The Gospel in 5 Colours
Have you visited an FCF booth or tent at an exhibition recently? If you have, then you received a bracelet, and heard the gospel story as told with the five coloured beads. If you haven’t, take two minutes to read the story below and learn how these colours remind us of the gospel story that we read in the Bible. This is GOOD NEWS!
The Gold bead reminds us of Heaven. Jesus said, “In my father’s house are many rooms… I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2 (NIV)
The Dark bead represents Sin. It reminds us that not everybody is going to heaven. “Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” John 3:18 (NIV) As all sin is a result of unbelief, the Bible says “The wages of sin is death….” Romans 6:23 Therefore, we are completely separated from heaven and God because of our unbelief. That’s the bad news!
God made a way for us to get to heaven. Continue reading Romans 6:23: “… but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God sent His Son, Jesus, who came to earth as a man, went to the Cross, shed His blood and died (paying the penalty for our sin). He rose again from the dead (proof that He is God!) so that you and I can have Eternal Life. Red represents the Blood of Jesus. This is a free gift of salvation from God available to everyone who believes. That’s the GOOD NEWS!
If I want to accept God’s gift of salvation, (it’s a personal, individual decision), I must come to Him, admit that I’m a sinner, believe that Jesus died for me, ask Him to forgive me and be my Saviour and Lord. If I do that, I come to the White bead which represents purity and Forgiveness.
And then, Green represents Spiritual growth. We grow to know the Lord better through praying, reading the Bible, attending church where Christ is preached, and sharing the love of Jesus with our friends and neighbours.
And now, a question for you: If you were to die today, do you know where you would spend eternity?
If you have never accepted God’s gift of salvation, you can do that right now, wherever you are. You could pray a prayer similar to this one, meaning it with all you heart:
“Dear God, I admit to you that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sin on the cross, and was raised from the dead for my salvation. Lord Jesus, I pray that You will forgive me. I want to receive You now as my Saviour and Lord. Amen
Key Bible Verse
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”