Jesus called us to be “fishers of men” (see and )

One effective way my team and I have found to “attract fish to our nets” is to use a “Three Door” Display.

This wooden “3 doors” has been a great way to get people to stop and talk about Jesus!

It’s very simple. We merely set it up on the street or on campus, and people will come up to us to ask if they can “open the doors” to see what’s inside.

If we see someone walking by read the title of the display, and they appear curious, we might ask them, “Do you want to give it a try to see the answers?”

It’s a fantastic way to transition into a fruitful gospel conversation!

As an example, you can see in the photo to the right that God used the “Three Doors” to get me into a productive conversation about Jesus and the Gospel with Hailey and Rachel at the University of New Hampshire.

Once you’re in a conversation, you can use a tool like “The Good Person Test,” to keep the conversation focused on the person’s dire need for Salvation in Jesus Christ.

Please feel free to download “The Good Person Test” at: http://www.luke-15.org/good-person-test.pdf.

It is also a good idea to have Bibles, evangelistic DVD’s, and evangelistic books on hand to give away to anyone who appears open.

It’s also effective to give away good gospel tracts to everyone who walks by. In a short period of time, gospel tracts could get in the hands of literally hundreds of people! That’s exciting!!!

For tips on how to effectively use Gospel Tracts, and where to get them, please check out: http://luke-15.org/tracts/.

When the person opens each door, this is what they will find behind them…

Please feel free to click on the graphic to enlarge!

Three-Scriptures

How To Make Your Own:

What You Need:

  • 1 Piece of Plywood cut to 42″x20″x0.5″ (it’s best to purchase it sanded already)
  • 3 Pieces of Plywood cut to 12″x10″x0.5″ (it’s best to purchase it sanded already)
  • 2 Pieces of Plywood cut to 14″x12″x0.5″ (it’s best to purchase it sanded already)
  • 6 Rubber Door Stops (to keep the doors from slamming against the wood)
  • 6 door hinges (like in the photos of the doors)
  • 3 door handles (like in the photos)
  • 4 door hinges (like in the photos of the back stands)
  • 3 Scripture Printouts (See “Scripture Printouts” below.)
  • Foam Board Cut to 40″x13″
  • Large-Scale Printout – 38″x9″ (See “Title” below.)
  • Spray adhesive
  • paint or stain and polyurethane
  • 3 bolts with wingnuts
  • 12 stick-on velcro squares (maybe 1″x1″)
  • stick-on rubber grips for bottom of display
  • stickers for signs that include the numbers: 1, 2, and 3 (see photos for example)

How to Build:

  1. Cut main board to 42″x20″. Make sure board is sanded, if not purchased sanded already. Optionally cut out a “handle” hole as in the photos.
     
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  2. Cut three doors to 12″x10″. Make sure doors are sanded, if not purchased sanded already.
     
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  3. Cut two back stands to 12″x10″. Make sure doors are sanded, if not purchased sanded already. Then measure three inches to the right of the top and cut a diagonal to the bottom-right of the stand. This will result in the bottom beinging 10″ wide, but the top being 7″ wide. Please see photos.
     
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  4. Paint wood or Stain and then apply polyurethane. I opted to stain with 3 coats of polyurethane and it looks GREAT!
  5. Print Scripture Verses out 8.5″x11″ on a color printer. Then cut them down to 8″x10″ with a straight-edge cutter. Then laminate. (A copy-shop or business store like Staples should be able to laminate for you.) (See “Scripture Printouts” below.)
  6. Print out Title on large-scale printer. If you know an Architect or Land Surveyor who owns one, that is best. Otherwise a copy-shop or business store like Staples should be able to do it. Make sure you cut it to 38″x9″. (See “Title” below.)
  7. Cut foam Board to 42″x11″. Place 38″x9″ Title over it and bond with spray adhesive.
  8. Laminate foam board. (A copy-shop or business store like Staples should be able to laminate large-scale for you.)
  9. Position foam board title in the right place over the plywood base (see photos) and then drill three holes for the three screws/wingnuts.
     
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  10. Stick small Velcro squares in all four corners of each of the three Laminated Scripture Sheets and stick them behind each of the three doors (make sure to put them in the correct order.)
  11. Stick the “1” “2” and “3” stickers on the front of the doors.
    Stick the rubber grip on the bottom of the display and legs where they sit on the table.

This is what it looks like setup:

And this is what it looks like folded up for travel:

folded-up

Scripture Printouts:

Bellow are images that you can use to print to be behind the doors. I suggest using “God Cannot Lie” first, “God Cannot Let Lawbreakers Into Heaven” third, and you can take your pick for the second one. (I personally use “God Cannot Be Unjust” because it will be useful later if the person says that God should let everyone into Heaven. Then you can reference that you already established that God can’t be unjust.)

Right-click on the images you want to use, and save to your computer to be printed. You should be saving PDF files.

Title:

Below is the Title to be printed on a large-scale printer. Right-click on the image and save to your computer to be printed. You should be saving a PDF fils.

I pray that this is a blessing to you as you go out into all the world to be fishers of men!

Please feel free to contact me with questions!

Thank you for your prayers, notes of encouragement, and financial support. Without all of those, we could not be reaching the lost for Jesus Christ!

Please feel free to share this with others you think would be encouraged by it, and who will pray!

all for Jesus,

Mark (and family)

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”