This week we’re going to talk about the basic facts you need to share with the lost so so they can trust Christ as their Savior. We’ll be using the Romans Road as a basic framework for our study.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. (Mat 3:1-6)
Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. (Joh 4:16-18)
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Rom 3:10-12)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Rom 3:23)
Prepare Ye the Way
The ministry of John the Baptist was to get folks ready for the arrival of Jesus Christ. So, what did he do to prepare the way of the Lord? John addressed the issue of their sin and called them to repent. People responded to his preaching by confessing their sins and being baptized as evidence of their repentance.
Call Thy Husband
Christ was meek. He wouldn’t break a bruise reed or quench a smoking flax. Yet He addressed the issue of sin. People don’t see their need for a Savior until they see themselves as sinners. Christ addressed the issue and we need to, to.
All Have Sinned
The starting point for the good news is the bad news. The bad news is that we’re all in trouble. Every single one of us is a sinner. We’ve done things we should not have done. We have left undone thing we should have done. We have to face that truth if we’re going to be saved. We have to address it with others if they are going to be saved.
What About You?
- Have you admitted to yourself and to God that you are a sinner?
- Do you raise the sin issue when you talk to others about Christ?