The strength of Two Ways to Live as a gospel outline is that it explains the gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of the overarching story of the Bible, giving the non-Christian hearer or reader all the presuppositions and assumptions they need to grasp the real significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection. In other words, whilst it is a brief and logical presentation, it provides all the foundations a non-Christian needs to know in order to become a Christian.
1. God, The Good Ruler and Creator
2. Our Rebellion Against God
4. God Sent Jesus To Die For Us
5. Jesus, The Risen Ruler and Saviour
6. Two Ways To Live
You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being. (Revelation 4:11)
This is how God created things to be. But it's fairly obvious that this is not our experience of the world now. What happened?
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way... (Isaiah 53:6a)
The question is: what will God do about our rebellion against him?
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgement...
This is hard to hear. It means that we are all in deep trouble. But it's not the end of the story.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
But that's not all.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... (1 Peter 1:3)
Well, where does that leave us? It leaves us with a clear choice between two ways to live.
There are only two ways to live.
Our way God's new way
- Reject God - Submit to Jesus
as ruler as our ruler
- Live our - Rely on Jesus'
own way death and resurrection
- Damaged by - Forgiven by God
-Facing death - Receive a new life that
and judgement lasts forever
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them.
So, which way do you want to live?