Hi Every One~
I hope that you had a fantastic weekend! I am in beautiful Maryland visiting some family and enjoying the gorgeous weather. It is sunny and breezy and about 75 degrees today! Perfect! (I wonder what it will be like when I read Florida again tomorrow?!)
Do you want a great tool to lead others to the Lord? Have you heard about the Romans Road to Salvation Technique? Romans Road is a way to share about our need of Salvation, how God provided Salvation, how we can receive Salvation, and what the results of Salvation are. When using this technique, it is best to go ahead and mark your pages in your Bible, or memorize the Verses so that you will actually be able to point to the Verse if you have your Bible with you. The first part states:
"For we all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
We have all sinned. We have all done things that are not pleasing to God. No one is innocent. We have all lied, or gossiped, or been envious...come on...you have sinned before...there is a sense of freedom in admitting it to the Lord. We
ALL have sinned!
The second step is this Verse:
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
This Verse teaches us about the consequences of sin. Death is the punishment for our sins! Isn't that something? And, not even physical death is enough! Sinners will have eternal death...a seperation from God!
KEEP READING!!There is good news in the next line!
Romans 5:8 states "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
He died for you! And Jesus died for me, too. He died for our ancestors, and for people to come still. Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins. The price for our sins was paid by Jesus' dying on the cross. It is one of the worst documented ways to die. It involves every muscle and every part of your being is aware that you are literally being torn limb by limb.
Romans 10:9, "that 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."
Jesus Christ offers this as a GIFT! All we need to do is believe! Have Faith! He rescued us from eternal death! He made it possible for us to spend eternity in Heaven with Him...no pain, no sorrows! This is a GIFT and not something that could be done due to our actions...not in anyway! The ONLY way to have that peace, and eternity in Heaven is through Jesus Christ. How much better could it be? IT COULDN'T. That's the point.
Romans 10:13 states it in a different way. It states, "for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be Saved."
Salvation, the forgiveness of sins is available to anyone anywhere, who will put their trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Will you today? Have you already?
Romans 5:1 has this beautiful message: "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. We will have a relationship with God! We will spend eternity with Him. Now and in Heaven.
We were given this promise from God: "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels not demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height not depth, nor anyting else in all creation, will be able to seperate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
Saying the following prayer is a way to declare to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your Salvation. The words do not save you. Nothing we do saves us. It is a gift. ONLY faith in Jesus Christ will give Salvation!
Here is a simple prayer you can pray to God, if you would like to follow the Romans Road to Salvation.
"God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the pinishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in You for Salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness--the gift of eternal life! Amen!"
If you have just prayed that prayer or one like it, you are now a child of the Lord of Lords, and the King of Kings! Please email me and let me know, my email is on the sidebar. I will get a Bible for you to have. I will also suggest that you go visit a church that teaches directly from the Bible. And, I would like to introduce you to a few other Christians through the internet, so that you can have them pray for you, or with you, and they will help you with your walk with Jesus. Congratulations!
Isn't it all amazing when you read it all out? Do you realize how fortunate you are to know the Lord? Or do you possibly take it for granted...like it's "old hat" for you... maybe you could rededicate your life and your love to the Lord? Or you could share with some Christian friends or your Pastor how you are feeling. I hope that you will let me know if that is how you are feeling...I want to be a cheerleader for Jesus Christ. If you are not feel encouraged by what I write here...I would like to know. I would greatly appreciate that. I would love to help you put Jesus in the center of your life again.
I hope that you will pray for the courage to share the Romans Road to Salvation to someone this week! You may be the only chance they have to hear about this wonderful gift!
He IS Able!
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