TITLE: God is Good
OBJECT: Twisty Cross of Sinner/Forgiven, or sign that says “God is Good”
STORY WITH THE OBJECT
I have terrible news for you: GOD IS GOOD. You are probably thinking: “Why is it bad news that God is good?” The problem is that we are not good.
TRANSITION TO THE SPIRITUAL
We have to be good to go to heaven, but we have done everything that offends God. We have broken all of his laws.
THE PROBLEM (LAW)
God said, “Do not kill.” But we have harbored bitterness toward others and killed them with our words of criticism and gossip, and that disqualifies us from heaven.
God said, “Do no commit adultery.” But we have given ourselves over to lust, pornography, and sexual immorality, and that disqualifies us from heaven.
God said, “Honor your father and your mother.” But we have not obeyed them, we have sassed back to them, and we have spoken evil of them, and that disqualifies us from heaven.
THE CONSEQUENCES (ETERNITY)
One day we are going to die, and since we are not good, we cannot enter heaven. Our own sins will send us to a place of eternal separation from God, a place of anguish called hell.
THE SOLUTION (CROSS)
But today I have the best news in the world for you! Because God is amazingly good, He provided a way out for us. He himself became a man and lived a perfect life without hatred, without lust and immorality, without disobedience. However, He died on a cross as the worst criminal to pay for our wickedness. And on the third day He rose again and conquered death and sin to offer us forgiveness and a clean heart.
THE CALL (REPENTANCE AND FAITH)
Only Jesus can take away your sin and make you good in God’s eyes. Would you like to present yourself before God forgiven with all of your sins erased? He demands that you repent and put all of your confidence in Jesus. Give him your life. Then you will be able to enter His presence now and forever.