An evangelical sermon as ‘thirty minutes to raise the dead.’ This, of course, refers to the Bible’s description of non-Christians as being ‘dead in their sins’ (Ephesians 6:1) – in other words, as spiritually dead as a result of having no relationship with God, the giver of all life – and the desire of the preacher for the hearer to find new life in, and through, Jesus Christ. This book began life as 6 talks, each of 10 minutes duration, and broadcast as part of a Search For Truth podcast series of the same name. Across the total of 60 minutes, the series explained in turn each of the five major words in a Bible text (Ephesians 2:8-9) that sums up most clearly how it is that a (‘dead’) person finds new life in Jesus Christ, God’s son and our saviour. And hence the title!
In the course of the later compilation of this book, two additional chapters, chapters 5 and 6, have been added with Bible answers to two very important questions that these verses might raise in readers’ minds; but please don’t feel you have to speed-read in order to consume all eight chapters in sixty minutes! (eBook, PDF)