Up next, we will spend the next five weeks praying through the book of Romans. Romans is ALL ABOUT the gospel –- the good news of how we, lowly sinners, can be made right with a righteous, holy God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Romans teaches that there is no one who is righteous, not even one person (Romans 3:10). We all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory (Rom 3:23), and deserve the just payment for our sins — death and separation from God. BUT God loved us so much that while we were still sinners, He sent Jesus to take our place, suffer the punishment we deserve, and be the atoning sacrifice for our sins so that if we would confess our sin and believe in Him, we could have eternal life with God, forever apart from all sin, sickness, and sadness (Rom 5:8)! “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 6:23).
Romans shows us who we are apart from Christ, what we gain in Christ, and how we are to live after we choose to follow Him. There is SO MUCH for us to learn and pray in this book! As we begin our journey, we ask you to prayerfully consider one or two people (including yourself) who most need to know deeply the rich truths of life in Christ.
Who in your life needs prayer for salvation? For the non-believer, we will pray for:
-A saving faith in Jesus
-To believe, call on the name of the Lord, and be saved.
-To know that while she/he was still a sinner, Christ died for him/her.
Do you know anyone who is new in the faith? Are you? We will pray for the believer in Jesus to be reminded of these truths:
-You are no longer a slave to sin.
-You are dead to sin.
-There is NO condemnation for those in Jesus.
-You are more than a conqueror through Jesus.
-Nothing can separate You from love of God.
As a follower of Jesus, do you need to be reminded of how you are to live? We’ll pray these challenges for the believer in Jesus:
-Take the good news of the gospel to others!
-Let your life be a living sacrifice!
-Set your mind on what the Spirit desires, not your flesh.
-Conform no longer to this world, but be transformed by renewing your mind.
We cannot wait to begin this incredibly rich journey through Romans! Join us, and ask someone to join you!