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The Romans Road

The Romans Road is a look at the “good news” of the Christian faith as it is given in the New Testament book of Romans.

The first step on this “Romans Road” is found in Romans 3:23. That scripture say, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." We all sin by living for ourselves or living life to please ourselves and doing things that dishonor or displease God. The scripture says there is no one who doesn’t sin.


The second step on the “Romans Road” is seen in the scripture verse, Romans 6:23. This verses teaches us about the consequences of sin - "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." The consequence of our sin is death – we all die physically, most importantly we are all on a path to die spiritually or eternally as well.

The third step on the “Romans Road” picks up where Romans 6:23 left off. Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Jesus Christ died for us! He died on the cross in our place. Jesus' death paid for the consequence of our sins. Jesus' resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus' death as the penalty for our sins.

The fourth step on the “Romans Road” is found in Romans 10:9-10, "… if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." Because Jesus died for us, if we believe in Him and trust in His death as the payment for our sins - we will be saved! Romans 10:13 says it again, "for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The final step on the Romans Road is the results of salvation. Romans 5:1 has this wonderful message, "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Through Jesus Christ, we can have a relationship of peace with God. Romans 8:1 teaches us, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Because of Jesus' death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins. We have this precious promise of God in Romans 8:38-39, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

 


For a simple visual presentation that explains the Christian Gospel, check out: http://www.jameschoung.net/2007/09/17/the-big-story/ 

 

A Simple Prayer

Would you like to experience the truth presented in these scriptures from Romans? If so, here is a prayer you can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to tell God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you, the important thing is the attitude of your heart. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! Pray like this: "Dear God, I confess that I have gone my own way and in so doing have sinned against you; I am sorry. I need a Savior. I know I cannot save myself. I believe by faith that Jesus, your Son, took my punishment and died on the cross to be my Savior so that I could be forgiven. I believe He arose from the grave to live as my Lord. I turn from my sin. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to forgive my sin and come into my heart. I trust you to be my Savior and receive you as my Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me."

Have you made a decision to trust in Jesus as your Savior? If so, please let us know.


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