Charlie’s Short Course in Evangelism, 8/29 in Enola, Pennsylva

Charlie Liebert, Christian Apologist, and Teacher will be leading a workshop in Enola, Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening, 8/29, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Enola Church of God, 9 Sherwood Drive.  The workshop’spurpose is to equip Christians to Dialogue with non-Christians about the gospel.  All the material taught in this course is in the newly published booklet: “Charlie’s Short Course in Evangelism.” 

Part 1 lays the Biblical foundations for dialogue with non-Christians including Jesus’ great commission, and Jesus’approach to challenges, presuppositional apologetics and the biblical principle of the state of humankind, being dead in sin.  The raising of Lazarus illustrates the sequence of salvation.

In Part 2  we determine an unbeliever’s spiritual temperature, that is how receptive they are to hearing the Gospel. I’ll also offer an approach to sharing the Gospel.

Are they cold?They don’t have any real interest in the Gospel, andeven a satisfactory answer to their questions would NOT change their relationship to Christ.

Are they lukewarm?If they are lukewarm, you conclude they are interested in Christianity but don’t appear ready to believe.

Are they hot? You’ve taken their temperature, and they are ready to respond to the Gospel. For example, they may say, “This is the one problemkeeps me from believing in Christ” or “If I had real answers I could believe, I’d consider becoming a Christian.”

Knowing their temperature, you then share your testimony and, if applicable, go to Closure to lead them into a relationship with Jesus.

The third part of the workshop will be learning and rehearsing a series of dialogues to speak with various groups including Atheists, & Humanists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormons, (LDS)

Part 4.  One of the most common views in our culture is Materialism, andI’ll share some tools to dialogue with one of them. As a worldview, it’s often called metaphysical naturalism, which is the philosophy that nature is all that exists throughout space and time. The natural world, the universe, the cosmos, consists only of natural elements, matter, and energy— nothing else. The supernatural does not exist; just nature is real. Believers of this philosophy are forced to consider atheistic evolution as the onlyway to answer the question “Where did we come from?”

Three tools to expose Materialism’s fallacyare 1) Immaterial Opposites, 2) Historical Narratives and Absolute Scientific Laws.

The booklet prepared to teach this workshop is Charlie’s Short Course in Evangelism.  Which contains four sections and three appendices 1) Charlie Liebert’s Biography 2) Charlie Liebert’s Testimony 3) Using Mortality as an Evangelistic Tool.

The material for this workshop are from two of my books: 1) Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! 2) 12 Lesson Study Guide for Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! 

This short course booklet is now available as “Charlie’s Short Course in Evangelism.”

Resources available at http://sixdaycreation.com

Christian Apologetics: Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan. $7

12 Lesson Study Guide for Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! 

ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s 106 “Hard” Questions”  $9

Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. $9

Charlie’s Short Course in Evangelism.  $5

Christian Education: My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?A Christian Educator’s Analysis and Advice. $8

God’s Created Creatures Wreck Evolution.  A Teaching Guide for Biblical Creation. 70 Pages, Full Color with 135+ Pictures. $15

Creative Historical Non-fiction (Family History): Liebert Annals in Deutschland.  Our Complete German History$7

Tales of a Teen Aristocrat, Pranksters, a Witch, Curses, Ghosts and a Jew. $7

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.  $5

General Interest Fiction: Yellowstone’s Child.  $7

One Android, 399 lives. 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.Fictional attack.  $7

The Memory Tree.A Gospel Christmas Story.  $9

Other eBooks on Kindle: Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  $2.99

The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. $2.99

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Charlie Liebert’s website http://sixdaycreation.com revised and updated.

My website http://sixdaycreation.com has been renewed and improved to include all the resources I’ve produced to help Christians gain confidence in their faith and mature into effective personal evangelists.  In my more than 30 years as an Apologist, I’ve videoed many answers to questions about religion, science and the Gospel.  On this site there are more than 60 answers linked tomy YouTube channel in nine categories: 1) 10 Common Questions, 2) Astronomy, 3) Bible Questions, 4) Creation & Evolution, 5) Creation Seminar (a complete seminar in 12 parts) 6) Dating & Fossils, 7) Dinosaurs, 8) Noah’s Flood and 9) Races & Genetics.

All four of my published Christian books are listed in two categories.  Since I’ve begun to publish with KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), I’ve been able to reduce my book prices by an average of 40%.  ALL of my books now sell for $9.00 or less.  All are available on my website http://sixdaycreation.com

Christian Apologetics

Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.  Christian, do the “hard” questions you’re asked stop you from being effective for Christ?  Here’s a strategy that will transform you into a fearless evangelist!  $8

ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard”  Questions” 106 Questions Answered. $9

Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. $9

Christian Education

My Children’s Christian Education, What Should I Do?  A Christian Educator’s Analysis & Advice. Shows the Biblical Mandate to educate Christian children and explains ALL the educational options available in the US today $8

Video of my Lakeside Testimony

Creative Historical Non-fiction (Family History)

Liebert Annals in Deutschland.  Our Complete German Historybegins in 1898 with my grandmother from Berlin attending school in Northern Italy.  Ends with my Aunt Rosemarie’s survival of the Holocaust.$7

Tales of a Teen Aristocrat, Pranksters, a Witch, Curses, Ghosts and a Jew. Composite of Liebert family history with the family-specific details removed thatare not of interest to the general public. Contains all three short stories:        “Helene…” “The Curse…” and “Rosemarie…”  $7

Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation.  My twice Jewish aunt, with a Jewish father and a Jewish husband, survived the Holocaust in Germany 1937-1945 by becoming her Gentile cousin. This story is included in “Our Complete German History.” And “Tales…”  $5

General Interest Fiction

Yellowstone’s Child.  Kidnapped at 10 with complete amnesia she recovers her memory at 22 after she’s become a millionaire and successful TV star.  She asks: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She answers “I’mYellowstone’s Child.”  Rated “G.”  Great story for teens.$7

One Android, 399 lives. 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399.Fictional attack.  $7

Other eBooks on Kindle

The Memory Tree.A Gospel Christmas Story.  $2.99

Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My grandmother’s adventures as a 16 to18-year-old at an all-girls school for aristocrats in 1900 northern Italy. $2.99

The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1922. $2.99

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text)

Salvation Illustrated by Lazarus’ Raising!

Jesus raising of Lazarus from the dead in John 11:17-44 illustrates how God accomplishessalvation. Humankind is dead in their sin and unable to save themselves from God’s righteous judgment and condemnation. God saves men by first making them alive to hear by the work of the Holy Spirit. Then they respond to the gospel communicated to them by another person.

Lazarus is dead four days. His body has begun to decay. It stinks!  His body physically can’t come back to life by any natural process.All people are dead in their sin and unable to hear! Dead men cannot hear or be awakened.  They are DEAD!!

Jesus comes to the grave and calls Lazarus by name. But his body can’t live! How can he respond? His body is rotting and stinking. He’s been dead four days! So, the power of God comes on his body and restores it to a condition of life.  He can now hear Christ’s call. All the death and decay is removed by God’s power. His bodyis in a state of life with awareness. The Holy Spirit has brought life, consciousness and open ears.  Jesus spoke about open ears to hear three times in the parable of the sower. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear …”  God made Lazarus’ body alive.  He is aware of his surroundings, and his ears are open to hearing the call of Jesus.

Thus the first action in salvation is God preparing a person, who is dead and making them alive so they can hear the gospel. God alone can do this. Dead men, in their sin, cannot respond to a gospel call without God acting first.  That is why we must always pray for God to move before we witness to Christ’s transforming power. Dead men cannot, will not and do not hear us!  God works first!

Lazarus is now alive and aware, lying on the cold gravestone, and hears Christ’s call.  He knows he is lying in the grave, so the first thing he does in response is get up and walk out. It’s man’s responsibility to respond to the gospel, but God uses human agencyto complete this process.  Men bring the gospel to other men!

Now he walks outof the grave still encumbered by grave wrappings, which represent his sin and past life. Although his sin debt, the penalty of death has been fully paidby Jesus, his lifestyle, habits, etc. are all still with him. Others must help him shed those things.  Unwrapping him is a picture of discipleship.  One of the best ways to disciple new believers is the “Operation Timothy” program available from members of CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection). Interested? charlie@sixdaycreation.com.

If you are a Christian then at a moment in time, after you were physically born, you were born again when God made you spiritually alive and gave you ears to hear.  Then, you listened to the Gospel call and responded sealing your salvation in Christ.

This blog was adapted from pages 7-9 of Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!   Go to http://www.sixdaycreation.comfor more info.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions”Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com 3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1)The Memory Tree. A Gospel Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  My Grandmother’s adventures in 1900 Northern Italy.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf. Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf. A 17th-century German folk tale dramatically illustrated by events in 1921.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.comor 336-337-4975 (call or text).

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Part 2 of Charlie Liebert’s Christian Apologetics Trilogy. 1 Personal Evangelism 2 Questions & Answers 3 Evolution Debunked

Last week I recounted how I came to write my first book: “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!”  because I saw many of my Christian friends afraid to share the gospel with the unbelievers they encountered every day. Why were they so hesitant? When I asked, the most common answer was:

“Because I can’t answer all the hard questions they ask me, like, “Where did Cain get his wife? What happens to the native in the jungle who has never heard the gospel? Does he go to hell? Why do bad things happen to good people?” The Bible says, ‘Be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you.’ But I’m not ready! I can’t answer those questions! I just don’t know enough about the Bible or science or anything else! Help!”

Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! Develops a personal, Christian evangelism strategy that doesn’t immediately answer the hard questions but still gets to the gospel every time a believer has an opportunity. Using this strategy we share our lives in Christ before we answer our listener’s questions. Now that you’ve shared the Gospel, you still need to answer those hard questions.

On my website “sixdaycreation.com” I’ve answered questions for 25 years.  Questions and answers from 106 of those are in “ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.”  A difficult area for most Christians is explaining their belief in Biblical Creation in a culture steeped in Darwinian Evolution.  In “ANSWERS…” I addressed the cultural context of Evolutionary science answering the two most important implications of Evolution: 1) the value of human life and 2) racism’s evolution connection. This critique of Evolution’s impact on society will give you more ammunition to fight the good fight in our spiritual war with e vil. It will fortify your faith and provide even more answers.

As I was finishing “ANSWERS …” I realized that although I’d compared Creation and Evolution in that book, I had not shown the IMPOSSIBILITY of Atheistic Evolution. So now in my third book, Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead! Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE. I’ll expose Evolution’s impossibility because:

Evolution is NOT science; it’s a faith statement about the past!

Evolution breaks three unbreakable scientific laws, and that’s impossible! Scientific laws CAN”T ever be broken, and remain laws. Because Evolution breaks scientific laws, it must fall back, at least, to a theory or a hypothesis.  It’s not scientific because it postulates past events that CANNOT be addressed by science.

Evolution’s never been observed in a laboratory or the field. Dr. Richard Dawkins, one of the foremost Evolutionists in the world, said. “Evolution has been observed. It’s just that it hasn’t been observed when it’s happening.” (Authors note.  That’s a nonsense statement!!)

The missing links between apes and men are ALL still missing,

There are some creatures whose behavior, design or intricate complexity Evolution cannot explain.  The history of Evolution contains many frauds, and I’ve highlighted two of them.

Charlie is the author of three books and seven short stories published on Amazon, Kindle.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.com or 336-337-4975 (call or text).

Charlie Liebert’s Christian Apologetics Trilogy 1 Personal Evangelism 2 Questions & Answers 3 Evolution Debunked

At thirty-five, in Greensboro, North Carolina, I became a Christian. My conversion is detailed in “Your Personal Testimony” in my first book “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer! ”  My transformation from Atheism was so sudden, surprising, and dramatic that I had to unlearn and relearn almost everything I believed. All my presuppositions changed in a moment. Everything I thought I knew about humankind and God was wrong! The most challenging intellectual struggle I faced was giving up the theory of evolution. I had been taught evolution as fact and accepted it because I thought, “My teachers wouldn’t lie to me.” Besides, it made a lot of sense the way it was presented in my classes. As a new believer, I was confronted with the biblical truth of the Genesis account of creation in direct opposition to the evolution I loved. I immediately knew that Genesis and the Bible did not fit with what I’d learned science classes. It became very clear that there was no evolution in the first three chapters of Genesis.

An intense intellectual conflict developed in my mind that I had to resolve. If God created in six literal days, then evolution could not be true! For the first time, I looked on the other side of the questions. “Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going?” I read all the books I could find about creation and the Bible: Genesis Flood, The Lie, Scientific Creationism, and many more. It took three years for me to evolve from ab Atheistic Evolutionist to a Young Earth Creationist (YEC). I passed through day-age, gap theory, and Old Earth to get to YEC. God’s Word and science did fit together! God created in six literal days!  By my fifth year as a Christian, walking with Christ, I developed a deep understanding of Creation and its Biblical base.

This newfound confidence in Scripture spurred me on to study more and more Christian apologetics. I wanted to be able to explain to unbelievers I knew why Christianity was true. As I grew in knowledge I became less inclined to witness as again and again; I was confronted by questions from unbelievers I couldn’t answer. All those questions from the non-Christians I encountered made me stumble more and more until I began avoiding witnessing for Christ.

Living in Greensboro, NC I was teaching Evangelism to a group of Christian Businessmen for CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection) when I realized this problem of questions diverting my desire to share Christ was common among believers.  So, I asked: “How did Jesus handle this problem?”  He didn’t answer their questions but answered with another question to drive his listeners to assess the reason for the question.  This principle of “taking one’s spiritual temperature” is the foundation of my first book subtitled  “A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.” Next week I’ll reveal how I came to write the second and third books in my trilogy.

Charlie’s Christian Evangelism Trilogy: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.com or 336-337-4975 (call or text).

God’s Wake-Up Calls, My Third, Saturday 1/27/2108, Charlie Liebert

I as born into this world on 09/02/1941.  God gave me life in him on March 20, 1977, at thirty-five, in Greensboro, North Carolina, when I became a Christian. My transformation from Atheism was so sudden, surprising, and dramatic that I had to unlearn and relearn almost everything I believed. God in His sovereign purpose gave me ears to hear, brought me from death to life, and I was “born again.” All my presuppositions changed in a moment. Everything I thought I knew about humankind and God was wrong! As a new believer, I confronted the biblical truth of the Genesis’ account of Creation in direct opposition to the Evolution I loved. There was no evolution in the first three chapters of Genesis.  I’ll talk more about this more in next week’s blog.  In 1977 was the beginning of my walk with Jesus.

Toward the end of 1996, I came to the brink of eternity with a significant heart attack.  The surgeon would later tell me that when he entered the OR I had 30 minutes to live.  I saw my mortality up close.  This second call brought major changes in life priorities because my life is just a vapor I should spend as much time as possible on eternal things.

Almost 40 years after becoming a Christian, God again called me to consider His great mercy. In Christ.  Now living in Carlisle, PA., on March 3, 2107, I had a minor heart attack.  Triple bypass surgery was performed on March 20, 2017, forty years to the day from my conversion.  God gave me a new heart in 1977 and renewed my heart again in 2017.  Both heart attacks were God’s calls to draw me to greater commitment to Christ.

This most recent call was on Saturday 1/27/2018.  Returning home for lunch from a meeting at the library I suddenly doubled over in severe pain like nothing I’d ever experienced. I have been studying with some Christian brothers the connection between Romans 8:28 and I Thessalonians 5:18. “ALL things work together for good” and “Give thanks in ALL things.” A sudden reality confronted me: “Could I give thanks, NOW.  The pain was overwhelming.  My highly inflamed appendix burst.  A normal 1-hour surgery took 2 ½ hours because of all the clean-up required.  I came home 24 hours later, and healing continues.  BUT the most important lesson I learned was to see up close and personal my mortality and the connection of ALL things in His purpose.  In Christ, we need to be thankful even in the darkness and pain.  All things DO work together for good and I WILL thank Him in ALL things

So, when you get discouraged, in pain or depressed, PRAISE GOD.  Give thanks in ALL things and ALL circumstances.  God is working for your GOOD in those hard, dark, painful times.  Find help in the Hymn lines:

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Charlie is the author of three Christain Apologetic books and seven short stories published on Amazon, Kindle.

Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie              Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Share the Gospel this Christmas by reading my short story “The Memory Tree” to your family. It’s on Kindle.

“The Memory Tree” is a short Christmas story written by Charlie Liebert.  Reading it to your family is an easy and effective way to share the gospel at Christmas dinner or when you tell stories around the tree. It can be read in about 15 minutes. Some readers have used the story as a script to tell the story as a skit or play.

Can a Christmas tree planted, more than 50 years ago, in memory of Ruth and Barry’s grandfather speak to their father, Harry?  Harry’s been bitter for years about the death of his wife Charlotte on Christmas Eve.  Harry’s memory went back to that afternoon 28 years before. Charlotte shouting; “Harry!” as the truck suddenly appeared out of the rain.  The sound of the crash was deafening.  Harry awoke, aware of being wet and some hands on his shoulder.  The awful pain in his back made everything seem fuzzy.  He heard someone say, “This one’s still alive, but the woman’s dead.”

His grandson Barry poked him, and he came back to the present.  Before he continued telling the story, he asked, in his mind: “How could a God that loves us let Charlotte die?”  He’d never gotten an answer he could accept.

He continued: “Why did one tree have to die for the other to live?” He asked the children, unsure himself of the answer.  All the bitterness of the years came back suddenly, and he felt tears well up in his eyes.

“That’s what Charlotte said, ‘He had to die to give us life,'” he almost shouted.  He understood that the tree had a message for him all along.  All these years he hadn’t seen it.  Jesus had to die so we could live.  We couldn’t sacrifice ourselves, we weren’t worthy, but He was worthy to pay our debt.  Now it was clear, Jesus had died to give Harry life.  “O Lord how could I have been so blind!!  I need you, Jesus,” he thought.

Author’s Note: Pause, if necessary to clarify the Gospel.[

Ten years later Harry lay on the bed overlooking the backyard.  The tree was now old like him and ready to die.  The last ten years had been kind to him, and he had many chances to share Jesus.  But now the end was almost here.  It looked like another winter storm.  In the darkening sky, the wind blew strong.  Just as Harry breathed out his last breath, the wind picked up and the memory tree cracked at the base and fell into the Slazer’s yard.

Richard Slazer was reading in John when he heard the tree fall.  “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone; but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.”  Richard got up from his chair and went out into the yard to look at the fallen tree.  As he looked at the base where it had cracked and broken, he noticed a tiny branch poking its head up through the soil next to the broken stump. Perhaps a new tree will grow in its place, he thought, as he hurried in to escape the coming storm.

Charlie is the author of three books and seven short stories published on Amazon, Kindle.

Three Books: 1) “Always Be Ready to Give an Answer!  A Former Atheist’s Personal Christian Evangelism Plan.”  2) ANSWERS For “The Hope That Is in You.  Direct, Simple Answers to the World’s “Hard” Questions” Both at http://yourchristiananswers.com  3) “Without 3 Miracles Darwin’s Dead!  Science Proves Atheistic Evolution is IMPOSSIBLE.”  Available at http://www.w3mdarwinsdead.com

Amazon/Kindle short stories written by Charlie Liebert: 1) The Memory Tree. A Christmas Story.  2) Helene at Mama Henney’s Boarding School for Girls.  3) Lost in Yellowstone: Sarah Johanson disappears without a trace.  4) Yellowstone’s Child: “Who am I? Sarah Johanson, Sally Graham, Sally Johnson or Detective Elaine Scott.”   NO! She’s Yellowstone’s Child.  5) One Android, 399 lives: 59th Street Terrorist Attack Kills 399. 6) Rosemarie, Kristallnacht Transformation. How my twice Jewish Aunt survived the Holocaust 7) The Curse of the Witch of Zahlendorf.  Der Fluch der Hexe von Zahlendorf.

Twitter name: @CreationCharlie                   Charlie’s weekly blog, search charlieliebert.blog

Video answers http://www.sixdaycreation.com

Contact charlie@sixdaycreation.com or 336-337-4975 (call or text).