Romans Lesson 18 Day 2
My answers to BSF study questions
3. First things first
Messenger goes or is sent — A believer says, “Here I am, Lord. Send me.”
Message proclaimed — That person proclaims the message of life.
Message Heard — The message falls on the good (or bad) soil of someone’s ears.
The hearer then chooses to believe or reject the good news.
I’m so thankful I heard the good news from the time I was born and received it as soon as I was old enough understand and respond.
I’ve lived many places and traveled to share the gospel. Now, I share via the internet and close to home. I’ve enjoyed supporting missionaries over the years.
4. The Gospel is the Good News about Jesus Christ and the way of salvation.
The gospel “is God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! ” Romans 1:16 MSG
The basic elements of the Good News from 1 Corinthians 15:3-6:
- Christ, the Anointed One, died for our sins exactly as the scriptures said he would.
- He was buried in a tomb.
- Arose from the dead three days later
- He appeared to Peter and then to all the twelve.
- Later, Jesus appeared to 500 people all at once.
- A gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Many people still believe the bad news (the Law) and hope that if they are good enough, they will go to heaven when they die.
Some don’t believe Jesus is the only way we can become right with God, some don’t believe we need a way, and some don’t even believe God exists. Others don’t give it much thought.
5. Jesus Commissioned His Disciples
- Make Disciples (Matthew 28:19-20)
- Baptize them
- Teach them
- Empowered by the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8)
- As you go, wherever you go
- In our cities (Jerusalem)
- In our states and countries (Judea and Samaria)
- Anywhere else we go (throughout the earth)
When Jesus sent out over seventy disciples two by two, he gave them added instructions:
Heal the sick, raise the dead, and cleanse those who have leprosy. Drive out demons from the possessed. You received these gifts freely, so you should give them to others freely. (Matthew 10:8 Voice) …“The kingdom of God has come near to you.” (Luke 10:8)
Jesus also said, “whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12 ESV)
I find it easier to approach a stranger who is limping, wearing a bandage, or obviously doesn’t feel well. They are usually receptive when I offer to pray, and then they hear the gospel in the prayer.
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MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on Romans Lesson 18 Day 2 ~ Romans 10:14-15