>> Monday, April 26, 2010
Romans 3:23, (All have sinned and fall short)
"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 6:23 (bad news - sin is death; good news - God provides a gift)
"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 5:8 (God's unconditional love)
"But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 10:9-10 (importance of believing in and confessing Christ)
"That if you confess 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 confess and are saved."
Romans 6:4 (symbolism of baptism)
"We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ as was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
Romans 12:1-2 (spiritual act of worship - be transformed - don't conform!)
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing, and perfect will."