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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
 Devotions Minimize

The Romans Road to salvation is a way of explaining the good news of salvation using verses from the Book of Romans. It’s a simple yet powerful method of explaining why we need salvation, how God provided salvation, how we can receive salvation, and what are the results of salvation.

The first verse on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent. Romans 3:10-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks
like in our lives.
The second Scripture on the Romans Road to salvation,
Romans 6:23, 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 punishment that we have earned for our sins is death.  Not just
physical death, but eternal death!

The third verse on the Romans Road to salvation picks up where Romans 6:23 left off:  "but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 5:8 declares: "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."  Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus’ death paid for the price of all our sins.  Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.

The fourth stop on the Romans Road to salvation is 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."  Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins - and 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. 
You can’t earn it, or be ‘good enough!’

Ephesians 2:8-9:  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and
that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works,
lest any man should boast. 

God saves us through faith as an act of kindness. We have nothing to do with it. Being saved is a gift from God. It's not the result of anything
we've done, so no one can brag about it.

The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation 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.   Finally, we have this precious promise of God
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."

Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here’s a simple prayer you can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to declare
to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation, from now on. The words themselves will not save you! Only faith in Jesus Christ
can provide salvation!  Pray with all your heart!  

"God, I know that I’ve sinned against you and I am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment 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!"

God bless you!   Jesus loves you!


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