The Bridge Illustration
Reclaimed believes that the gospel is the true solution for sex trafficking and its root causes, so we have created a video version of the Bridge Illustration that allows you to share the gospel in person, online, and via text/mobile messaging! Simply download the MP4 and GIF below and read a transcript of the video plus bonus verses.
Before using the video, we suggest familiarizing yourself with the video so you can pause before each concept loads to ask relevant questions such as "What do you think a wage is?" and "How would you define sin?" You also can share other relevant verses and parts of our own story if applicable during your conversations.
Want to get more equipped to share the gospel? Watermark Community Church in Dallas offers a discipleship class called Equipped Disciple, which teaches a more robust version of The Bridge Illustration as well as how to write your testimony. You also can sign up for an in-town mission trip through Unashamed. This ministry provides a pre-trip training program that equips attendees with evangelism and testimony-sharing techniques.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Something you earn based on your actions.
Missing the mark. Moral imperfection in thought, word, or action. Because God is perfect, our sin separates us from Him.
Other Verses: Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23
The end of life.
Something you don’t pay for. When someone gives you a free gift, it would be insulting to try to pay for it, right?
Other Verses: Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:3-5
In this case, God paid for the free gift for you. God is perfect/sinless. He loves you more than anyone.
Other Verses: Romans 5:8, Psalm 18:30
Getting to be with God forever after death in Heaven..
Other Verses: John 5:24, John 3:16
The sinless Son of God. He died on the cross and was resurrected as payment for your sins so you could live with God forever despite your moral imperfections.
That means that He paid the wages of your sin and He freed you from the sting of death by dying on your behalf.
His work on the cross bridges the gap between you and God. All you have to do is accept His free gift of grace — no good deeds required!