June 21, 2019
Romans 1:8-15 (NLT)
Salvation that comes from trusting Christ ------which is the message we preach -------is already within easy reach. In fact, the Scriptures say "The message is close at hand: it is on your lips and in your heart.*
For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, "Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed. * Jew or Gentile are the same in this repect. They all have the same Lord, who generously gives his riches to all who ask for them. For, Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. "
But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"