The Gospel & Elevators

Suppose for a moment you were in an elevator with one other person and you had only one minute to share with them the basics of the Gospel.

What would you say?

Some might harken back to an evangelism class taken years ago that taught different styles of how to present the Gospel:

“Suppose you were to die tonight and God were to ask you, ‘Why should I let you into my heaven?’ what would you say?”  

Or

“Did you know that God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life?”  

I’m sure there are many more “approaches” to delivering the Gospel. I’m not referring to any of them, including the two examples above. The question is, “What would you say to someone about the Gospel itself – if you only had one minute?”  It’s a little different than going into presentation mode.

Take a moment and think about how you would respond to a person, if you only had a  minute to tell them whatever you knew about the Gospel.

You may want to hurry……you’re about to get off the elevator.

Perhaps this is why Romans 3:21-31 is so vital in our sermon series entitled, “The Gift:  A Journey Through Romans.”  Within this passage lie the truths of the Gospel in detail.  You see our faith, the Christian faith, is a content driven faith.  Meaning – there is stuff that we believe about the Gospel and stuff that we don’t.  There are things that are true about the Gospel and things that are not.

It’s important to know the difference.

When it comes to the Gospel, there is nothing fuzzy, ambiguous, or left to interpretation. The Apostle Paul wants us to know that our faith is not blind, hollow, or moronic. It’s not brainless, mindless or foolish.

It is based upon certain truths that are written, insinuated, or described in story form on every page of your Bible.

Would you take some time to read through the passage a few times? You’ll be encouraged. See if you can find the truths that point to  “The Gift.”

After all, you never know who you’re going to meet in an elevator.

See you Sunday!

Craig

Men:
Prayer time this Saturday in the lobby at 7:45 PM.  It’s very important that you’re there.
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