Monday, April 5, 2010

Romans Road presentations

Michael and Howard at the Regional Justice Center came right up to me today and quietly stated they wanted to be saved.  They were sincere.  We talked and read Scripture together for about 40 minutes.  In these cases, I work together with the men on a worksheet with the "Romans Road" and follow-up verses which are--
1 John 5:11-13
 John 14:6
Acts 4:12
1 Thess. 5:9-10
1 Timothy 2:5-6

One of the men could barely read.  He dropped out of school as an eleventh grader and stopped trying to learn anything a long time before that.  He said exactly that.  He is 21.  Wow!  He really wanted to read and understand.

Whenever I share, I really focus on repentance and proven change. 

We just don't say we "believe" and then go back to life as usual.  I one is really saved it is an incredible, supernatural work,
John 1:12-13, 2 Corinthians 5:17. 
  • We were dead and brought to life.  
  • We were blind and now we see.  
  • We were transferred from the domain of darkness to the Kingdom of His beloved Son. 
I'll be following up with these men later this week.

1 comment:

Adam Stephens said...

I read a great quote it states "When we can find hardly any instance of our favorite theological category in the whole of the four Gospels, we need to be wary of How important our own interpretations and theological favorites are" I have to ask the question,is the Romans Road a man made method or what Jesus Taught? Some of these scriptures I can't find in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John) at all. The Plan of Salvation according to Jesus within the Gospels was Believe (Salvation) followed by Repentance (To turn from Self and Sin to Him) with a call to pick up your cross and follow Him. This is the consistent message from Jesus Himself. No Prayer was ever recorded for salvation or No confessing with the mouth. We need to dig into Roman history to find the true meaning of what Paul is saying. Many today say that Romans would profess Caesar as Lord and not Jesus. The result is Paul pleading with them to Profess Jesus as Lord, not Caesar. In 1st century Rome denying Caesar would mean you would be in danger of your life. A person professing Jesus would indicate true belief. Today this wouldn't apply directly in the context of the passage. I find the Romans road creates what is called easy-believism. True belief results in denying self and relentlessly pursuing Christ as the only hope.