By Todd Lockwood
Material: White Paper, Marker, Tape, Bible
Performance: Explain the meaning and the content of the gospel before anything (good news; life, death, resurrection). Then proceed with the steps and give the reason behind each step. Afterward, speak of the saving power of the gospel by presenting a gospel passage.
Keep in Mind: In order to honor the name of Jesus, do not use His name for this visual. His name shouldn't be torn. Use the word gospel to represent Him.
1. Write the word "GOSPEL" in big print on a white piece of paper. This will signify that Jesus lived a perfect life.
2. Crumble the piece of paper in a ball and undo the ball of paper. This will signify that Jesus suffered.
3. Tear the paper in half. This will signify that Jesus died on the cross for sin.
4. Tape the paper back together. This will signify that Jesus defeated sin and rose from the dead with the scars.
Gospel Passage: Present a passage that clearly explains the gospel and its saving power.
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Cor 15:1-4
Invitation Passage: Present an invitation passage, emphasizing repentance and the gospel.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Rom 10:9