STORY WITH THE OBJECT
I used to have a PC laptop. I had recently purchased it when a virus entered the system and completely destroyed the hard disk. All of my information was lost, and I was extremely frustrated because I lost photographs, documents, everything because of that virus.
TRANSITION TO THE SPIRITUAL
We experience something very similar in our lives. We have allowed a virus to enter our lives that is destroying us on the inside, but the sad thing is that we don’t even realize it.
THE PROBLEM (LAW)
What virus am I talking about? I am talking about the things that enter through our eyes and contaminate us, the things that we know are wrong, but we still do them. For example, we know it is wrong to look at pornography, but we do it anyway. We know it is wrong to have sex outside of marriage, but we do it anyway. We know it is wrong to lie, but we fill our lives with lies. We know it is wrong to steal, but we still take things without paying for them, like downloading things from internet without paying.
THE CONSEQUENCES (ETERNITY)
The consequences are that on the day we die, we will have to present the hard drive of our lives before God. If we have been contaminated by the virus of sin, we cannot enter God’s house. When something is contaminated by sin, it will be thrown out and destroyed in hell.
THE SOLUTION (CROSS)
But there is an antivirus for your life! Jesus Christ came more than 2000 years ago and never was contaminated by sin. To remove the virus of sin from your life, he paid a high price by dying on the cross and taking your punishment.
THE CALL (REPENTANCE AND FAITH)
Jesus can cleanse the hard drive of your heart and give you one that is completely new. But you must repent of each virus of sin you have allowed into your life. Give the contaminated hard drive of your life to Jesus to receive a new heart that is pure and clean.