Due to the great effectiveness of the full-sized flip chart and the many great gospel presentations it has resulted in, Operation 513 has designed a small, easy to hold version of the flip chart.
It allows you to remain mobile without having to stand by a fixed flipchart. You can easily roll it up and hold it in your hand and unroll it whenever you need it.
People are often visual learners, so having something visual to look at while you explain the message helps people to grasp what you are saying (particularly the picture with the fireball heading towards us but Jesus stands in the way). It also ensures the conversation stays on track, and it keeps people curious because they wonder what the next slide will show.
At less than twenty five centimeters across, it is small, compact and brings the same glorious message, although we as desperately sinful, God is immensely gracious and has done everything required for our salvation.
It has no stand because it doesn't need one, simply hold it in your hand.
Image of the flipchart in action on the streets:
These are the pages of the flipchart:
Here is an idea of what to say when using the flipchart:
Page 1 - Front
"Have you done the good person test before? Let's do it. Who do you recognise on the front here?" (Get response, and point to the different characters to get them to guess the names)
"We look at people like these and we think, 'They are bad people', they have done a lot of bad things, but what about yourself, do you think you are a good person?" (Get response)
"Ok let's do it and see."
Page 2 - Lying
"What do you see here?" (Get response -- usually "A face")
"This guy looks a little bit sad because he just got caught out telling a lie, have you ever lied?" (Get response)
"And what do you call someone who lies?" (Get response)
"Now if you tilt your head sideways you'll see this actually spells out a word, take a look."
Page 3 - Stealing
"What is this guy doing?" (Get response)
"Have you ever stolen something before?" (Get response)
"And what do you call someone who steals?" (Get response)
Page 4 - Anger and Swearing
"What is this guy doing?" (Get response - usually 'road rage')
"Yeah he is angry, have you ever been angry before?" (Get response)
"But this guy is also swearing, have you ever swore?" (Get response)
Page 5 - Lust/Adultery or Dishonouring parents
Now depending on what age group your audience is, this one can either be for lust/adultery or dishonouring your parents.
For lust, you can say:
"Now these two people are married, but not to each other. What is that called?" (Get response)
"But it's interesting what Jesus says on this point, he says not only is adultery wrong, but to even look at anyone with lust, sexual desire, is wrong if we are not married to that person. That means if we are not married at all, we aren't allowed to look at anyone with lust. So have you ever looked at someone with lust?" (Get response)
Or if you have a younger audience, you can say:
"Here we have a mother and his son, at the moment he's being a good kid, but sometimes he doesn't listen to his mum and dad at all. Have you ever disobeyed your parents before?" (Get response)
Page 6 - Courtroom
"So, if they are just some of the standards in which God will judge you after you die, would you be innocent or guilty?" (Get response)
Page 7 - Heaven or Hell
"Therefore, do you deserve Heaven or Hell?" (Get response)
"And Hell is not where you want to go to, because it is a lake of fire and goes on forever. Now what do you think you can do so you don't get sent to Hell?" (Get response - often they'll say 'I won't do those sins anymore.' -- so then explain how that won't get rid of the history of the sins they have done in the past -- imagine a criminal said to a judge in a court of law, "I murdered yesterday, but I won't murder anymore from now on, so please let me go." It's not going to work, is it?)
"The only way we can get to heaven then is if we would have someone who would volunteer to take our hell punishment for us on our behalf, but that person needs to be perfect. Do you know of anyone who is perfect?" (Get response)
Page 8 - Substitute
"What do you see here?" (Get response)
"This person on the left is us, this fire on the right is the Hell punishment we deserve and you'll notice it is coming towards us and would consume us except for the fact that Jesus steps and takes our punishment for us. Since he was perfect that was why he was able to volunteer to take our punishment for us."
"Remember how at the start you thought you were a good person? You've got to throw that idea away, because none of us are good enough, we are not perfect. And instead you need trust only in the death of Jesus to get you to heaven. That means that the moment you trust that, you can then be 100% certain you will go to heaven, because it's not about how good you are it's simply about what He has already done for you. So as result of trusting in Him, you will then want to start turning from your sin out of love and thankfulness for Jesus. Does that make sense?" (Get response)
Page 9 - Cross
"What do you see different about this picture of the cross?" (Get response -- aim for 'There is no one on it.')
"Exactly right, because it is not as if Jesus is still dead, he's not still hanging there, he actually rose from the dead three days after he died, showing his power over life and death."
Page 10 - Response
"So having heard all of this, my question to you is, 'When will you trust only in the death of Jesus for your forgiveness and then start turning from your sin?" (Get response)
At this point, you could then explain how we want to do a 180 degree turn (repent), and you can further explain what faith is -- that just like if you are jumping out of a plane, it's not good enough to simply believe the parachute exists, you need to put it on and trust in it alone to save you from the jump. In the same way, it's not good to enough to simply believe that God exists or that Jesus exists, or just believe the historical fact that Jesus died on the cross, but you need to trust that it's only because He died on the cross for you that that is why you can go to heaven.
And if the person doesn't see the urgency of the message, give some helpful analogies about the shortness of life and the unexpectedness of the timing of our death.
Here is a video of the full-size flipchart being used in a real witnessing encounter. You can still learn from this video to know what to say with the mini flip chart because the pages are all the same:
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