Yesterday we began a new sermon series entitled “The Roman Road”. We took a long hard look at 3:23 yesterday. We learned that all people in all times and at all places have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I’ve got to be honest with you. I’m not only the president of the sinner’s club, I’m also a member. I do not mind being labeled a sinner because sinners are the ones that Christ died for (1 Timothy 1:15). Oh what a wonderful humbling truth that Christ died for us all! (1 John 2:2). Did you know that the roads that the Romans built are still in use today? These roads have had over 2,000 years of traffic and counting, yet they continue to be in use. It seems that our modern roads can only survive a few years, and they require constant restoration and repair work. This is very similar to the Roman Road that we are studying. It seems that new methods for evangelism come out all the time. Some of them want you to memorize long complex outlines and dozens of questions to the inquirer. These roads quickly collapse and fall into disrepair. The Roman Road has been used for a very long time, and it is still in constant use. God’s methods will always be superior to ours. You cannot improve on the Bible. Perhaps you’ve memorized the Roman Road in the past, but you have let it fall into disuse. Perhaps you’ve never memorized the Roman Road. Over the next few weeks it is my prayer that you learn these verses and put them into practice in your evangelism.
Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans 10:9-10: “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Go ahead and commit these to memory, because the sooner you do that sooner you can put them into practice. If you missed the sermon on 3:23 entitled “All My Badness” you can listen on the website or on the app.
Until He Comes,