Summary: A quick and methodical way to understand and preach the gospel message.
Preaching the Gospel
(The Romans Road)
15 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
We are commissioned by Jesus to preach the gospel.
To be effective ambassadors we must understand how to use the word to witness.
Preaching the gospel doesn’t mean we are eloquent speakers.
One of the most effective ways to use the word to explain the gospel is to use the ROMANS ROAD
Luke 15:7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
The Romans Road:
Romans 3:10 - As it is written, "There is none righteous, no not one."
“A” – Acknowledge that you are a sinner.
Ps 14:1-3 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good.
2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
3 They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one. (Psa 53:1-3)
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Micah 7:2 The faithful man has perished from the earth, and there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; every man hunts his brother with a net.
No Jew or Gentile
We have the adamic nature of sin.
Our natural state is a fallen state.
We shouldn’t be upset at sinners for sinning.
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God."
All means all, God is no respecter of persons
Though we see different degrees of evil in men, all are deserving of His wrath.
A sinner must first acknowledge or accept their state.
The original Greek gives various translations to this.
Failed of attaining the glory of God:
Have not been able to bring glory to God:
Stand in need of the glory, that is, the mercy of God.
The simple meaning seems to be this: that all have sinned and none can enjoy God’s glory but those who are holy.
Every person deserves to go to Hell.
Paul basically infers that searching for justification in works will be in vain.
Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Commendeth means strengthened, approved, exhibited, or demonstrated (NKJ,NIV,NAS)
God demonstrated such a love for His creation that He literally gave His only begotten son. John 3:16
“God hath set this act of infinite mercy in the most conspicuous light, so as to recommend it to the notice and admiration of all.” – Adam Clarke
While we were in our mess, God had mercy on us.
In rare cases a man will die for another who he has great esteem for.
Yet still some choose to reject Him.
Romans 5:12 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
Sin entered into the world through Adam. Gen 3
Adam chose to rebel against God.
All men are born into this adamic nature.
"The consequences of Christ’s obedience extend as far as the consequences of Adam’s disobedience. The consequences of Adam’s disobedience extend to all mankind; and therefore, so do the consequences of Christ’s obedience.” – Dr. Taylor
“This is a grand summation of the whole state of our case, viewed as ruined on the one hand in Adam, and on the other as recovered in Christ.” (from Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary)
Christ was the second Adam. 1 Cor 15:45
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
“B’ – believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ