Thursday, April 15, 2010

An Elevator Pitch?? The Gospel in 30 Seconds

In our culture, we're not used to waiting for anything. We want answers--we Google 'em. We don't watch TV the same way thanks to Tivo--we fast forward through commericals. We've got microwave popcorn and high speed DSL. We want it all and we want it FAST!!! Have you ever found yourself with an opportunity to present the gospel but you only had a fairly short amount of time? How's this sound for a quick and accurate gospel presentation?

Demian Farnworth writes:

What is an elevator pitch? It’s a ridiculously short summary of what you believe. And your elevator pitch should be grounded in these two principles: the authority of scripture and the exclusive claim of salvation through Jesus.

He gives an example.

You know, I believe in the inerrant, infallible and inspired Word of God–the Bible. And I believe that the Bible reveals God’s plan to reconcile a rebellious people to himself through his son, Jesus Christ, who lived a sinless life, was crucified on the cross, died, was buried, and three days later raised from the dead. And I believe if we confess Jesus to be our Lord and Savior and repent of our sins, we’ll receive forgiveness, avoid the punishment of our sins in hell and enjoy eternal life with God. That is the only truth that matters.


Robert said...


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Joe Blackmon said...

Thank you.