After the baptism my dad asked me, “How did I feel becoming a Christian?” I could remember a movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” about Indiana Jones in his search for the Holy Grail. At the end of the movie he had to pass through three gauntlets to get to the grail. The third gauntlet found him at the foot of a huge cavern, and at the other side was the grail. There was no apparent way to get to it. I remember Indiana Jones praying for a way to get across, and he put his foot out, and when he put his foot down and took this leap of faith, a bridge appeared underneath his feet, and he walked across and he got the grail. So I said to my dad, that reminded me of when I was with the pastor in his car ready to accept Christ and searching for the bridge. I took that leap of faith, and that’s what it was for me. I would encourage anybody who is in my position to take that leap of faith and walk across the bridge
You know, maybe it’s your time to walk across the bridge, to say, “Jesus, I’m tired of playing games. I’ve tried this way and that way, and I want what happened to Peter Cott to happen to me.” Jesus wants to meet you right where you are. You don’t have to clean up your life any. He specializes in taking dirty, sin-stained lives and cleaning them as white as snow, if you’ll only ask Him.
I want you to do something for me. In your bulletin, there’s a card. It’s kind of a manila-colored card, and it has a picture of a man on one side, a bridge, and then the chasm, the gap, the sin-troubled waters separating him from God. The bridge, as you know, is Jesus. Today, if you want to cross that bridge, if you want to cross that bridge, I’m going to ask you to take a couple of moments and just sign your name on the dotted line. That symbolizes that you’ve crossed that bridge between you and God. You can keep this card for the rest of your days. In a couple of moments, I’m going to tell you what I want you to do to this card, but one more time, I want you to listen to the words of Peter Cott as he explains about walking across the bridge.
Video: I would encourage anybody who is in my position to take that leap of faith and walk across the bridge.
I thought about endurance because I have been studying this character quality as we are going through the life of Noah.