[sword-devel] The Gospel

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 11:49:24 -0700

This morning I had an interesting experience.

I woke up with the intent to define my faith.

How many of us, if we had 5 minutes of uninterrupted time from an
attentive ear, would be ready to give an account of the hope that is in us.

Clearly, concisely, accurately, and convincingly.

If we had all the time in the world to prepare, what would we include in
that 5 minute presentation of the Great Gospel.

Would we spend time on creation?  The fall of man?  Evil in the world? 
Proof of the Scriptures.  Would we present convincing theories?  Would
we speak from the heart?  Would we use Christian-eeze?  Could we define
what it really means to believe?

Just 5 minutes.

What would you say?

I might show you the text that, through much prayer and soul searching,
filled a single screen on my computer this morning, but greater than the
result, I think, was the exercise, to my life.

I would highly recommend the experience.

Are you ready to give an account for the hope that is in you?