Do vs. Done

This is a simple and succinct tool for telling others the message of Christ. It begins with helping someone to realize the difference between religion and Christianity. (from Becoming a Contagious Christian)

Do vs. Done
Explain the following:
Religion is spelled “D-O” because it consists of things people do to try to somehow gain God’s forgiveness and favor. But the problem is that you never now when you’ve done enough. It’s like being a salesman who knows he must meet a quota but never being told what it is. You can never be sure that you’ve actually done enough.

Worst yet, the Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 that we never can do enough. We’ll always fall short of God’s perfect standard.

But thankfully, Christianity is spelled differently. It’s spelled “D-O-N-E,” which means that what we could never do for ourselves, Christ has already done for us. He lived the perfect life we could never live, and He willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty we owed for our sins.

To become a Christian is to humbly receive God’s gift of forgiveness and to commit to following His leadership. When we do that, He adopts us into His family, and begins to change us from the inside out.

Today’s Missional Challenge

Share the message of Christ with someone today using this simple description: Do vs. Done.


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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  1. The Real Captain Karrot
    The Real Captain Karrot says:

    I've only recently begun to fully understand and accept this. I've been made new, but somehow keep believing that I need to work my way to gain God's approval. I need this reminder constantly.

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