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The Weekly Gospel Message 1.11.2016

Dear Friends,
On Sunday, using the Romans Road, I presented you with the Plan of Salvation, the Gospel. Please take time to memorize these main points and verses and share the Gospel with someone today

1. Sin is a universal PROBLEM:
Romans 3:23-“For ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of
All people are sinners. Sin is a problem that flows out of our will, out of our desire. We have a desire to do the wrong things. We want things that God doesn’t want for our lives. Sin is more than what we do, however. It is who we are. We are born with a sinful nature. Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, and their sin was passed on to us. Romans 5:12-“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned.”

2. Sin demands a universal PUNISHMENT. Romans 6:23 “For the
wages of sin is death . . .”
Sin separates us in this life from the fellowship we were created to have with God. We are to enjoy His presence, to have His power at work in our lives, to have regular communication with Him and from Him. Sin messes with all of that and more. Sin, when it isn’t dealt with, will keep us from enjoying God forever as the punishment for spiritual separation (“death”) includes an eternity in hell.

3. God offers a universal PRESENT.
Romans 6:23 b-“But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our
There is a gift to receive because of what Christ has achieved for you and me. We can’t fix our sin problem, but God in His love and mercy made a way for it to be fixed.

4. God offers a universal gift because of His universal PASSION.
Romans 5:8-“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
The only reason this gift is available is because God loves us with an everlasting love.
There is nothing we could do to cause God to not love us. He has created us, and in His love He has rescued us.

5. Salvation is received through a universal PLAN.
Romans 10:10- 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. In order to receive the gift of salvation, you receive Jesus as Lord. In fact, you confess Jesus as Lord, out loud. You allow Him not only to be the sacrifice for your sin, but you allow Him to be the Lord of your life. He alone is the way to peace with God.

Love and prayers for a GOSPEL-FILLED week!

Pastor Melissa

Teays Valley Church of God
6979 Teays Valley Rd
Scott Depot, WV 25560

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