“I’m going to shout this message from the rooftop.” That’s what my friend Jim told me the last time I saw him.
I met Jim while working at Piedmont Hospital during my senior year in college. He was 87 years of age. He had lived an interesting life, yet he had never given much consideration to God or Christianity. The day I met him, our conversation turned to Jesus. I told Jim that Christ died for him and was raised so that he could have eternal life.
Jim was drinking in every word. I knew I was watching a miracle in the making.
We prayed together. He expressed his faith in Christ with such simplicity and ease. He was so focused on Jesus, I think I could have left the room and he would have never known. When Jim opened his eyes, he was a new man.
Jim never made it out of the hospital. However, in the three weeks after receiving Christ, he shouted the message from his bedside and told everyone who entered his room that Jesus had been raised from the dead.
What happened to Jim? I call it the crossover. As Jesus said, “whoever hears my words and believes…has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24). This is what happens to anyone who trusts in Jesus.
In this teaching message, I share the depths of what it means to crossover from death to life. Once you watch, I think you will see why this is news worth shouting from the rooftops.