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The “Bridge of Life” (Powerpoint) Illustration graphically represents sin separating man from God. As we develop the illustration, we can show the unsaved how they may become reconciled to God. One of the reasons that fellowship was broken by sin. The Bridge may be introduced by saying, “Here is an illustration that I think you might be very interested in. It summarizes what the Bible tells us about God and man.” 

1. Write “MAN” on the left side, and “GOD” on the right side. Say, “Man was created to love God, but man chose instead to sin against Him.” 


2. Write the word “SIN” vertically between the words “MAN” and “GOD”. Quote Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Questions to ask: “What does the word “all” in this verse mean? Does it include you?”) Say, “Since God is holy and man is sinful, sin separates man from God.” 


3. Sketch two cliffs with a wide gap between. Draw a little line figure of a man on the left and say, “Because man is cut off from God who gives him life, death is the result.” Print the words “DEATH” by “MAN” and “LIFE” by “GOD.”


4. Then point to the word “death” on the left side and quote Hebrews 9:27 - “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Question: “According to this verse, is there any chance of being saved after death?”) Say, “The judgment that everyone has to face after death, is to suffer eternally in hell.” 

5. Say, “As sinners, man cannot do anything to get back to God.” Draw little incomplete bridges showing man’s futile attempts to reach God, and write the words “Good works” next to these bridges. Say, “This is because of sin that still stands as a barrier between man and God.” (pointing to the word “sin”) 


6. Say, “But the Bible also tells us that God loves man and came into this world as Jesus Christ to bridge this gap between sinful man and a holy God.” Write the word “CHRIST” across the word “SIN” using the letter “I” as the intersection. 



7. Say “Jesus Christ died by being nailed on the cross, to take the punishment for sins.” Draw a cross which bridges the gap between man’s side and God’s side. Quote Romans 5:8 - “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Question: “According to this verse, did God love us and save us because we were good and worthy people?”)


8. Say, “Not only did Jesus die for our sins, but He was buried and arose from the grave on the third day. No one else in history has ever risen from the dead. This means that no one but Jesus can save us.” Quote John 14:6 - “Jesus saith…, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” (Question: “According to what Jesus Christ said here, how many ways are there to reach God?”) 

9. Say, “In order to be saved by Jesus Christ, you need to turn away from your sins and turn to Him alone.” Draw a horizontal line from the little figure to the cross. When you turn to Jesus, you must believe in Him and receive Him into your life. Quote John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Question: “According to this verse, what do you need to do to have everlasting life instead of death?”) 

10. Draw a curved arrow that continues from the line you just drew going over the cross to the other side. Then write the word “Believe” above the line. Say “To believe in Jesus does not mean giving mental agreement to what the Bible says about Him. It means that you make the commitment to receive Him forever as your Saviour and Lord.” Quote John 1:12 - “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:” (Question: “According to this verse what should you do to become a child of God?”) Write the word “Receive” next to the word “Believe”


11. End the presentation and issue the gospel call to salvation by quoting John 6:37 - “All that the Father giveth me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” (Question: “What does Jesus promise to do if you were to come to Him to be saved from your sins?”)

Ask the question: “Does all of this make sense to you?” And if the answer is affirmative, then ask, “Will you come to Jesus for salvation right now?”

Powerpoint presentation done by Charles Seet

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To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

November 19 & 26 - The End of the World

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10