July 11, 2017
The Romans Road
Bible teacher, Lehman Strauss was brought to Christ through the power of the Word when he was young. At his girlfriend’s suggestion, he read Romans 3:23; 5:8, and 10:13. As he did, he was convicted of his sin. He wept and believed.
When his son Richard was 7 years old, he asked his father how to be saved. Lehman used the same verses that his girlfriend (who was now his wife) had used years earlier. His son believed too, and eventually became a pastor.
The amazing thing about the gospel is that it is so simple that even a child can understand it? Yet, at the same time it is so life changing. One of the simplest explanations of the gospel I’ve ever seen is called “The Romans Road” using 5 scriptures from the book of Romans. I’ve included it here for you in this issue.
WE ARE ALL SINNERS BY NATURE AND BY CHOICE.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
WE RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE AS A FREE GIFT!
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
GOD DEMONSTRATED HIS LOVE FOR US, HIS ENEMIES.
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
WE MUST TRUST AND SURRENDER TO JESUS AS LORD.
Romans 10:9-10” If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
A sinner’s prayer for forgiveness
“Dear God, I know I’m a sinner. I know my sin deserves to be punished. I believe Christ is the Son of God, who died for me and rose from the grave. I want to turn from my sin and trust Jesus Christ alone as my Savior. Thank You for the forgiveness and everlasting life I can now have through faith in Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
OUR ASSURANCE OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS
Romans 10:13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
If you’ve never surrendered your life to Jesus why not make this the day you make that decision? Just follow the “Romans Road.” If you’re already a believer, look for a way to share the good news of the gospel with someone today.
Have a great week!
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