In the previous eight sessions we have attempted to share the true gospel in the simplest way we know how. We have used a number of scriptures in Romans to show how God has revealed His plan to us for why and how man is to be saved from eternal death and restored to a right relationship with Himself. The intent was not to just share the gospel but does so in such a way that the reader could take the Word of God and do the same with someone else. Therefore, I think it would be prudent to review what we have seen and thus be prepared to share it when the opportunity arises. So let’s get started.
- Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” Every man is a sinner and therefore cannot measure up to God’s holy standards.
- Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Man has earned eternal death and separation from God as a result of his sin nature. However, God 0ffers a gift that results in eternal life because of Jesus Christ.
- Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” God proved how much He loves us by giving His only Son as a sacrifice and fully paying the sin debt we owed.
- Romans 1o:9 – “that 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.” When we decide to accept the gift He offers and confess Jesus as Lord and believe He is alive we will then be saved.
For the record, these are not my words but the very words of God Himself revealed to the writer being inspired by the Holy Spirit. This is the simple gospel. This is the gospel revived. This is the gospel that saves. I hope these words have made the impression that they were intended to do and that the reader will ultimately share them with someone else. May God bless you and His word!