TITLE: The Bullet
OBJECT: A bullet
STORY WITH THE OBJECT
A friend of mine in Mexico was playing with a loaded gun. He knew it was loaded, but still chose to take it without permission. His parents weren’t home and after playing with it for a while, the gun went off and the bullet was lodged in his brain. They took him to the emergency room and when the doctor saw him, he said it was an impossible case and they were unable to remove the bullet. There was only one doctor who could treat him and he just happened to pass by that city; he operated on him and my friend is alive today thanks to him.
TRANSITION TO THE SPIRITUAL
My friend’s experience is a lot like our own lives. We know there are things that can hurt us, but we still choose to play around with them, and in the end we become mortally wounded.
THE PROBLEM (LAW)
We play around with lies, with fornication, with stealing, with impure thoughts, with every type of envy and coveting. We play around with murder when we hate others and we kill them in our hearts. And in the end we become mortally wounded.
THE CONSEQUENCES (ETERNITY)
When our time on earth is finished, we will present ourselves before God and will give an account for everything we have participated in. And for playing around with sin, we will be experience an eternal death, separated from God.
THE SOLUTION (CROSS)
But there is a doctor who wants to save us, the doctor of all doctors, Jesus Christ. He can remove every bullet of sin that has lodged in our heart and has mortally wounded us. When Jesus died on the cross, He took all of our bullets of sin on Himself, and with His resurrection He demonstrated His ability to heal us.
THE CALL (REPENTANCE AND FAITH)
Call out to Jesus for Him to remove every bullet of sin from your life and save you from an eternal death in hell. Give your life totally into His care and receive new life.