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I realize there are various opinions on how we ought to best handle the last day in October, from embracing it, to avoiding it.
In fact, I think in the past 20 years I’ve personally held convictions all along the spectrum!
This post is not meant to cause division or encourage anyone to go against their conscience.
This post is just meant to offer a few tips for using this day as a springboard to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ!
The following are three tips that I hope will be helpful to you to use this day as a means to share Christ with those who desperately need to hear the message of the gospel:
You: “October 31 is my favorite holiday.”
Friend: “Halloween? Halloween is your favorite holiday?”
You: (Coyly) “Is Halloween on October 31? Nah, I’m talking about Reformation Day. Did you know that on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis?”
Friend: “Really? October 31?”
You: “On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther challenged indulgences, that you could buy your way to Heaven. He wanted to get back to how the Bible says God forgives people. What do you think about that? How do you think people get to Heaven?”
And you’re off…
Author and Speaker Jim Ellif wrote a fantastic (and short) article about Reformation Day. It is fascinating. It is evangelistic. It is inspiring. You can download a version for free to print as a tract, or as a church bulletin insert at: http://www.bulletininserts.org/bulletininsert.aspx?bulletininsert_id=39
Regardless of your personal conviction regarding Halloween, I pray that you will be a light in a dark world every single day of the year, and I hope these tips were a blessing. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think would be blessed by it.
To Christ be the glory, now and forever!