The unofficial spectator sport of the Olympics is pin trading and people from Sochi and around the world will be collecting and trading pins from their favorite countries, sports, and retailers. To capitalize on this unique phenomenon, Engage Sochi volunteers will have their own lapel pins that are specifically designed to help share the Gospel. The pins will feature Sochi’s most recognizable landmark, the seaport building, and the Engage Sochi evangelism star and web address.
Attached to the pin is a printed Gospel presentation in both Russian and English. Volunteers will use the pins to help start conversations and to help explain the Gospel during the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, volunteers distributed around 75,000 evangelism pins similar to the Engage Sochi design. In addition to being used in Sochi, IMB missionaries across Russia will use these pins, and the excitement of the Olympic games, to reach the people in the cities where they serve…from Moscow to Vladivostok!
BE ON THE WINNING TEAM!
Did you know that the design for the Engage Sochi Olympic pin has a meaning? Learn what each color means and be on the winning team! Don’t just read, take the time to share with a friend!
It is great to cheer when your country wins a gold medal. You can shout, “We won, we won” and feel part of the team! Followers of Jesus Christ are on the winning team! Jesus’ victory over sin and death has become their victory. To become part of the winning team Jesus’ victory must become your victory.
GOLD: God loves you and desires a relationship with you forever!
Jesus’ victory can be yours!
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.- John 3:16
BLACK: sin separates us from God’s love and eternal life with Him.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. – Romans 3:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23
RED: Jesus Christ shed His blood for our sin.
Jesus went to the cross willingly to pay the price and penalty for sin.
But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!. – Romans 5:8
There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved. – Acts 4:12
WHITE: When we confess our sin to God, He makes us whiter than snow.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9
“Come, let us discuss this,” says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow.” – Isaiah 1:18
BLUE: Then we become a follower of Jesus Christ and God’s Holy Spirit lives in us.
He is our guide and comforter. We are to walk in the Spirit.
When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. – John 16:13
Walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. – Galatians 5:16
GREEN: As we follow Jesus Christ daily we grow in Him.
We grow physically by eating and exercising; we grow spiritually by reading and memorizing God’s Word, praying, and telling others about Christ.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. – 2 Peter 3:18
Do you want to become a follower of Jesus Christ? No matter where you are right now, say these words to God. “Almighty God, I confess that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus died for my sin, that He rose from the dead, and is alive today. Forgive my sin. Give me the victory and the ability to live and walk on the winning team until that time that I am with You forever in heaven. Amen!”
If you have just become a follower of Jesus Chris, please let Engage Sochi know. We want to hear from you!
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