Are You Good Enough for Heaven? (Read this first)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Better than I deserve...

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine, and he was sharing a new way in which he opens the door for a Gospel presentation. He was telling me that when some asks him, "How are you?" He replies with, "Better than I deserve." This in turn leads to the other person asking why that is the case.

Now the door is open and the Gospel can go forth. As my friend would then answer by showing that he is better than he deserves, since he deserves death and hell because of his sin, but by the death, burial and resurrection of Christ he has now experienced the forgiveness of sin.

Often times he said this has led to people asking more, and then he is into a full blown gospel presentation.

As I thought about this approach to evangelism, I couldn't help but think about how this way of witness is very much focused on making the most of every opportunity, and I think it is something I will have to do as well. Even if I don't have time to go into a in-depth witness encounter, the least I could do is give them a tract and explain how they also can be better than they deserve.

So what about you? Are you making the most of every oppurtunity to share about Christ? Each day we will encounter situations that will allow us to make known the good news of salvation. Will we step through that open door and explain why we are better than we deserve?

Written by Josh Williamson


  1. Hey I must give credit where credit is due, It wasn't my idea to start with, I got it from Jon Piper who got it from someone else. But I must admit it is one of the easiest ways to start a conversation because people are constantly asking how you are going. Usually without think I just say "Good". It really takes some effort to change such an ingrained habit.

  2. This is a simple way to begin a conversation. My wife does it quite often and I need to get back in the habit of speaking the truth this way. Another interesting way of saying it is "I have not arrived but I'm on the way! It is kind of funny how often people, even those who profess Christ, try to talk you out of thinking and talking biblically.