Complete Gospel Tract Titles

Gospel Tract List
1. How I Received the Holy Ghost
2. Jesus Is Coming Again
3. You Must Be Born Again
4. Stir Up the Gift of God
5. The World's Most Dreaded Hour
6. What is Salvation?
7. Stand Still in Jordan
8. The Returned Father
9. Grieved Hearts
10. The Second Death
11. The Father and the Son
12. Suffering and the Saints
13. Cancer Conquered
14. The Church?
15. How Shall They Preach, Except They Be Sent?
16. Have You Received the Holy Ghost Since You Believed?
17. Patience
18. Alone With God
19. Tithes and Offerings
20. Prayer
21. The True Sabbath
22. The Besetting Sin
23. Saving Strength
24. What Will the Harvest Be?
25. Marriage and Divorce
26. Taking the Name of the Lord
27. Keys to the Kingdom
28. Works
29. Politics and Believers
30. Unequally Yoked in Marriage
31. Unequally Yoked in Worship
32. The Forgiven Woman
33. The New Earth
34. The Sin of Silence
35. Freedom
36. Gods of the Gentiles
37. Why Some Are Not Healed
38. The Seven Pillars
39. Life, More Abundantly
40. Fear
41. The Comforter’s Testimony
42. This is My Friend
43. Conversion
44. The Time Is Drawing Near?
45. Songs in the Night
46. The Master's Net
47. Trials are Opportunities
48. Receiving the Messenger
49. Seven Messages to the Seven Pastors
50. Keep Yourself Pure
51. Jezreel
52. The New Birth
53. Denying Jesus
54. Bruised Reeds
56. The Wise and the Foolish
57. Holiness
58. Is Jesus God?
59. Christ or Christianity
60. Have Faith In God
63. Four Kinds of Soil
64. Communion
66. Baptism
69. Crucified With Christ
70. Homosexuality and the Bible
71. The Kingdom of God
72. The Gospel of Christ
77. Sanctification
78. New Commandments
79. The Sacrifice of Christ
81. Speaking in Tongues
87. Antichrist
88. The Way of Grace
90. Relationships
93. Subdued
94. The Spirit of Christ
95. The Blood of Christ
96. Spirit of a Serpent, Spirit of a Dove
97. Gluttony
En español
El Nuevo Nacimiento
¿Cristo o Cristianismo?
¿Que Es Salvación?
El Sacrificio de Cristo

Gospel Tract #90


by John David Clark, Sr.

"Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the prophets."
Matthew 22:37-40

Righteousness is all about relationships. Every commandment God has ever given was designed for one purpose; that is, to guide us into right relationships, either with God or with one another. From Genesis to Revelation, every story, every prophecy, and every commandment serves this one purpose. Holy life is a life of right relationships. There can be no righteousness where there are no right relationships. No one but God can be holy by himself, including the Son of God, but even God chose not to be holy alone!

The Law that God gave Moses revealed to man how to live with God and with others. When God said, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image," He was revealing how to have a right relationship with Him. When He said, "Thou shalt not kill" and "Thou shalt not steal," He was revealing how to have right relationships with others. Righteousness is all about relationships.

Both the Old and the New Testaments give us instructions concerning relationships with people who occupy specific places in our lives, such as husband, wife, parent, child, as well as with such people as prophets, pastors, and teachers. There is a right relationship to be had with each person who is in your life.

The places that people occupy and the spiritual conditions of people vary so widely that the Bible cannot tell us how to have a right relationship in every circumstance with every person. That is why Jesus suffered and died. We needed the holy Spirit to guide us into a right relationship with every person, in every circumstance.

Paul told us to "comfort the feeble minded" and to "warn the unruly". He also said, "Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine." Now, if instead of warning the unruly, someone comforts them, or if someone warns the elders that do well instead of honoring them, or gives double honor to the feeble-minded instead of comforting them, that person doesn't have a right relationship with those people. The Spirit must reveal to us who is "unruly", who is "feeble-minded", and who is "an elder that rules well" so that we can conduct ourselves appropriately toward them.

Once you realize the value of having right relationships, you will strive to have a right relationship with everyone. You will even strive to have a right relationship with the devil. God has a right relationship with the devil, and we can, too. God cast him out of heaven, and Paul exhorted us to be like God and make no room for the devil (Eph. 4:27). Sometimes, having a right relationship means having no relationship at all ("No, not to eat" - 1Cor. 5:11). Paul told certain congregations to cast out unruly members because of their stubborn and rebellious conduct (e.g., 1Cor. 5). Jesus also mentioned cutting off members of the body so that the whole body could be preserved (Mt. 5:29-30). So, there is no such thing as a man having a right relationship with God but a poor relationship with God's people. Jesus said, "As much as you have done it unto the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." John said, "How can you love God whom you have not seen, if you love not these whom you have seen?" I recently spoke with a man who thought that his relationship with God was fine, even though his relationship with the body of Christ was almost non-existent. He is fooling himself.

There is no relationship with God that excludes His children. This means that if you have a relationship with God, then you have right relationships with members of the body of Christ. This is why no loners will escape damnation. They may judge themselves to be godly, but without right relationships, they will be cast into the Lake of Fire.

The Triangle

It is unwise to be closer to someone than that person is to God. It is unwise to trust anyone more than that person trusts God, or to follow any person unless that person is following God. Even the great apostle Paul said, "Follow me, as I follow Christ." Only those who are led by the Spirit of God have a right relationship with anybody. That is why Paul said that only those that are led by the Spirit of God are the real children of God (Rom. 8:14). It is wise to love and trust those people.

All right relationships in the kingdom of God can be described as a triangle. The three corners of the triangle are you, God, and another person – with God in the middle and over all. No one has a right relationship with anybody unless God is in the middle. My father taught that God is so jealous over His people that He even wants to sleep between a man and his wife – and that if He did not, there was bound to be trouble between them. God's commandments are expressions of His love, written out. They teach us how to love others the way God loves. In other words, they teach us what true love is. That's why Paul wrote, "Love is fulfillment of the law."

One man asked Jesus, "What is the greatest commandment?" Jesus told him, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength." And then Jesus volunteered what was the second greatest commandment. He said, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Then Jesus added, "On those two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Think about that. The whole of our lives, as life should be lived, is summarized in two commandments which direct us to love God completely and to love others as ourselves. True righteousness is, indeed, all about relationships. How are the relationships in your life?