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TITLE: The Virus

OBJECT: Mask and gloves

DOCTRINE: Sanctification

STORY WITH THE OBJECT

Several years ago someone close to me experienced an illness where he had no immunological defenses in his blood. Because he had to be protected from every virus, everything around him was sterile. He constantly had to use a mask, gloves, and disinfectant because any virus or bacteria could be fatal to him. Only a person with completely pure, healthy blood could be the solution to his illness.

TRANSITION TO THE SPIRITUAL

We all are in danger of a mortal virus called sin.

THE PROBLEM (LAW)

We have all taken off our masks and gloves with our disobedience and have chosen many times to touch lies, stealing, adultery, coveting and blasphemy, and we have all been infected with the lethal virus of sin.

THE CONSEQUENCES (ETERNITY)

One day we will present ourselves before God and He will examine our hearts. Since we have been contaminated by sin, the prognosis is that we will die eternally. We cannot enter heaven in our contaminated state. Is there a solution to our spiritual disease?

THE SOLUTION (CROSS)

God knew the only solution to our spiritual disease was a transfusion of pure, uncontaminated blood, and so He sent His holy son, Jesus Christ to take our sinful disease upon himself and give His life for us.   

THE CALL (REPENTANCE AND FAITH)

Jesus offers us a spiritual transfusion of His perfect life if we will turn away from our sin and give our lives to Him.

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