The Roman Road
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
We hear Jesus say, "God so loved the world." God's love has no limitations.
He loves "so". More than we can imagine. He loves everyone - not just
"When we were in our sin Christ Jesus came to die for us."
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"
This verse tells us that all people have sinned. We have fallen short of
God's intended purpose for us. God made us to know Him.... to receive His
love and to love him in return.
For love to be love... for God to be God... and for humans to be humans....
God gave us a choice. We can choose to love ourselves and turn to our
selfish pursuits. That is sin. In our sin we cannot know God and His love.
The result of sin is that we are lost... separated from God.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord."
Wages are just payment... due reward... what one has coming because of
labor. The just payment for our sin is death.
Death here means spiritual insensitivity. When we are still in our sin, we
have no life with God. We are alive physically but dead spiritually. If we
continue in that condition, we will be separated from God for all eternity.
The wages of sin is death, but God's free gift is eternal life. While wages
are earned, a gift is offered... no strings attached. God says He will give us
eternal life - life with Him - in the place of sin's payment of death.
How can God remain true to His holiness and forgive unholy sinners?
Jesus, His Son, has paid the price for sin by His death on the cross.
2 Corinthians 5:21
"He who knew no sin became sin for us, that
we may be made the righteousness of God through Him."
Jesus arose from the grave to conquer sin and death for all who receive Him
as God's free gift.
How can you receive God's free gift of love and life?
"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; for with the heart a
person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he
confesses, resulting in salvation."
A person receives God's free gift of love and life by placing faith in Jesus
Christ. To believe is simply to take God at His word. With our heart
(whole believing) we believe that Jesus is God's Son who died for our sin
on the cross and arose from the grave to live in us as Savior and Lord.
To believe in Jesus will result in confessing that faith with one's mouth.
Do you acknowledge that you are a sinner?
Do you believe by faith that Jesus, God's Son, died for your sin on the cross?
Will you now confess Him as your Savior and Lord?
"For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved."
This verse says that any person, who will call upon the name of Jesus,
the Lord, shall be saved.
To call means simply to ask in prayer. The verse does not require one to
know more... do better... clean up one's life... or in any way try to add to
what Jesus has done for us.
“ 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.”
Will you now call upon Jesus to save you from your sin so that you
can know God's love and forgiveness?
The Prayer of Salvation:
Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus. I repent of my sin, I turn away from it, I turn towards You. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin, sickness, and all of the curse. I believe that You raise his from the dead according to Your word. I confess that He is Lord of heaven and earth, "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father".
Thank you from coming into my heart, recreating my spirit. Thank you for giving me the Holy Spirit , that he lives in my born again spirit as You have said in Your word. Thank you, that I'm no longer sick, in poverty, or under the authority of the curse. Take my life and do something with it. I receive it all (thee Blessing and all you have to offer). I take it in faith.
In Jesus's name Amen