Based on a hymn written by Wilkin B. “Chief” Bacon in 1943.
I. First verse: the crucifixion
- A. We must be motivated by His mercy, even while suffering (Luke 23:34)
B. “For us He died that for Him we might live” (2 Corinthians 5:15)
II. Second verse: the resurrection
- A. We must be motivated by His resurrection to share the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:13-20)
B. Baptism recreates the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6:3-5)
III. Third verse: the hope of heaven
- A. We must be motivated by His promise to receive us to a prepared place in eternity (John 14:2-3)
B. Evangelism is an outpouring of love and gratitude for the Savior (Matthew 28:19-20)
IV. Chorus: can He depend on you?
- A. Do we respond appropriately to His great sacrifice? (Acts 4:20)
B. Our focus must be on eternity (Colossians 3:1-4)