Lesson Scriptures: Romans 10:9-17
Key Lesson Theme: “Committed to His Mission”
Today's Lesson: Friday, November 27
9 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.
10 One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.
11 For the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on him will not be put to shame,
12 since there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord of all richly blesses all who call on him.
13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
14 How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher?
15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.
16 But not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our message?
17 So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.
Live It Out
Not much has changed over the centuries. Various views still exist over how one gains right standing with the Lord, or even if it is necessary. Some deny sin is a relevant factor over which to have any concern. Others are convinced that in the end everything will turn out okay; that God as a God of love will accept everyone; that salvation is an entitlement, a right. The view that gaining right standing with God is a matter of performance—doing the right things, being a nice person—continues to be popular.
If Paul were standing in our pulpits or interacting with others in our marketplaces, he would denounce those messages as utterly untrue. But he is not standing in our pulpits or in our marketplaces. However, we are, so we are charged to declare the truth. Salvation is found by faith in Christ. It calls for a great commitment to Him as Lord.
For whom are you desiring and praying for salvation; perhaps, a spouse, sibling, friend, coworker, or even a people group?
How are you taking action to support your desire and praying?
In what ways are you sharing the truth of the gospel or supporting its proclamation by others?
How would you explain that the effort to come into right relationship with the Lord by one’s own performance is inadequate, insufficient, impossible, and unscriptural?
What evidence can others see in your life of your confession and belief that Jesus is Lord?
Until next week Saints…..
Every day is Sunday