It All Comes down to This by Jim Perdue

It All Comes down to This
Jim Perdue
Luke 24:1-12

Intro/Attention

It all comes down to this…3 seconds left in the fourth quarter; the home team is down by two. The coach calls a timeout and sends his star field goal kicker onto the field. The team takes their positions, the referee blows the whistle, the ball is snapped, the kick is up…and it’s good! And the crowd goes wild. At least half the crowd goes wild. The other half leaves in defeat.

It all comes down to this…you’ve been carrying around this engagement ring for weeks, if not months. You know you want to marry her, she’s the love of your life. You have it all planned out, the special restaurant, the perfect song, the beautiful flowers, the right words to say. It’s time - you take a knee, look her in the eyes and ask her to marry you. Now it’s up to her to say yes or no.

It all comes down to this…you haven’t been feeling well for awhile and the doctor has been trying to figure out what’s wrong with you. They’ve run some tests to see if they can figure it out. You’ve been waiting now for what seems like years. Although it’s only been a few days. And now, you’re back at the doctor’s office. He wants to deliver the news in person. It seems like your life hangs in the balance. Those test results will reveal a major turning point in your life.

It all comes down to this…you’ve waited for that 20-week ultrasound (or like us for the entire pregnancy for delivery). It seems you can’t wait any longer. You know your life is about to change dramatically, you just want to know if it will be pink, or blue, or two. The ultrasound technician does her magic and…what a great day for a new mom and dad.

It all comes down to this…maybe you remember these defining moments from the Outback Bowl on January 2, 2012. ***Clip of UGA Game*** Every time I watch that clip I hope the outcome changes…it never does!

‘‘It all comes down to this.’’ That phrase points to a defining moment. It calls to mind a critical sta ...


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