OBJECT: Posters with pictures of products that are “without”
STORY WITH THE OBJECT
We have beer WITHOUT alcohol, bread WITHOUT gluten, and cookies WITHOUT sugar – products that lack an ingredient that can cause problems to the human body.
TRANSITION TO THE SPIRITUAL
I have spoken with many people that live WITHOUT God. It seems that it’s the style – WITHOUT God, and WITHOUT Jesus. I want to warn you of this danger. On the day that we stand before God, you will have a serious problem.
THE PROBLEM (LAW)
You live how you want. You live WITHOUT God. Suppose you also ignore his laws. You lie, you steal, and you live an impure life, even blaspheming God when you get angry. You may say, “So what? If I want to live my life WITHOUT God, that’s my business.” Okay. I would like for you to imagine with me the day when you have to give an account to God.
THE CONSEQUENCES (ETERNITY)
You are there WITH all your sin and WITHOUT God. WITHOUT Jesus, WITHOUT forgiveness, WITHOUT an advocate or a lawyer, WITHOUT hope, WITHOUT mercy, and WITHOUT an open door to heaven! God will have no choice but to send you to hell WITHOUT escape, and WITHOUT a possibility of a second chance! It would be horrible to die WITHOUT God and WITHOUT Jesus.
THE SOLUTION (CROSS)
But there is hope. If you know that you need forgiveness, and don’t want to live and die WITHOUT God, I’ll tell you what Christ has done for you. When Jesus died on the cross, he was thinking about you. He took your sin and your unbelief and today he can FORGIVE all of your wickedness. You can live WITH hope, WITH forgiveness, WITH mercy. When you die, it will be WITH the possibility of entering into heaven with Christ. What good news!
THE CALL (REPENTANCE AND FAITH)
Right now God is commanding that everyone everywhere repent for having lived WITHOUT him, to receive Jesus’ forgiveness, and commit themselves to living WITH him from now on.