The Roman Road

The Gospel out of the book of Romans

1. The Human Problem

First, we have ALL done things God calls sin.
“As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;” (Romans 3:10)
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23)

And the price for this sin is very high.
“For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23a)

2. Humanity’s Hope in Christ

But the second half of Romans 3:23 tells of God's mercy.
“…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)

and it shows his love for us, even though we fail.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

We have sinned and deserve death. We need to be saved from this. So, God loves us so much that He paid the price himself by sending His own son to die for us.

3. Our Response

We can accept Jesus and be saved.
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

This is available to EVERYONE, regardless of your past.
“For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” (Romans 10:13)

4. The Result of Salvation

If we accept Jesus, we are at peace with God.
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” (Romans 5:1-2)

And our past sins are not held against us.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 8:1)