Taken as a whole, the Romans Road is a beautiful and simple way to present the truth of the gospel. Unfortunately, it has always seemed to me that the first two steps seem to get nearly all the time and focus.
We need to give up our liberty if we ever want to experience true freedom.
Scripture is authoritative. It is our standard for faith and conduct. It is unjust to use it as a weapon to abuse others, but neither can it be rationalized, downplayed, or marginalized. It is what it is. Our job is to surrender.
Jesus was accused of being a “friend of sinners.” They called him a glutton and a drunkard because he hung out so often with people everyone else thought of as gluttons and drunkards.
How often are we doing the opposite?
Then God gave the people all these instructions: (Exodus 20:1) Read: Exodus 19:16-21:21, Matthew 23:13-39, Psalm 28:1-9, Proverbs 7:1-5 Relate: Probably one of the most famous portions of scripture is the Ten Commandments. Granted, very few people would actually be able to list them all off if questioned. Honestly, when I just tried to rattle them…
Again and again, he rescued them, but they chose to rebel against him, and they were finally destroyed by their sin. (Psalm 106:43) Read: Ezekiel 18:1 – 19:14, Hebrews 9:1-10, Psalm 106:32-48, Proverbs 27:10 Relate: Nebuchadnezzar was a lucky man. Over and over again, he was given an opportunity to recognize the greatness of the God of Israel. He saw…
If God were to show Ezekiel our sins today rather than those of Israel back then, what would he see?
The problem is not just that we are prone to do evil. The problem is that we embrace evil as good and celebrate our sin as something worthy to be praised.
Who was the most evil hero in the Bible: Moses, David, Peter, or Paul?
I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free. (Isaiah 44:22) Read: Isaiah 41:14-45:10, Ephesians 3:1-21, Psalm 68:1-18, Proverbs 24:1-2 Relate: My best and worst race in cross country are one and…