The Chair Illustration posted by John Sorensen on May 26, 2017
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Today, full disclosure. I came to Christ when someone shared the Gospel with me using the EE Gospel presentation.
Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International. In EE we use illustrations as part of the Gospel outline – to help make it easier for people to understand what we’re sharing. It was during, “the chair” illustration that I came to understand what saving faith really is. It goes like this. Using two chairs – the first has our name on it and it’s the chair of good words. We were all born in this chair. The second chair is labeled Christ and it is the chair of the work of Christ on the Cross for our forgiveness and our salvation. When explaining saving faith we actually get up out of our chair of good works and sit down in the chair of Christ’s finished work. Drawing this contrast, we help a person to understand the need to cease trusting in themselves and to transfer their trust to Jesus Christ ALONE. To watch a video demonstrating how to use this illustration, visit ShareLife.today