Five Fingers of the Gospel

Five Fingers of the Gospel

Five Fingers of the Gospel
by Jason Goldtrap 09.07.06


1. Index Finger: The first relationship between God and Man was through Adam. Unfortunately, sin separated him and his offspring from God.


2. Index and Middle Finger side by side: From the time of Adam's son Seth to Noah to Abraham to Moses, God walked beside various men to lead his people.


3. l-a-W: God then gave us the Law through Moses as a guide for life. It was a shadow of the blessings to come.


4. 4 fingers: God came to Earth through his son Jesus the Christ to fulfill the Law and die 4 your sins.


5. Complete: After Christ arose from the dead, he ascended to sit at the right hand of God. He reigns today in his church by his Holy Word, the Bible. The Gospel is complete and you can obey it today.
5 Finger prayer

I hadn't heard about Five Fingers of the Gospel before, only the 5 Fingered Prayer that goes like this:

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.