"Smiles" is a one-page tract that contains 31 of my favorite funny one-liners on the front (which makes it very easy to distribute) and a great gospel message on the back. I give a copy to almost every person I meet. Join me in experiencing the joy of passing them out.
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Smiles (Black and white version with one-liners for all audiences, KJV scriptures)
Side one of Smiles contains only clean one-liners such as:
1. Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children.
2. If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is it naked or homeless?
3. Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
Side two presents the gospel using three stories and scripture:
1. The Driver (Our need)
2. The Convict (God's provision)
3. The Skydiver (Our response and how it will change our life)
ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE...
The stories that follow capture the heart
of the Bible’s message in a fresh, new
way. You are invited to experience them
1. The Driver
A driver was once stopped by a police
officer. He was a good driver and as far as
he knew he had done nothing wrong.
The police officer said, “I pulled you
over because you were going 60 through
a school zone. There were ten warning
signs that the speed limit was 15 and you
ignored them all.”
Just like the driver had ten warning
signs, God has given us ten clear warning
signs in the Bible. They are called the Ten
Have you ever told a lie, stolen
something or used God’s name as a cuss
word? If you’re like me the answer is ‘yes’.
Listen to what the Bible says:
• Whoever keeps the whole law and yet
stumbles at just one point is guilty of
breaking all of it. James 2:10
God is saying that by breaking one
Commandment we have sinned and will
be held accountable for breaking all of
them, including adultery and murder.
• God’s judgment for our sin is death.
(Banishment to hell because He will
not allow sin in His presence).
If the story ends here, there is no hope
2. The Convict
An innocent man approached a judge and
volunteered to be executed in the place of a
convicted murderer. The judge consented. The
next day the judge told the convict he had a
decision to make.
“An innocent man has been put to death in your
place. If you will accept his payment for your
crime, you are free to go. If you will not accept
his payment, you will be executed for your crime.
Which do you choose?”
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sinless but
voluntarily gave his life to pay the penalty for
your sins and mine. (God’s judgment for our sin
is death). Three days later he rose from the dead.
• God showed his great love for us by sending
Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners.
• The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus
our Lord. Romans 6:23b
As a result of Jesus’ death in your place, you
have two choices:
Receive both God’s pardon for your sins and
eternal life by repenting (sensing your sinfulness
and desiring to turn from it) and placing your
trust in the Lord Jesus. (Acts 20:21)
Reject both God’s pardon for your sins and
eternal life by trusting in anyone or anything
other than Jesus to make you acceptable to God,
thus bearing the penalty for breaking God’s law
• Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life,
but whoever rejects the Son of God will not
see life, for God's wrath remains on him.
Knowing about Jesus doesn’t mean you believe
3. The Skydiver
Skydivers demonstrate their belief in
their parachutes when they jump from the
Followers of Jesus demonstrate their
belief in Him when God’s Spirit changes
their thoughts and desires.
• If anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creation; the old has gone, the new
has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17
• God says, “I will give you a new heart
and put a new spirit in you.”
Just as entering a garage won’t make
you a mechanic, attending a church won’t
make you a Christian.
If you would like to receive God’s
pardon for your sins and the gift of eternal
life, consider a prayer like this:
“Jesus, I believe you paid the penalty for
my sins when you died on the cross and
rose from the dead. I want to turn from my
sins and place my trust in you as my Lord.
I am willing to follow you the rest of my
life. Thank you for the gift of eternal life.
• Anyone who calls on the name of the
Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
The desire of real followers of Jesus is to:
• Live a life worthy of the Lord, pleasing
Him in every way, bearing fruit in
every good work, and growing in the
knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10
Every Saturday a team of us distribute between 1,000 and 1,500 copies of Smiles at the Orlando International Airport. It’s my personal goal to give a copy of Smiles to every person I meet, seven days a week. I often do it by saying something like, “Here’s something to brighten up your day”.
I usually use the black and white version of the tract to keep the cost down and copy it onto pastel colored paper.This tract is also available in many langauges: GO TO THE INTERNATIONAL TRACTS PAGE