Introducing

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If you have been a Christian any length of time, most likely the “Romans Road” has been mentioned or may have been shared with you in conjunction with your own Salvation conversion & decision to follow Christ.  There are of course other introductions and texts to share the Gospel with others, including: the ABCs of Faith, God’s Simple Plan, Romans Road, Salvation Bracelet & If You Died Today…  This Series is focusing on the Plan of Redemption – God’s Plan as outlined here:

  1. We are All Sinners by Nature and by Choice | Romans 3:23
  2. We Receive Eternal Life as a Free Gift | Romans 6:23
  3. God Demonstrated His Love for Us, His Enemies | Romans 5:8
  4. We Must Trust and Surrender to Jesus as Lord | Romans 10:10-11
  5. Our Assurance of Salvation Through Jesus | Romans 10:13

God Himself laid out this plan for us His Children, willing to provide the Perfect, Sinless Sacrifice – His Son – for the Atonement of the Ages by Blood.  It is He Who Redeems, providing the way for each of us to have our accounts settled for Eternity and Heaven bound.  Webster’s definition is to the point:

“The purchase of God’s favor by the death and sufferings of Christ; the ransom or deliverance of sinners from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God’s violated law by the atonement of Christ.”
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

Each one of us that are Christians can learn the simple Plan of Redemption (given and documented on The Experience page), with just a few verses to recall and/or look up when we have the opportunity to witness to others.  We should be able to hide these in our heart, such that the Holy Spirit has them to bring to our minds when we have the providence provided time to share.

Worth Sharing

The question that should come immediately to our minds and hearts is the question posed in the middle of Romans 10:17-18:

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Romans 10:17-18 | King James Version

You and I must ask ourselves, searching deep within, whether or not our “Redemption” is worth sharing with others!  We are indeed trusting in that Redemption to get us to Heaven, aren’t we? When we have something exciting happen in our lives, we are ready to tell the world – whether or not they seem interested in hearing what we might have to say.  We have the most IMPORTANT happening in all the world to tell them about, the Experience of Eternity.

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At the time that Romans was being written, the known world was hearing something exciting – Jesus Christ had come to Save, Heal and Serve – the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, serving others so that they might have Salvation through Him.

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Given that we will use the Romans Road Experience, noted as the Plan of Redemption is this Series, we can find at least eight (8) passages of Scripture that will help us understand what the Redemptive work has, can and will do for us individually and together as Brothers and Sisters in Christ — Brethren.

Redemption

First Fruits of the Spirit
Glory in the Lord
Glory of His Grace
Holy Spirit of Promise
Edifying Communication
Through His Blood
Good Things to Come
He Is The Mediator

This Series has been one of simplicity for me – one where the Holy Spirit has been able to speak clearly to my heart, convincing me that in such a chaotic world which we live – people need the Lord. A quick, albeit sad, search on “plan of salvation” and/or “plan of redemption”, yields an incredibly varied, warped approach to sharing God’s Salvation/Redemption Plan.  From “festivals” to “baptism as salvation”, the field of possible “options” almost seems endless – FAR from the Bible presentation of Salvation. Levels of “happiness” and “nine pages of life” have NOTHING to do with Salvation through God’s Plan of Redemption.  It is not complicated, or is it?  I’ve found that sharing the Gospel and explaining Salvation to an 8 to 10 year old, to a teenager, to a young adult all the way through to a senior adult uses the EXACT same verses of Scripture. They ALL have about the same questions – maybe worded differently and with different focuses (age appropriate) – and it takes the same Holy Spirit conviction on the inside of them for Redemption to take place.  When that Miracle of Salvation happens in another soul, my ENTIRE system goes into Holy, Holy, Holy Hallelujah mode – does yours?  Every Christian should make it a priority to learn how to share the Gospel with those they come in contact with – the next appointed time could be the last time that person gets to ask God to forgive them and place their faith in the One who can Save them.

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