The Purpose
of My Life?

What the Bible reveals
to us about the meaning
of our human

An Introduction

We use this pamphlet as a tool for explaining what salvation in Christ is according to the Bible. It’s based on symbols that have been in use for a hundred years; for a more detailed explanation please see the “More About this Pamphlet” section below.

To help explain the pamphlet we’ve created a series of brief videos called “The Salvation Series”; you can watch those just below. And if you would like help praying for salvation, you can use our “Prayer of Salvation” video below.

For additional study you can download the pamphlet itself by clicking on it above, or under the “Download this Pamphlet” heading below.

And, for a quick introduction to the the Salvation Series you can watch this video, “And So We Wonder…”

The Salvation Series

Using our pamphlet,
“What Is the Purpose of My Life?”
to explain salvation in Christ.

Using our pamphlet,
“What Is the Purpose
of My Life?”
to explain salvation
in Christ.

One: The Creation

Two: The Fall

Three: The Work of Christ

Four: The New Birth

Five: Transformation

Six: Glorification

Seven: What’s Next?

A Prayer of Salvation

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Use it for personal study
or for group presentations.

More About this Pamphlet

For over a hundred years Bible teachers have been using the “three circles” diagrams to illustrate God’s plan of salvation as revealed in the Bible. To our knowledge, this method was first used by a sister, Mary E. McDonough, in her watershed work, God’s Plan of Redemption. It first appeared in serial format in Jesse Penn-Lewis’ magazine, The Overcomer, and shortly thereafter, around 1920, was published in book format for the first time. Since then, a number of others have developed the teaching and the presentation of salvation along this line. The pamphlet featured on this page and in these videos was developed by myself together with several other brothers in Chicago in 2018-2019.

Personally, I have been drawn to the three-circles presentation of the gospel for a number of years. Not only does it provide a very simple, clear, and direct way of presenting the gospel to unbelievers; it also provides Christians with a basic roadmap for understanding what salvation really is.

So many Christians today have been taught that once our sins are forgiven, we are basically ready to meet the Lord Jesus. Very few have a solid realization that, no, after we are born anew, we must still go on and be transformed. Moreover, almost no one has a realization that transformation does not refer merely to a change in our thinking or behavior, but rather, to the process by which God’s divine life is imparted into our being to make us, organically, the many sons of God. So, the ultimate goal of our salvation is not “going to heaven,” but for us to be “conformed to the image of His Son” (Rom. 8:29).

So, as we mention above,  we use this pamphlet as a tool for explaining what salvation in Christ is according to the Bible. Of course, such a tool can only provide a general outline, but even a very basic grasp of the biblical concepts concerning salvation presented here will, we believe, be very helpful to you in your Christian life.

And, if you are not yet a Christian, we hope that this simple presentation of the gospel will help you to see how you can find and fulfill the meaning of your existence. In so doing, may it encourage you to believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior and thus begin your Christian journey.

We hope to add additional materials, in both video and written format, in the coming weeks and months, so please check back often, or click on the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page to add yourself to our mailing list.

We do hope and pray that these materials and this website will be a blessing to you, to the glory of Christ and for the building up of His Body!

David Canfield
Chicago, Illinois
July 2019