Monday, January 18, 2016

Sermon Follow Up: "The Romans Road"

I mentioned yesterday the "Romans Road" as a plan of sharing the gospel that was popular in my youth. Of course, that means many of you have not heard of it. So, here it is.

As with any plan, it isn't perfect, but has been very helpful for many over the years in finding a way to share the main points of the gospel. It has a few variations, but here is the most complete version I can offer you.

The Romans Road (the full version)

God the Creator of Life:  Romans 1:20-21
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

The Fact of Our Sin—Romans 3:23
            for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Man’s Inability to Be Right with God—Romans 3:10
            As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one…”

The Penalty of Sin—Romans 6:23a
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God’s Plan of Salvation—Romans 5:8
            But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

God’s Promise of Eternal Life—Romans 6:23b
 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Man’s Proper Response—Romans 10:9-10, 13
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
            13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

The Results of Salvation—
No condemnation—Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Peace with God—Romans 5:1

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.