Bridge of Life Breakdown

A Presentation of the Good News about Jesus Christ 

  1. Perfect Fellowship (Genesis 1:27)
    So God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
    Man and God were kickin' it in the garden.  They were tight.  Nothing could separate them until Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit.  But since man carries the seed of life, sin entered the world through Adam, not Eve (Romans 5:12)

  2. Separated by Sin (Romans 3:23)
    For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
    This means that every single one of us fall short of perfection, which is God's standard.  None of us measure up to what God wants from us, and that's why we need his grace (like getting ice cream when you deserve a whipping).

  3. The Wages of Sin is Death (Romans 6:23)
    For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Everyone of us deserves death for our sin—anything we say, think or do that doesn't please God.  However, God sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place so that we have the opportunity for perfect fellowship again (Bridge 1).

  4. No Good is Good Enough (Ephesians 2:8,9)
    For it is by grace you have been saved through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
    Going to church, doing good in school, being nice to people, and a lot of other things won't get you to heaven.  The only thing that God accepts is that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  You give everything you have (money, time, talents) all to him so that he can use you to glorify Him.

  5. Bridging the Gap (Romans 5:8,9)
    But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!
    Jesus Christ (God in the flesh) took our place on the cross to show us how much he cared about us.  That's why every time we sin, it makes God sad.  It's like putting Jesus right back up there on the cross.  Now that we have the opportunity to avoid God's wrath (hell), we need to take advantage of it before it's too late.

  6. Siding with the Savior (John 1:12)
    Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
    Once you accept Christ into your heart, God says that we are given the right to become his sons and daughters.  That means that we inherit everything he owns, which includes eternal life.

  7. It's Your Job to Turn the Knob (1 John 1:9, Revelation 3:20)
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

    It's up to you whether or not you want to let Jesus Christ into your heart.  He's waiting patiently for you to let him in so that he can change your life.

  8. Foundation of the Heart (John 14:15)
    If you love me, you will obey what I command.
    Love is shown through obedience to God's word.  You don't love God unless you do what He says.


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