Demian, over at Fallen and Flawed (great blog, by the way), asked 12 bloggers, including me, to summarize the Gospel in 10 words or less.
It was a tough one for me, but here’s my response:
“Jesus’ blood calls, converts, cleanses, cures, carries the once condemned.”
How would you summarize the greatest story ever told if you only had 10 words to do it? One of the bloggers, Kevin DeYoung, did it in three words. Whoa. Go over to the original post to see how he did it (and who he was quoting)!
I found it to be a great exercise. Thinking about the Gospel (and talking about the Gospel and writing about the Gospel, etc) is the most important thing I do each day. I am never not in need of the Gospel. It’s the Gospel that’s brought me through the last couple weeks and is bringing me through today and will one day carry me home.
So take this opportunity to meditate on the big stuff of the Gospel. And leave your summary in 10 words or less in the comments.