Have you ever dreamed, of what it would be like, to serve God as an evangelist?
Don’t ever think that God couldn’t use your ministry, to lead someone to Him.
Now, I want to share with you a tool of evangelism, is known as “The Roman Road to Salvation”. It calls attention to how the Gospel is presented by the Apostle Paul, in his Epistle to the Romans.
Why is this important?
The day may come, when someone could ask you:
“Will you help me commit my life to Christ?”
The Romans Road is a Scripture map, which will help you lead a seeker to the Lord.
Here are the main points:
- The Human Problem
Romans 3:10 – 10 “As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one’”
Romans 3:23 – “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
- Humanity’s Hope in Christ
Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
(John 3:16 may be inserted here:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John Wesley referred to God reaching out to us, while we are yet sinners, as “God’s prevenient grace”.
- The Sinner’s Response
Romans 10:9 – “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.”
Romans 10:10 – “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 10:13 – “for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”
- The Result of Salvation
Romans 5:1 – “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”
Romans 5:2 – “through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”
Romans 8:1 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
If you can read these Scriptures to someone who is spiritually seeking, and help explain what they mean, you can lead someone to the LORD!
Once a sinner has been justified in the LORD’s sight, by grace – (saved from spiritual death) through faith in Christ, they become a new saint.
(John Wesley said we are saved through justifying grace.)
Then God begins the lifelong journey of transforming us, completely, into the image of Christ.
A “saint”, is simply a sinner, whose sins have been forgiven because they have trusted Christ for salvation, and, who continues to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the sanctifying grace of God. Slowly but surely, we become more like the Master.
What happens if we die the physical death, before we are completely sanctified??
Then, the glorifying grace of God finishes us, in the twinkling of an eye!
How simple is the sinner’s prayer?
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner.
Please forgive me of my sins.
Come into my heart, and live inside of me.
Help me to live for You.
Thank You, for giving me the free gift of eternal life.
You do not need to be able to answer all of a person’s spiritual questions, in order to lead them to new life in Jesus.
You do not need to be a pastor or missionary, in order to lead someone to Christ.
The tools above, and the Holy Spirit inside of you, are all that you need.
Familiarize yourself with the Romans Road, and ask the Holy Spirit to quicken your spirit, to know when someone is ready to hear the Good News of Jesus. It may even be their “day of salvation”.
God always reminds us:
“Today is the day of salvation!” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Bless your hearts!