Friday, December 28, 2012

Roman's Road to Salvation

After my last post, I wanted to make sure that everyone who reads my blog knows for sure that they will be going to heaven.   No hoping!   Make your reservation today and learn how to tell your friends and family how to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.


I decided to google the Romans Road to Salvation to assist you in making that decision to follow Christ and make him Lord of your life. 
Credit for the information was found at the following:

What is the Romans Road to salvation?

The Romans Road to salvation is a way of explaining the good news of salvation using verses from the Book of Romans. It is 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 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 10:13says 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.

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 from 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 is 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. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! "God, I know that I have sinned against you and 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!"

Have you made a decision for Christ because of what you have learned through the Romans Road to salvation?

It is so simple, just remember the ABC's:

Now you need to get in a Bible believing church and talk to the Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, Deacon or another Believer and let them know that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and choose to follow him.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Year's Resolution ~~ GIVE UP!

As I was reading through my facebook timeline, I ran across the best New Year's Resolution EVER!   Following is Jackie Bater's post via Annabeth Willis and I hope and pray that this will be your only resolution for 2013 and beyond.

"My suggestion for a New Year's resolution, should you be thinking about making one, is this:  RESOLVE TO GIVE UP!

Give up worrying, for it accomplishes nothing.

Give up all the feelings of resentment or anger you may have harbored over the last year.

Give up trying to prove to yourself that you are so strong and so smart and so capable that you don't need the Lord.

Give up waiting for everything in your life to be like you want it to be before you decide to be happy.

Give up wanting more and bigger and better and be thankful for what you've got.

Give up grumbling, complaining and whining and put some praise on those lips God gave you.

Give up being too proud to be the first one to say "I'm sorry."

Give up.

Give up hoping you will go to heaven.....get down on your knees and make it a sure thing.

Give Up!"

Copied from Jackie Bater's Facebook page via Annabeth Willis.
Jackie is a cancer survivor and her husband is battling cancer.  Pray for them both.