February 20, 2022 – Having “The Talk”
Many believers, if asked what it means to be a Christian, would be tongue-tied. This becomes a barrier to reaching the lost, discouraging many from even engaging in the process. In this week of our sermon series we will equipped and empowered with a simple structure that can be personalized to lead a person from their need for a Savior to the good news of the Savior who meets their need. [1) I’m a sinner, so is everyone – that means you too. 2) I can’t fix this, neither can you – and that means we’re in trouble. 3) Jesus has fixed this, for everyone. 4) Believing this message will save you, and those who matter to you.]
Romans 3:21-26 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.