TITLE: The map
OBJECT: A map
STORY WITH THE OBJECT
You are on a journey and you have the feeling that you are lost. What do you do? You take out a map to see where you are.
TRANSITION TO THE SPIRITUAL
Many people have the feeling that they are lost; they live life without purpose or direction; they feel empty. They try to fill their lives with different things like money, education, sex, good works, religion, etc.
THE PROBLEM (LAW)
The feeling of being lost in life comes from being separated from our Creator. Rebellion is what separates us from God. In other words, we have chosen our own road instead of following God’s road. When we chose to break his commandments, that is what separates us from him, his road and his purpose for our lives. For example: having sex outside of marriage, stealing, not honoring our parents, etc. Sin is the road that leads us away from God.
THE CONSEQUENCES (ETERNITY)
The truth is that all of us have strayed from God’s road and its end is eternal death, separated from God for eternity in hell.
THE SOLUTION (CROSS)
God does not want you to go to hell, so he has made a way for you to return to him. Jesus said, “I am the Way, and no one comes to the Father but through me.” Jesus Christ made this way by dying on the cross for our sins.
THE CALL (REPENTANCE AND FAITH)
If you would like to receive forgiveness for your sins, you have to turn from your own road and return to God, submitting your life to him. Put all of your faith and trust in what Jesus Christ did for you and give him your life. Jesus is the only way that leads to eternal life. Talk with him today and you will see that you will find the reason for living. Jesus is the way.