Do you have a tool you use to share Jesus?
Do you have a tool you use to share the gospel with others? Today, I learned a good tool to share my faith. Would you like to know? Sometimes, we are fearful to share because we do not have a good tool to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. But, when we found one, our fear and stress disappear. I’m excited.. shall we begin?
For the wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is Eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
One thing we need to remember that heaven exists, not for good people, but for people who receive forgiveness. Once we understand this truth, we know where we stand. If the qualification to enter heaven is being good, how much good qualify us to enter heaven? You see, we are never good enough, therefore, goodness cannot be the measurement for entering heaven.
Let’s look at the various key words in this verse. The word wages, mean rewards we receive for accomplishing a job. In other word, what we deserve.
Then we focus on the word sin. What do you think of when you see the word sin? A good way to describe sin is: What is it that you simply cannot let go? Entrapment
The word death means your last judgement. SENTENCE
Here comes the Good News
BUT, wait a minute, here comes something good.
Let’s look at the word gift. Now, put the word gift next to wages. How do we contrast the word wages to gift? Wages are what we deserved.. yet gift – un-deserving and free. Here’s how we illustrate it.
Wages – what we deserved Gift – what we don’t deserve and free.
Q: What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
Introduce God Q: What do you think of when you think about God? The contrast of sin is God.
Sin – our entrapment God – Holy and righteous and just.
God gives Eternal life (Never ending life) through His Son, Jesus Christ. The gift of God is eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ by His death on the Cross. His blood cleanses us from our sins. The contrast of Death is Eternal life.
Death – Our last judgement and sentence Eternal life – Life never-ending.
Final illustration: Between Wages and Gift is the cross of Jesus Christ.
Wages Death Cross of Jesus Christ Gift Life
We hope this illustration helps you share the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone you come to know. Easter is fast approaching and it is a good tool you can use to talk about your faith and God. Write to us and let us know what you think of this tool. We would love to hear from you. Have a fruitful week sharing Jesus to your friends and families.