approximately 150,000 people die every day. One day, each of us will be included in the statistics. The question is, “What then?” The Bible teaches that those who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus will be with Him in the place of bliss. The Scriptures call the experience of repenting and believing, “conversion”, but “Except ye be converted…ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18.3).


It’s empty; the empty tomb is the evidence of God’s satisfaction with the sacrifice of His Son. Like God, you be content with what the Saviour did at Skull Hill when He “suffered for sins” (1 Peter 3.18), and “believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead”, and you will be saved (Romans 10.9).

Jack Hay
 

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